Later in life, Ed became the Manager of Engineering
Recruiting for a large 22-office recruiting firm based in Ohio. He witnessed how, in an effort to be all things to all people, the big firms tried to be an expert in everything. One day
they would "specialize" in chemical engineers, the next day they would "specialize" in manufacturing engineers, and the next day the focus would change yet again. He realized that to do this job
right and become a real asset to both sides of the hiring process, you had to truly specialize in one single area and learn that market even better than your clients. If we're going to be the
guide on this trip, shouldn't we at least know the lay of land? Shouldn't you be connected to the powerful decision makers and performers in the industry?
As a result, in 1993, Ed decided to start his own
recruiting firm which specialized in civil engineering. Many of the candidates we work with have heard from many other recruiting firms in the past. They are usually pleasantly surprised
at our careful and "long-term" approach to their career search. Since most people we work with are currently employed (and doing quite well), they are not looking for just "a job".
However, if a really outstanding opportunity from an "A+" company confidentially presents itself, they'd probably like to hear more about it and possibly explore it further. We simply
place great people into great companies … that's our recipe for success.
And, by the way, what does CWP stand for? Chester
Walter Piergies, the President's father and namesake of the firm. Chester served as a tailgunner on B-24 and B-17 bombers in WWII. He was proud of that.