We’ve been in business here in the Minneapolis area since 2004, but our program has been developing since 1996. We started out on the east coast working with some large corporations that were going through major layoffs. Our goal was to go in as consulting team to really help those dislocated workers with everything involved with leaving one company, and finding a job somewhere else.
We helped with the job search; finding positions, resumes, interviewing, networking. But we also went beyond that. A lot of those employees were losing their health benefits; not just for themselves, but for their families as well; they weren’t entirely sure how to replace those, so we talked about what to consider there. We even went into buyout packages- union workers being bought out of their contracts, there were a lot of different options to choose from so we talked about what was the best fit for them, could they retire, should they take social security.
That’s where we started, and we ended up working with about 15 fortune 500 companies such as Ford, GM, Chrysler, Anheuser-Busch, ATT, and Verizon. All of that consulting work we did we developed through the changes in the market, and boiled down into what we do today, and that’s what we’ve been focusing on since 2004.
Easy to ask, even easier to answer. This is what we do for a living. It is our job to find you a job. The training and experience that comes with a recruiter is hard to beat. They will often have connections with employers and professionals in a related field that you don’t. Utilizing that network they will branch out and locate positions they feel will suit you best. Often, through these connections, they will help give you a leg up by elevating your resume above your competition.
CPR My Career is a career transition firm, but there is much more to us than that. Utilizing a unique business model and an advanced program we work outside the box of a traditional recruiting firm. This allows us to surpass the limitations of most recruiting firms. These days recruiting firms are encountering a common problem, and that is finding companies willing to pay them. Because of our unique business model we don’t rely solely on placement fees, allowing us to present you with every opportunity available. And this is what presents you with new positions that most firms would never show you.
The most important factor in working with a recruiter is that you’re comfortable with both the recruiter and their firm. You are trusting them with your career, and your future. You need to make sure that the firm you’re working with has your best interest in mind. You need to rely on them to find positions that you think are perfect for you. Make them earn your respect and your trust.
While we do work a lot with certain companies, a key aspect to our success is that we are not required to work with any specific companies exclusively. Our recruiters utilize their own personal networks to find positions for you. Because of this we will always do our best to pair you up with the recruiter we feel is going to the most successful at finding you the right position.
There are 2 primary sources of revenue for us. First is through employers, when we successfully place our clients to a new position. The second is the partnerships with our retirement consultants. Utilizing our unique business model we are able to generate revenue multiple ways. Employer-paid placement fees are just one source of revenue. So we will be able to present you with opportunities that are unique to our firm, in the sense that most firms would not present you with a position unless an employer was paying them. The most important thing to take away from this though, is that we will never ask you for any money or credit card information, and we will never sell your information. All of your information is confidential and will never be shared without your consent.
No. You are not obligated to do any business with our consultants. However, we do require that you meet with them at least once, and keep an open mind. Time is valuable, and we would not want to waste anyone’s time. Yours, or the consultant’s. If, after that first meeting, you feel like you did not benefit from it, you do not have to schedule any additional meetings, and you will still receive our career services.
Our consultants operate independently. This means they are not obligated, or restricted to any products they can recommend. This allows them to make suggestions that are truly the best fit for you. And, because we are able to put enough people in front of our consultants each day, they do not have to pressure you into anything or worry about whether or not you will work with them. Their sole mission is to help improve your plans for retirement.
The great thing about CPR My Career is that we are not limited to any specific industries. Each of our recruiters have their own specialty when it comes to certain levels of positions, industries, and professions. From Aerospace to Telecommunications, Entry-level to Executive. This gives us great flexibility and insight with today’s job market. Because of this we will always do our best to match you up a recruiter that we feel is going to be the most successful in helping you.
CPR My Career focuses primarily on full-time permanent positions and long-term contracts, but we are still able to assist with locating part-time work.
We understand that privacy is often the most important to a lot of our candidates. That is why we work exactly how you want. If you ask us to present you with opportunities before we contact in the employer, we will do just that. We work at your discretion.