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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The Right Attitude is Everything

I recently read an article entitled “Why I Regretted Hiring the Perfect Employee” by Marc Lore.  Now, I don’t know Marc nor do I typically follow his blog posts but I happened across this article and he highlighted several points that I found both interesting and enlightening.  His article discussed how he hired an employee, […]
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My Personal Military to Business Transition Story and Tips

I transitioned from the military to business 16 years ago this July.  The time has flown and much has happened in 16 years in business, all with Cameron-Brooks!  I clearly remember my transition.  The military and business have changed significantly since my military to business transition but what it takes to succeed in the transition has not.  I […]
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Our Comprehensive Program is Your Advantage

While traveling to Germany recently, I had an interesting conversation with a Junior Military Officer after I finishing an Information Meeting. She approached me and asked, “Why is the Cameron-Brooks process so much more extensive relative to other recruiting firms.”  I appreciated the question and thought others may have the same question.  The answer to […]
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Are You a Good Listener?

Who doesn’t want to be a better speaker?  To be able to effectively communicate and articulate your points to captivate an audience or motivate your troops is a wonderful skill to have.   There are hundreds if not thousands of articles on the topic, organizations like Toastmasters, etc.  As important as this skill might be, perhaps […]
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Have You Checked Your Digital Profile Lately?

Last week a junior military officer (JMO) transitioning to business conducted a Personal Marketability Assessment with my colleague Rob Davis.  When this officer called in for his appointment, our caller ID showed (I am giving you the PG rated version of his Caller ID), “Inebriated Buttocks.”  You can figure out what it really said.  Not […]
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Full-Time MBA Programs: Are They Worth It?

I recently read an article regarding the value of full-time business schools and I included the link below: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/is-business-school-worth-it-143017105.html I wanted to expound upon some of the points in the article as it pertains to the Junior Military Officer.  So, is full-time graduate school worth the investment? The short answer is it depends.  It depends […]
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Want to Improve Your Life? Be Grateful!

My favorite week of the year, Thanksgiving week.  A few of my reasons why: short work week, fall weather, start of the “eating season,” Thanksgiving Day, a holiday without the stress of buying gifts, football, and time focused on being grateful.  Author, former CEO and Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishing, Michael Hyatt wrote a great blog post on […]
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November 2014 Career Conference Results

After a very busy and action packed four days, we have completed our final Career Conference for 2014!    57 candidates and 21 spouses/support team members attended as we conducted over 700 interviews with an average of 12.5 interviews per candidate.  As a group, the pursuit rate was 60+%, with the pursuit rate defined as […]
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Making Contributions on Your Team

I follow a few different blogs and came across a great post from Michael Hyatt recently.  We have previously referenced Hyatt’s blog on the Cameron-Brooks blog here. Michael is the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S. He is the author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, he created and […]
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