This Is My CPI

Welcome to the “This Is My CPI” series! We are taking you inside CPI for a look at what we do, who we work with and why.  Over the next several months, we’ll be sharing new interviews, job seeking tips and tricks, clients stories and much, much more. Stay tuned! Interested in learning more about…

Spring Resolutions

Do you get the urge to launch a self-improvement plan in the spring?  It’s probably because you’ve spent the winter doing little more than sitting in your sweat pants watching Scandal or football or maybe both. Think of your spring tune up as a warmer version of your New Year’s resolution – assuming you live…

Here’s To Another 35 Years!

In 1982, the price of a gallon of gas was $1.22.  The unemployment rate was at 9.7%. The average cost of a new house was $82,200.  Time Magazine named the Man of the Year as the computer.  The first ever CD player was sold in Japan. Emoticons were created at Carnegie Mellon University.  Michael Jackson…

Selfish By Nature

Most have heard the old adage, “nice guys finish last.”  Or how about “you can’t play it safe if you want to get ahead.”   And somewhere along the line, many of us received the message that we had to be ruthless to climb to the top of an organization.  So is it true? Do nice…

The Big Business Of Security Clearances

Have you ever wondered about Secret and Top Secret jobs?  What are they? What are the history/origins of security clearances? What do people with Secret and Top Secret clearances do for a living? What type of information do they have access to? What’s the difference between Secret and Top Secret? What does it cost to…

Why Make A New Year’s Resolution?

It’s getting to be about that time. Maybe you’ve already gotten a head start on making your New Year’s resolution list. Or maybe you categorically refuse to participate in the ubiquitous tradition of self-denial or self-improvement.  Love it or hate it, we can not escape the New Year’s resolution. Even if we flat out refuse…

Personal Finance And The Power Of Education

In 2010 the US Department of Education released a series of recommendations on providing personal finance education in secondary schools. According to Tony Hobman, Chief Executive, Consumer Financial Education Body (CFEB), providing personal finance education in schools is the best opportunity to embed a basic understanding of financial matters in our young people. However, there…

Happy Veterans Day

November 11 is a day which all Americans set aside to honor anyone who has ever donned a military uniform and served our great nation. We owe them a sincere debt of gratitude. As a veteran owned company, Veterans Day is particularly poignant and close to the hearts and minds of everyone who comes to…

CPI: Working With Defense Clients

In 1982, Steve York started Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI) with a focus on providing technical solutions to the defense industry, in particular General Dynamics, one of the largest defense companies in the United States of America. After more than  34 years, CPI is still the number one supplier to GD. Why? Because CPI understands how…