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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Full-Time MBA Programs – Are They Worth It? UPDATED

I posted the blog post below over a year ago and I wanted to re-post it again as we continue to discuss with JMOs the merits of and options of MBA programs as they pertain to a JMO transitioning to the business world.  I’ve updated the original blog post to reflect some new information and […]
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Using Key Words to Stay Focused on Goals

January is the month when we tend to set goals for the upcoming year. To not fall back into old habits, I tried something different in 2015, and it really seemed to work for me. After writing down my goals, I then came up with five key words, or “triggers,” to keep me focused on […]
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Don’t Be a Perpetual Critic

Critical thinking skills are an important part of being an effective leader.  A good leader has to be able to look at processes and strategies, and then use logic and reason to identify the good and bad in a situation, challenge conventional thinking, and identify better ways to execute and get desired results.  You can’t […]
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4 Tips to Make Thanksgiving Day Every Day

Ever since Cameron-Brooks started a blog in 2009, I scheduled myself to write the blog post for Thanksgiving week. Why? It’s my favorite week, day and holiday of the year! I get to use our blog as a platform to encourage others (and remind myself too) to make gratitude a habit, not just a holiday […]
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Corporate America Wants Problem Solvers

After a very busy and rainy four days in Charlotte, NC, all of the candidates, companies and Cameron-Brooks team have returned home safely from the November Career Conference. We have a very busy 18 working days to come as we begin to coordinate all of the follow-up interviews. 47 candidates , 14 spouses/support team members, […]
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Military Decision Making – It Goes Well Beyond the Military

Since the beginning of time, when making important decisions, people have taken a single piece of paper, drawn a line down the middle, and proceeded to make a pros versus cons list.  The military decision making process is certainly a more complex and thorough way of approaching decision making but it does boil down to […]
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Leading an Engaged Team

How do you lead a team? What is your leadership style? How do you inspire a group of people to follow you? These are all common interview questions that help hiring managers get to the core of how you lead and influence a team to achieve difficult objectives. Another question you rarely hear, but should […]
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It’s the Little Things…….

I recently read an article that referenced the 2014 University of Texas Commencement speech delivered by Admiral William H. McRaven, who at that time was the U.S. Special Operations Commander.  He spoke for roughly 19 minutes to the graduating class and delivered 10 points to them as they embark on their new lives post college.  If […]
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The August 2015 Career Conference

Today, the Cameron-Brooks team will travel to Kansas City, MO for our fourth Career Conference of 2015!  Today and tomorrow the Cameron-Brooks candidates will be traveling from all over the country to join us as they prepare to take the next big step towards their new business careers.   At this Career Conference, the candidates will […]
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Cameron-Brooks Career Conference: A Recruiter’s Perspective

At our most recent Career Conference, many innovative companies were in attendance interviewing talented Junior Military Officers (JMOs) to fill open leadership positions. One such company is BBH, a full-service global creative agency providing strategic brand ideas, integrated communications, pure play digital solutions and much more for some of the world’s best and most recognized […]
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Top Six Questions to Ask A Military Recruiting Firm

Be certain to ask the following questions when evaluating, comparing or interviewing military officer or Junior Military Officer (JMO) recruiting firms.  If you are currently working with one, it would also be wise to ask these questions of your current recruiting firm.  You may be surprised at the answers. 6.  How will you make certain […]
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4 Leadership Tips from Ben Franklin

By coincidence this July 4th Weekend, I finished reading “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life” by Walter Isaacson. While I did not intend to read and complete the book within days of celebrating our nation’s independence, the coincidence is providing me with time to reflect on how our Founding Fathers (especially Franklin) lived their lives and led […]
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Connecting to Sales

We have seen some excellent Sales Leading to Management opportunities at recent Career Conferences. Leading companies like Textron Aviation, Medtronic and Altec (to name a few) have hired JMOs into sales roles with great success. As a former Sales Manager for a leading Medical Device company, I speak from experience when I say that JMOs […]
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June 2015 Career Conference Results

The Cameron-Brooks team and the June Career Conference Candidates and companies have all arrived home safely from Charlotte, NC, with some of us dodging tropical storms along the way!  54 candidates , 17 spouses/support team members, and over 30 companies were in attendance.  The candidates averaged 13 interviews and over 700 interviews were conducted at the Conference on […]
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