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Career Conference Results from November 2019

Career Conference Results from November 2019Our November Career Conference was another success! Everyone arrived home safely  to their respective bases, posts, and cities from Charlotte, NC and the final Career Conference of 2019 has officially concluded! 

As we begin the coordination for the follow-up process,  our candidates can expect an action packed next 3 weeks filled with travel, follow-up interviews, and career decisions to make!  We had 39 candidates along with 12 spouses and/or support team members attend the November Career Conference.  The candidates conducted over 520 interviews with a whopping average of 13.4 interviews per candidate!  The pursuit rate for this conference was 61%. “Pursuit rate” is defined as the number of interviews in which the candidates achieved success divided by the total number of their interviews. “Achieving success” in an interview at the Career Conference simply means the companies expressed interest in moving forward in the interview process with the candidate. So, for this Conference, the candidates converted 8.1 of those 13.8 interviews into a successful interview.

There were 35 distinct companies that attended including 6 brand new client companies, and many companies had multiple divisions attend.  

Career Conference Results from November 2019

Additionally, there were 25 Cameron-Brooks alumni in attendance recruiting on behalf of their companies. In fact, some of them we placed many years ago and several we placed just within the last couple of years.  For more of an inside look at the Conference, check out our YouTube Channel.

A sample of the client companies represented at the November 2019 Career Conference included the following:

Transportation and Logistics Company:

For more than 80 years, this company has delivered goods and services that have helped customers grow their businesses, moved our economy forward and enhanced the lives of people everywhere.  From the humble beginnings of a single truck, this company is a leading transportation and logistics services company.  It provides a broad portfolio of premier truckload, intermodal and logistics solutions, and operates one of the largest for-hire trucking fleets.  This company offers services to approximately 19,000 customers across their portfolio, including nearly 200 FORTUNE 500 companies.  They attended the Conference recruiting for operations team leadership positions.

Healthcare:

A world leader in point-of-care testing and diagnostic technology products for hospitals and ambulatory and urgent care facilities. They offer advanced with-patient testing solutions for real-time results in healthcare facilities across the continuum of care. The company is part of a $30 billion FORTUNE 500 company consistently recognized as one of the “Worlds Most Admired Companies.” They attended the Conference recruiting for professional sales positions.

Financial Services:

A FORTUNE 500 company and one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies with total assets of approximately $137 billion.  They are known for building enduring relationships with consumers and businesses through client-focused solutions and great service.  Also, the company provides a wide range of retail and commercial banking, commercial leasing, investment management, consumer finance, commercial mortgage servicing and special servicing, and investment banking products and services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients.  Their banking services are provided across the country through 1,200 full-service retail banking branches and a network of 1,593 ATMs in 15 states, as well as additional offices, online and mobile banking capabilities, and a telephone banking call center.  They attended the Conference recruiting for business analysis positions.

Technology Manufacturing:

A trusted global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry.  Their customers are the most successful semiconductor companies in the world. They include Intel, Samsung, Micron, TSMC, Global Foundries, Toshiba, SK Hynix, Texas Instruments, and Broadcom, developing some of the most advanced semiconductors. Their broad portfolio of market-leading atomic layer deposition, etch, and clean solutions helps customers achieve success on the wafer.  It’s done by enabling device features that are 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand, resulting in smaller, faster, more powerful, and more power-efficient chips and electronics.  Through collaboration, continuous innovation, and delivering on commitments, they are transforming atomic-scale engineering and enabling its customers to shape the future of technology.  The hottest trends today are being fueled by smaller and more powerful semiconductors. (This includes cloud computing, Internet of Things, mobile applications, E-medicine, autonomous vehicles, social media, etc.).   They attended the conference recruiting for engineering, project management, and team leadership positions.

Flooring Manufacturing:

This company is wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.  It is also one of the most valuable companies in the world with $247 billion in annual revenue (Chairman is Warren Buffett).  Also, it is a leading manufacturer and supplier of carpet, resilient, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone, synthetic turf and other specialty products to residential and commercial markets worldwide.  They design and manufacture over 3,900 styles of tufted carpet, wood and resilient flooring for residential and commercial use. And they do this under about 30 brand and trade names and under certain private labels.  Additionally, they also provide project management and installation services.  The company’s manufacturing operations are fully integrated from the processing of raw materials used to making fiber through the finishing of carpet.  The company’s products are sold wholesale to over 39,000 retailers, distributors and commercial users throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico and are also exported to various overseas markets.  They attended the Conference recruiting for logistics team leadership positions.

Medical Device Technology:

The global technology leader in the rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery.  This company develops, manufactures and markets robotic technologies designed to improve clinical outcomes and help patients return more quickly to active and productive lives.  The company’s mission is to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients.  Their flagship product is the da Vinci® Surgical System, which is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to enable complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.  Surgical applications include gynecologic surgery, urologic surgery, general surgery (hernia repair, colorectal surgery, cholecystectomy, bariatric surgery), cardiothoracic surgery, and head and neck surgery.   They attended the Conference recruiting for sales positions.

Oil & Gas Industry:

A leading global producer of industrial gases, including nitrogen, oxygen, argon, acetylene, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen and fuel gases.  In North America, the company manufactures and markets over 20,000 different types of gas products for applications in a large and diverse number of industries to include automotive, agriculture, chemicals, electronics, energy, glass, healthcare, pharmaceutical, steel, food, packaging, semiconductor, water treatment and more.  Their products help customers increase productivity, improve product capability, meet quality standards, reduce operating costs, maximize product quality, and improve people’s health.  They are a leading supplier of industrial gases and cryogenic food freezing and chilling technologies for the food industry.  Their products allow their customers to extend the reach of their supply chain in lieu of building new plants and distribution centers. They attended the Conference recruiting for applications sales engineering roles.

If you are interested in exploring your options and seeing how Cameron-Brooks could assist you in your career search just like our November 2019 Career Conference candidates, check out our website and upcoming base visit schedule.

Rob Davis