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BY Joel Junker

How Many Sales Interviews Do You Have?

It’s not meant to be a trick question but often it is.  If you answered anything other than “ALL”, you too were tricked.  That is because it doesn’t matter whether you are interviewing for an engineering project management position, corporate finance, manufacturing team leadership role, etc.    In the interview, the intent is to demonstrate to a company that you are a good fit and to do that you have to sell yourself and your skills.  So, all of your interviews are in fact sales interviews.  One of the ways to think about selling yourself is to show a company how you can impact their bottom line.  While the bottom line of a commercial business company (revenues, profits, etc) may differ from the military’s bottom line (combat readiness and proficiency), that really does not matter.  If you can demonstrate to a company how you were able to increase your unit’s proficiency in critical mission tasks, improve maintenance of vehicles, improve tactics and procedures to make your organization more efficient, etc. companies can draw the reasonable conclusion that you can impact their bottom line as well.  So, for all of the January 2016 Conference candidates, you have a lot of “sales” inteviews coming your way very soon!

Today the Cameron-Brooks team will travel to Charlotte, NC to kick off our first Career Conference of 2016!!  We are excited for the opportunity to help our candidates and client companies reach their goals!

We are excited about the tremendous lineup of companies and opportunities for our January Career Conference.   We have some of our original clients dating back 40+ years attending this Conference as well as over 10 new companies as well.  This includes opportunities ranging from a small 20+ person consulting company to one of the largest Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies in the world. It includes opportunities in engineering, consulting, finance, team leadership in manufacturing and operations, general management, and sales.  It is a privilege to be a part of each of our candidate’s first steps towards their career in Corporate America.

Start new career on black Blackboard with businessman

Sample industries for the January 2016 Career Conference include: Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Consumer Package Goods, High Technology, Energy, Consulting, Information Technology, Industrial, Building Materials, Social Media, and more.

Sample companies include: Boston Scientific, Proctor & Gamble, Cintas, EY, Fresenius Medical Care, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HollyFrontier, Textron Aviation, PwC, Stryker Corporation, Unilever, Twitter, and many more.

Sample positions include:  R&D Operations Engineer, Market Development Consultant, Deputy Business Director, Pricing Marketing Engineer, General Manager, Financial Analyst, Account Manager, Manufacturing Operations Leader, Program Account Manager, Plant Finance Manager, Client Operations Supervisor, Six Sigma Black Belt, Director of Business Development, Quality Engineer, Factory Logistics Team Leader, Maintenance Team Leader, and many more.

Sample locations include:  Charleston, SC; Columbus, OH; Boston, MA; Richmond, VA; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Houston, TX; New York City, NY; Birmingham, AL; Detroit, MI; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Cincinnati, OH; Atlanta, GA; Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; Oklahoma City, OK; Saint Louis, MO; Baltimore, MD; and many more.

Next week I will publish a blog post commenting on the results of the January 2016 Career Conference.

Rob Davis