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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Why You Lead Determines How Well You Lead

I recently came across an article from Harvard Business Review I thought I would share on this blog.  The article discusses a study examining the various reasons why individuals want to be leaders and how those reasons translate into how effective a leader they will be.   There are many reasons as to why someone […]
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Connecting Your Military Background to the Business World

In Chapter 2 of PCS to Corporate America, Roger Cameron explains the importance of quantifying your military success in such a way that the business world can not only understand, but can also see the relevance of what you have done and how it specifically relates to the role for which you are interviewing.  He […]
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Technology, Travel, Productivity, and the JMO

In our efforts to recruit top JMOs for our client companies, my colleagues Joel, Pete, and I spend a significant amount of time traveling which requires us to be as efficient as possible with our time to maximize our productivity efforts.  We are also looking for ways to improve professionally and increase our knowledge.  I […]
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What a Business Career Is Really Like Recorded Webcast

“What’s it really like in business? Will I be satisfied and find meaning in my work if I transition from the military to business? How will my skills translate?” These are top of mind questions many military officers have about a transition, and we asked two Cameron-Brooks Alumni to answer these questions in an hour […]
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4 Steps to Being Prepared for Your Next Meeting

Ever step into a meeting feeling prepared, yet very quickly you recognize you really aren’t?  You start to feel warm, sweat a little, and get a tingling sensation from stress.  You feel uncomfortable and start wondering, “Will the other people notice?  How do I get out of this without anyone thinking that I am completely […]
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What Are You Passionate About?

I read an interesting article in a recent issue of Fortune Magazine about Hobie Alder who was coined, at least in the article, as the “Founding Father of the Surf Industry.” The article chronicled how Adler, starting in the 1950’s, began building surfboards in his parents’ garage and eventually, through significant sacrifice and hard work, […]
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January 2014 Career Conference Results

We just completed our first Career Conference of 2014 and are already busy preparing for the follow-up interview process.  54 candidates and 15 spouses and support team members attended the Conference, and all candidates have companies pursuing them into the follow-up process.  The candidates interviewed with an average of 12.7 companies and averaged 9 companies pursuing them for a 68% pursuit […]
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Holiday Greetings from the Cameron-Brooks Team

This Holiday Season, we take a moment to reflect on 2013 and consider 2014. As we do so, we are grateful for the opportunity to work with such a fantastic group of officers, alumni and client companies. Our mission is to serve others to help them reach their potential and dreams. We have been able […]
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Setting Goals for a Great 2014

During my recent trip to Germany, I used a portion of my nine-hour flight time to reflect on this past year, and what it is I’d like to accomplish in 2014.  I thought about what I accomplished professionally this year at Cameron-Brooks, my relationships with my two children and my wife Heather, my relationship with […]
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