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BY Joel Junker

April 2021 Career Conference & The Power of the Cameron-Brooks Network

Tomorrow we will officially kick off the April 2021 Career Conference, our second of the year.  As we put the finishing touches on the Conference, we expect the average number of interviews per candidate to be ~11.5.   These interviews will be with a variety of industries, companies, career fields, positions, locations, etc.

We have a great lineup of companies and opportunities attending the virtual April Career Conference with over 45 hiring groups and 34 distinct companies, 5 of which are brand new to Cameron-Brooks! Additionally, we have 22 Cameron-Brooks alumnus among the other company recruiters attending to recruit for OPEN positions on behalf of their companies. And all of this while still enduring an economy dealing with a pandemic!

I think the Cameron-Brooks network is a key factor when it comes to helping our JMO candidates launch careers.  Cameron-Brooks is far and away the oldest JMO recruiting firm, and frankly oldest military recruiting firm, period at 50+ years.  Now, oldest does not always mean best.  If you were to offer me a 10 year old television versus a brand new one, there is no question I’m taking the brand new one!  But with 50+ years in the industry (and basically pioneering the veteran recruiting industry), Cameron-Brooks brings a network that is second to none.

Another important facet of our network? The recruiters in attendance are typically the decision makers, the hiring managers, or even executives within the company.  For this Conference, two new companies are attending because their CEOs are Cameron-Brooks alumni!  And we are not talking about CEO’s of a 10-person company but rather multi-billion dollar organizations.  Sample position titles of the recruiters attending include Senior Director, Senior Vice President of Sales; Director of Process Development; Plant Manager; Director of Capital Projects & Facilities Engineering; Vice President Operations; Associate Director of Marketing; Senior Vice President North America; Chief Information Officer; Co-Founder & Principal, just to name a few.

This is also why the follow-up interview process takes, on average, just 18 working days from Conference conclusion to candidates accepting an offer.  Cameron-Brooks allows our candidates to bypass the applications, the filters, the screening interviews with talent acquisitions and HR, and get right to the decision makers!  Here is a quick sampling of what we have in store for the April candidates:

Sample Industries Include:

Medical Device; Consumer Package Goods; Pharmaceutical; Industrial Services; Healthcare; High Technology; Financial Advisory Services; Consulting; Diagnostic Testing Services; Home Building; Alternative Energy; Professional Services; and many more.

Sample Companies Include:

Boston Scientific; Corning, Inc; Eurofins Scientific; L3 Harris Corporation; Lennar Corporation; Love’s Travel Stops; Post Consumer Brands; Protiviti, Inc.; Shaw Industries Group, Inc.; Stryker Corporation; Catalent, Inc.; USAA; and many more.

Sample Positions Include:

Field Clinical Specialist; Service Leader; Process Development Engineering Supervisor; Territory Sales Manager; Program Manager; Plant Maintenance Supervisor; Group Facility Administrator; Quality Engineer; Global Strategic Marketing Manager; Director of Scheduling & Pricing; Senior Financial Analyst; Operations Manager; Information Systems Manager; IT Consultant; Regional Distribution Center Manager; Field Installation Supervisor; and many more.

Sample Locations Include:

New York, NY; Boston, MA; Baltimore, MD; Raleigh, NC; San Francisco, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Phoenix, AZ; Dayton, OH; Orange County, CA; Cincinnati, OH; Denver, CO; Seattle, WA; Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA; and many more.

Finally, check out our podcast on your podcast app or by clicking here.  On the podcast, we interview Cameron-Brooks alumni who are making an impact in the business world. We feature alumni from different military backgrounds who launch their careers in variety of roles across companies and industries. As of this blog post, we have published our 120th podcast episode!

Stay tuned until next week. I’ll be back to post the results of the April 2021 Cameron-Brooks Career Conference!