5 Thoughts When Considering Opportunity vs. Location

As a recruiter, I have the opportunity to travel across the country meeting and working with great officers.  In my 6 1/2 years at Cameron-Brooks, one topic that has been a mainstay in my discussions with JMOs about transitioning is location.  As a former Cameron-Brooks candidate and a business person of nearly seventeen years, I […]
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Should a JMO Use a Military Officer Recruiting Firm?

Should a JMO use a military officer recruiting firm?  You might think the answer I would give to this question being a recruiter and a Principal at Cameron-Brooks would be a resounding, 100%, all the time “yes.”  But the truth is, it depends.  There are indeed situations where a JMO may not need or benefit […]
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Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 22 – How Former Army Artillery Officer Chose New Career Leading Operations for Behavioral Health Group

Welcome to another episode of the Cameron-Brooks Podcast! In this episode, I interview Derek Walsh, VP of Operations Administration, Behavioral Heath Group. Derek shares some of his keys to success since making the transition from the Army to BHG. We explore topics like working through the career search decision-making process, staying flexible, proactively looking for ways to […]
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Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 21 – How to Transition from JMO to Logistics Planning at a Wine Company and Teaching at a Top MBA School

Thanks for listening to the Cameron-Brooks podcast! This week, I had the opportunity to visit with Cameron-Brooks alumni, Tanya Chavez. Tanya works for G3 Enterprises and transitioned from the Air Force through Cameron-Brooks in 2012.  Since that transition, she has earned her MBA at UC Berkely Haas School of Business, led a major enterprise resource planning […]
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5 Steps to Building Credibility with a New Team

I recently interviewed Rob Carranza for the Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Above and Beyond. Rob is a former Air Force Navigator with a Mechanical Engineering degree. In the podcast, we get into some interesting topics about his background and his transition to Johnson & Johnson as a Product Development Engineer. In his first role at J&J, he […]
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Focus – In a Word

Happy New Year! I love this time of year because with a new year comes the opportunity to initiate new goals and re-focus on goals that may have fallen by the wayside in the past.  At the very beginning of each year, as things are ramping back up to full speed, I spend time developing professional […]
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Thanksgiving and High Performance

I start most days by journaling about what I am grateful for from the previous day.  Little did I know, that according to Michael Hyatt, former CEO and Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publisher and virtual mentor, I was modeling what other high performers do at the start of their day (or year).  You can read here […]
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Starting a Career in Sales: Debunking the Myths

 An interesting comment I often hear toward the end of a Career Conference is, “I wish I would have interviewed for a few more sales opportunities.” I am usually able to dig into that comment to learn more and often find that JMOs have a misperception about professional business-to-business sales. They assume that all sales are […]
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Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 10: Finding Camaraderie Outside of the Military, Listening to Customers and Having the Long View Over Career Progression

In this episode, former Naval Submarine Officer, Joel Godfrey, shares his unique perspective on making the transition from the military to leading very large projects as a Senior Consultant at A-P Networks. Joel gives some great insight on: Similarities and differences between leading projects in the military and Corporate America Assimilating into the business world and […]
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Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 9: The Importance of Being Yourself, Growing Where You’re Planted, and Asking for Help

In this episode of the Cameron-Brooks podcast, Ryan Nungesser shares his unique perspective on making the transition from Marine Corps Captain to a career with Boston Scientific. Ryan has been working with Boston Scientific since 2009 and has risen to the role of Production Director, a role in which he leads over 500 people, positively impacting […]
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Relationships Matter

I wrote a blog post a few years ago focused on building a professional network, which you can read here. Recently, I read a Harvard Business Review article entitled Great Leaders Embrace Office Politics by Michael Chang Wenderoth and wanted to revisit the topic. The article immediately grabbed my attention because when I think of the […]
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