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BY Joel Junker

June 2021 Career Conference – Throwback to 2019?!

This Friday, the Cameron-Brooks team will officially kick off the June 2021 Career Conference, our third of the year.  As we put the finishing touches on the Conference, we expect the average number of interviews per candidate to be ~13.0.   I’d like to take a moment and let that average number of interviews sink in.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released the latest employment report and you can access that here.  As an economy, the U.S. unemployment rate has now dropped to 5.8%.  Just a year ago in May 2020, the unemployment rate stood at a whopping 13.0%.  13.0 average interviews is a number we’ve not seen since the pandemic started!  What does all of this mean?  It’s a good time to be making or considering a transition to Corporate America!

While we certainly saw companies continue to hire throughout the pandemic, I think it is both reasonable and safe to assume that the hiring pace was slower during the pandemic than prior to it.  But now, as the economy begins to power out of the pandemic, many companies are finding themselves a bit light on their leadership bench and have begun to accelerate their development candidate recruiting!

That might beg the question then, if the economy is beginning to return to some sense of normal and there are more opportunities available, why do I need a recruiting firm?  Truth be told, you may not.  If the goal is to get out of the military and simply find a job, then I’d submit the economy is good enough to do just that and you don’t really need a recruiting firm.

But what if your goal is to launch a career?  Find the very best opportunity to support your short AND long term career goals?  With more opportunities out there, how do you properly vet those opportunities to ensure you do choose the best option?  Our CEO, Chuck Alvarez, recently discussed what a successful transition from the military to Corporate America looks like in our episode 116 podcast and the power of comparison in a career search in episode 118.

Additionally, if you are considering a transition to the business world, my colleague Pete Van Epps recently published a great blog post discussing whether a JMO should stay in the military or transition.  It’s very insightful and packed full of great thought provoking questions and suggestions. I’d encourage giving it a read!

We have a great lineup of companies and opportunities attending the virtual June Career Conference with over 50 hiring groups and 35 distinct companies.  Additionally, we have 20 Cameron-Brooks alumnus among the other company recruiters attending to recruit for OPEN positions on behalf of their companies.

Here is a quick sampling of what we have in store for the June candidates:

Sample Industries Include:

Construction; Facilities Services; Consulting; Home Building, Medical Device & Robotics; Consumer Package Goods; Pharmaceutical; Professional Services; Logistics/Trucking;  Diagnostic Testing Services;  Banking; Mining; and many more

Sample Companies Include:

Catalent, Inc; Corning, Inc; EY; Johnson & Johnson; Mars, Inc; Schneider National; CRH Americas; Altec Industries, Inc; DaVita, Inc; Russell Reynolds Associates; KeyBank; Shaw Industries Group, Inc; and many more.

Sample Positions Include:

Outpatient Sales Representative; Production Manager; Engineering Department Manager; Senior Manufacturing Supervisor; Process Engineer; Quality Engineer; Performance Manager; Group Facility Administrator; Supply Chain Senior Analyst; Senior Consultant; Clinical Territory Associate; Finance Analyst; Product Line Manager; IT Project Manager; Brand Manager; Information Systems Manager; Director of Operations; Operations Manager; Six Sigma Black Belt; Maintenance Manager; and many more.

Sample Locations Include:

New York, NY; Boston, MA; Dallas, TX; Tampa, FL; Denver, CO; Lexington, KY; Durham, NC; Corning, NY; Austin, TX; Dayton, OH; Salt Lake City, UT; San Jose, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Cincinnati, OH; Madison, WI; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA; New Orleans, LA; Seattle, WA; 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 125th podcast episode!

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