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BY Joel Junker

Mindset Brings Opportunities: June ’23 Career Conference

As I write this blog post, we are just two days away from kicking off our third Career Conference of 2023, where the right transition mindset brings opportunities.

The latest May Labor Report was just published this past Friday, and you can read that report here.  Unemployment climbed a little to 3.7% but still is historically low.  As we put the finishing touches on the June Career Conference, I can say with certainty there are definitely companies hiring, but there is variability in certain industries and markets– some are hiring, some are holding off.  We are definitely seeing this across our client companies, but it is absolutely possible to make a successful transition. There are great opportunities for JMOs, provided you are well prepared and have the right mindset!
I expect the average number of interviews for the June Career Conference to be ~10.6 interviews per candidate at the June Conference,  which is 1.2 interviews higher per average than the April 2023 Career Conference, so it’s looking good.  We are also expecting 30 distinct companies and nearly 40 hiring groups to attend, with the vast majority of the recruiters being the hiring managers.
I will also say that candidates who are willing to be more open on career fields and geography requirements will have more interviews and maximize the opportunity to do a strong career search and fully explore their marketability.
As I’ve said in other blog posts, those that are going to be more myopic with their strategy in terms of geography, etc., will most likely struggle in this economy.
In the end, transitions are about making strategic investments– find excellent opportunities to get your foot in the door in a great company and then navigate your career development/geographies from there. Having an investment mindset brings opportunities.


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

Sample Industries Include:

Medical Device; Healthcare; Consumer Package Goods (CPG); Oil & Gas; Alternative Energy; Facilities Services; Financial Services; Professional Services; Packaging; Robotics; Building Materials; Communications; Specialty Vehicles; and many more.

Sample Positions Include:

Quality Engineer; Field Clinical Specialist; Associate Finance Manager; Senior Manufacturing Supervisor; Regional Operations Director; Product Development Manager; Senior Warehouse Manager; Project Senior Analyst; Value Stream Manager; Associate Brand Manager; Automation General Manager; Six Sigma Black Belt; Vice President of Service; and many more.

Sample Locations Include:

Nashville, TN; Boston, MA; Cincinnati, OH; Minneapolis, MN; Philadelphia, PA; Tampa, FL; New Orleans, LA; Kansas City, KS; New York, NY; Austin, TX; Berkeley, CA; Houston, TX; Richmond, VA; Grand Rapids, MI; San Jose, CA; Chicago, IL;  Baton Rouge, LA; Oklahoma City, OK; and many more.

If you’d like to learn more about the Cameron-Brooks transition firm advantage, more JMO transition insight for 2023, and how it’s impacted the upcoming June Career Conference Candidates, click here.  Additionally, if you are interested in exploring your options with Cameron-Brooks, or if you’re curious about how to make a successful transition, I encourage you to call us at 210-874-1500! You can also check out our website, YouTube Channel, and follow us on LinkedIn.

As always, stay tuned until next week. I’ll be back to post the results of the Cameron-Brooks June 2023 Career Conference. Our JMO candidates will have exciting stories about how mindset brings opportunities.

Rob Davis