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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Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 6: Having an action-oriented mentality and balancing work and life

Julie Wilson is a former US Army Intelligence Officer who transitioned through Cameron-Brooks in 2013 and, today, is the Marketing Director at Textron Systems. In her role, she leads the marketing operations of a multi-business military and defense contracting company. Since transitioning from the military, Julie has been extremely successful as a Manager for Business Development and Category […]
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Sampling of where June Candidates are Launching Business Careers

The June Career Conference has concluded but it has been a very busy and productive three weeks following the Career Conference with candidates conducting their follow-up interviews.  These are interviews taking place on site with companies at the location where they may be working.  As of this blog post, all of the follow-up interviews are […]
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Former Navy JMO’s Advice for a Transition to a Business Career

Kristen Deffenbaugh graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2003 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and then went on to earn a Masters in Science of Mechanical Engineering in 2004 from the Naval Post Graduate School.  She served as a Naval Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) until 2008 when she partnered with Cameron-Brooks and transitioned […]
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June 2016 Career Conference Results

Congratulations to all of the June Career Conference candidates and their spouses and support team members on a great conference and taking their first steps towards a career in Corporate America.  It was a very busy and productive Career Conference with over 570 interviews conducted in 48 hours and an average of 11.7 interviews per […]
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Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 2: Who and What Defines Success, Overcoming Obstacles, and Work Life Balance

Beth Gulitus served 10 years as an Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Officer and transitioned through the Cameron-Brooks program to a Sales position with Johnson & Johnson in 1991.  25 years later, she is still with Johnson & Johnson, where she rose to Regional Sales Director and led a team of sales and marketing professionals, totaling approximately […]
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Former AF JMO Career Success and Advice to Others

I recently caught up with Tanya Chavez, a Cameron-Brooks Alumnus, who made the transition from the Air Force to G3 Enterprises in 2012.  Below is what she has been up to the last 4 years and advice to other officers making the transition.   Tanya’s background: USAFA, 2006, BS Behavioral Science Will complete her MBA May […]
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Do you have Presence?

Have you ever been in a difficult conversation only to leave the conversation moments later and think of that perfect thing you should have said?  Or maybe it was a presentation you gave where you didn’t feel at your best? Harvard Business School social psychologist Amy Cuddy first became mainstream when she delivered a TED talk about […]
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6 Interview Tips for Mature Communication

Every Conference, a few JMO candidates lose some interviews due to immature communication. This is disappointing because it is completely avoidable. I debated whether or not to write this post, because in reality, I feel I should not even have to address this. However, during an Interview Preparation Workshop recently, two candidates used inappropriate language, […]
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January 2016 Career Conference Results

After navigating some East Coast storms and 100 knot headwinds, the candidates, companies and Cameron-Brooks team have returned home safely from our first Career Conference of 2016!  We are now starting the very busy process of helping coordinate all of the follow-up interviews which will take place over the next 18 working days.  57 candidates […]
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