Easy Answers to Success?

In today’s economy, and during the Global War on Terror with combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, it seems as if the military, government , and businesses are constantly fighting some challenge or battle, and the “wins” do not come easily.  As a result, sometimes work can be repetitious, a struggle, or seem like a brick wall […]
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Interviewing – How to Deliver Your Best

The article below is from Jeffrey Gitomer’s “Sales Caffeine” Issue 398 that I received Tuesday via e-mail.  I couldn’t find the link to the article on-line so I pasted it here.  I found this extremely relevant for JMO candidates interviewing for business opportunities.  If you follow the Cameron-Brooks blog, you know that we believe preparation […]
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Got Career Security?

To evaluate the relative “security” of a career with the government versus the business market, I would direct you to Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech on June 3rd, 2009.
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From JMO to Business CEO – Leadership Lessons

Monday, Procter & Gamble  (P&G) announced Bob McDonald, current P&G Chief Operating Officer, will assume the CEO position at P&G and A.G. Lafley will step down after a very successful tenure.  Both Mr. Lafley and Mr. McDonald are former JMOs,  Lafley Navy, and McDonald a USMA graduate and Army JMO.  When Roger Cameron started the JMO recruiting […]
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Risk in the Business Career Market?

Buy low, sell high.  This is the basic “secret” to investing wisely.  Investors will discuss how a drop in price reduces the “risk” related to buying the stock.  The price of a stock, in theory, represents all future cash flows of that organization.  When the price is down, the investor has more opportunity to benefit […]
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Good behavior – right thing to do – but also critical for passing company background checks.

Even after you receive and accept an employment offer from a company, your evaluation is not necessarily complete.  Almost all offers are contingent upon completing a background check and drug test.  Companies will check your driving record, criminal record, possibly your credit report, and conduct a drug test.  You have to pass the background check. While this […]
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Receiving and Applying Constructive Criticism = Improving

Constructive criticism. Those two words send shivers down my spine.  I don’t like giving it and I am probably worse at receiving it; but I am getting better.  At Cameron-Brooks, we spend a lot of time coaching JMOs on how to answer the question, “How do you give constructive criticism?”  We do not spend much time […]
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