Career Guide

Looking for a job? Need to write a résumé? Want interview tips? The Central Piedmont Career Guide is a tool to help you on your path to career success.

Read the Career Guide

The Central Piedmont Career Guide details the job search process from beginning to end. The following are a few highlights

Section 1: Introducing You – Prepare to Begin Your Job Search

  • Develop your brand (page 7)
  • Network (page 8)
  • Job Shadow (page 10)

Section 2: "Getting it in Writing" — Résumés and Cover Letters

Review résumé examples for a variety of programs, including Associate of Arts, air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration technology, business administration, information technology, medical assisting, and mechanical engineering technology.

  • Popular keywords or buzz words to use (page 14)
  • Spice up your writing with action verbs (page 16)
  • Functional résumés (pages 18–19)
  • Chronological résumés (pages 20–21)
  • Combination résumés (pages 22–23)
  • Cover letters (pages 25-27)

Section 3: "Interviewing Me, Interviewing You – Interview Tips

  • Commonly asked interview questions and tips for answering
  • What to wear to an interview (page 29)
  • Discrimination (page 32)
  • Salary negotiation (page 36)

Corporate Partners

2023 Career Guide Sponsors (Atrium Health, Bank of America, Bayada, CESI, Charlotte Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dentistry of the Carolinas, Lowes Foods, MHC, Novant Health, Vanguard)