How To Write A Winning Resume!

Writing a resume isnt easy, especially when youve never written one before or if you havent kept track of all the projects completed or the skills youve obtained a long the way. The single most important action you can take is to keep a running list of every resume relevant project or skill youve acquired.… Read More »

You’ve Been Ghosted!

So you’ve started to job hunt and you’ve upped your networking game to include at least 3 business related engagements a month. Youve recently attended a local networking event and by fate, you run into the hiring manager of a company youve been interested in working for, for years. You dont want to appear too… Read More »

You Can Learn Just About Anything!

If you tune into social media, especially LinkedIn, you are bound to see an inspirational catch phrase about how important it is to stay positive and never give up. We are all working towards some goal in our life, either personally or professionally. And while its nice to see an inspirational message pop up as… Read More »

Jim Cowper, President, CPI, Testifies Before The Michigan House of Representatives On The Importance Of Hiring Veterans

Home On March 24, 2016, Jim Cowper, president, CPI, along with a team from the Center for Neurological Studies (CNS) testified before the Michigan House of Representatives on creating more effective processes to access our nation’s out processing military personnel and veterans. The CNS team provided testimony on the challenges and solutions associated with the… Read More »

CPI Wins Veteran Owned Small Business Of The Year, SBA, Michigan

CPI was recently bestowed the honor of Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year, 2016 from the Michigan Small Business Administration. “As a veteran owned company, CPI has been working to put out processing military personnel and veterans to work for more than 34 years,” said Jim Cowper, president, CPI. “This company was born out… Read More »

Getting Past The Fear Of Public Speaking

How many people do you know that love to get up in front of a group of people and give a speech? Out of the hundreds of people in your immediate network, there may be one or two people who can tolerate or even enjoy public speaking. And then there are the rest of us.… Read More »

Do You Really Need A College Degree?

Long before student’s graduate from high school, they begin the arduous task of determining what they want to do with their lives. And even more difficult, there are people with five or 10 years of work experience, without advanced education, who are now facing down sizing and termination; despite the upswing in the economy. The… Read More »

ABC’s Person Of The Week, Colonel Larry Phelps Works For CPI

When the lights click on at the Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI) offices long before 8 a.m., the CPI staff sets to work with one goal in mind, to put veterans to work. A global staffing company founded by Steve York in 1982, and headquartered in Waterford, Michigan, CPI has spent more than 33 years partnering… Read More »

Another Job Interview? Be Ready!

So you’re on the hunt for a new job? Or maybe your CPI recruiter just called and you have an interview next week! Now what? There are so many books on prepping for an interview that it could potentially take you at least a couple of years to read through all of them and thats… Read More »

How Millennials Are Shaping The Staffing Industry

By 2020, Millennials will make up 75% of the working population. How is the term Millennial defined, and what does it mean for the future of staffing? A name given to the generation born between 1982 and 2004, this group was labeled as Millennial because they were born at or around the new millennium –… Read More »