Networking During The Holidays

Home Its that time of year! Most of us are gearing up to attend one or more holiday parties. While you may be tempted to skip all the merriment and stay home in your pajamas, here is something to consider: according to ABC news, 80% of jobs are obtained through some type of networking opportunity.… Read More »

Knowledge And Networking

Home Have you ever heard the phrase, “its not what you know, its who you know?” The phrase is misleading and it’s not an either or proposition. Its both. The need to obtain credentials and maintain continuous education has never been more important. There are two reasons for this. First, if you want to stay… Read More »

The Benefits Of Failure

Home Most of us dont like to admit that weve failed. Many of us take failure as a personal indictment on who we are as people. But the truth is, there are several benefits to failure. And if viewed in the proper perspective, failure can be viewed as just a stepping stone on the pathway… Read More »

The Passenger

Home In late summer/early fall 2015, CPI became certified as a veteran owned small business by The Department of Veterans Affairs (SVOB) and the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC). These certifications gave CPI the validation and cache to move forward in our community and throughout the world, to help other businesses fulfill their desires… Read More »

Change The Way You Think. Change Your Life.

Home Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves. ~Gandhi For those of us who have been in the working world for any length of time, youve probably heard someone tell you that your attitude will determine your future. So is it actually possible… Read More »

The Secrets To Success – 7 Tips To Finding Your Dream Job

Although the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3% in July 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down 0.9% point or 1.4 million respectively. Although there are many more factors to be considered when analyzing the health of the U.S. job market, its… Read More »

Contract Work In The Modern World

The job market has changed. In the not too distant past, when a candidate was hired into a company, he would work in the organization for 30 or maybe even 40 plus years. It was not unusual for someone to start and retire from the same job. Most people held only one or maybe two… Read More »

CPI Receives NVBDC Certification! Now What?

CPI recently received a very important certification from the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC); verifying that CPI is a veteran owned business. So what is NVBDC certification and why is it important for CPI to obtain such credentials? The NVBDC was created for the purpose of providing a credible and reliable certifying authority that… Read More »

CPI Wins 101 Best & Brightest Companies To Work For Award – Metro Detroit

  Over the years, Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI) has taken every employee on all-expense paid vacations, sponsored company wide off-site activities, flown employees in from Arizona for the annual CPI holiday party, provided employees with longevity rewards, and more. In January 2015, Jim Cowper, President, CPI implemented the CPIs Cool Places to Work Committee. The… Read More »