If your goal is a business career, should you extend your military commitment to “ride out” this economy?

I am hearing some JMOs who, though seriously considering a business career, say they are willing to extend their military commitment for 2-3 more years to “ride out” the economy.   Although this seems like a logical decision considering the doom and gloom economic reports, from my view as a  JMO recruiter I question that decision. I question it […]
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Answering “How do you…?” Questions During Your Military Transition

As I was working with the Cameron-Brooks candidates preparing for their military to corporate transition at our April Conference, I helped them develop their ability to explain the process behind their key competencies.  I found that a couple of key points helped direct them down the right path.  I’d like to share these with you because understanding the […]
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Lots of Reasons for Hope and Optimism

I should really just post the link to this column from Jack & Suzy Welch in BusinessWeek and let the column say it all.  However, I know there are a lot of ex-military officers, JMOs and Cameron-Brooks alumni reading our blog for insights from Cameron-Brooks.  So I will add just a few comments.  I once […]
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How do you impact the bottom line?

Last week, I had dinner with a Cameron-Brooks alumnus who made the transition from the military to corporate America 3 years ago.  He now works for a Fortune 300 company in the Process Excellence organization.  I asked him what he is currently working on.  He went on to explain how in this current economic environment it […]
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Cameron-Brooks April 2009 Career Conference

As we head back from Charlotte, NC to the Cameron-Brooks office in Texas, Roger Cameron and I are excited about sharing the results of the Cameron-Brooks April 2009 Career Conference with you. We had 47 Cameron-Brooks candidates attend the conference accompanied by 22 support team members to assist them in making the military to business transition. The […]
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The Value of a Cameron-Brooks JMO

As I write this (April 8, 2009), I am on the plane back from our April 2009 Career Conference in Charlotte, NC.  I just read an article in USA Today that surveyed CEOs about hiring for the remainder of 2009.  Needless to say, the majority do not have plans to significantly add to their payroll.  […]
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Location – It’s a Big Deal in a JMO Military Transition

It is only natural that you wrestle with the location issue.  The key is to wrestle with it BEFORE you launch into a career search. In other words, do your research to understand the trade-offs that come with location preferences and develop a strategy to help you make good career decisions.   Without carefully considering […]
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Being Great and Achieving Success

The Cameron-Brooks mission statement says, “Cameron-Brooks will help candidates and alumni reach their utmost potential – personally and in their career…”  To help all of our candidates and alumni reach their potential, I want to share an article with you about being “great” that really made an impact on me and helps me every day […]
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Spouses – Partners not Dependents at Cameron-Brooks

As I travel to military bases around the world recruiting for Cameron-Brooks, I am constantly impressed with the strength of the military spouses I meet.  They are the bedrock of our military families and given the current operations tempo and deployment cycles, take the responsibility for creating a stable family life. In many cases, the […]
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