Practice Like You Play

We’ve all heard that ubiquitous axiom, regardless of whether preparing for a sporting event, academic competition, a major presentation to a boss or important group of people or any number of important events that require a high degree of preparation to ensure flawless execution. As a transitioning military officer, I would argue that interviewing for […]
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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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Too Busy to Read?

President Harry Truman once said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Based on an article I recently read, my guess is that Retired USMC General James Mattis, former Commander of US Central Command, completely agrees with President Truman. General Mattis once sent an email to a colleague responding to an inquiry […]
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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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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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The November 2015 Career Conference

Today, the Cameron-Brooks team will travel to Charlotte, NC for our fifth and final Career Conference of 2015! It has been a great year and it is amazing how time has flown! Earlier this week, my colleague Joel Junker wrote a blog post discussing the value of beginning a career search at a Cameron-Brooks Conference. […]
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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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Interview Depth :: Methods and Motives

We often receive feedback from our clients after a Career Conference that some of the JMOs they interviewed did not answer questions with depth. That is, they did not allow the hiring manager to see them in the role by demonstrating and explaining specifically what they did, how they did it and why it was important. […]
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August 2015 Career Conference Results

We are excited to put the finishing touches on another very successful Career Conference and start working on all of the follow-up interviews to come in the next 18 working days!  47 candidates , 20 spouses/support team members, and over 30 companies were in attendance.  The candidates averaged 12 interviews and over 550 interviews were […]
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The Cameron-Brooks Personal Marketability Assessment

One of the most valuable resources Cameron-Brooks offers a military officer is a Personal Marketability Assessment.  Most officers, even if they are going to stay for a career, consider at one time or another their options outside of the military and wonder if their skill sets and interests will fit with corporate America.  Officers wonder: […]
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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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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

We are less than 48 hours from kicking off our third Career Conference of 2015!  Today and tomorrow the Cameron-Brooks candidates will be traveling from all over the country to Charlotte, NC ready to take the next big step towards launching their careers in Corporate America.   We have very exciting lineup of opportunities waiting […]
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Answering Interview Questions Bottom Line Upfront

Several years ago, when I was in Minot, ND meeting with some AF JMOs, Susan, my wife, called me on my cell phone.  She started:  “Maeve (our daughter) fell off the monkey bars.  She took a hard landing and her arm twisted in a funny way.  She is at the hospital and has seen the […]
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