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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January 2015 Career Conference Results

We have just concluded our first Career Conference for 2015 and congratulate all of the January candidates on their hard work and efforts resulting in another successful Conference!    57 candidates and 18 spouses/support team members attended as we conducted 705 interviews with an average of 12.4 interviews per candidate.  As a group, the pursuit […]
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The Diversity of Thought

I recently met with a Senior Director of a Fortune 500 medical device company to explore how to better integrate transitioning military officers into his company. We discussed some common characteristics that military officers possess that the business world values.  We also examined how previous military officers (who now work at his company) integrated quickly […]
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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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Interview Feedback from a Recent Career Conference

At each of our Career Conferences, after a company interviews Military Officers, they sit with someone on the leadership team at Cameron-Brooks to give feedback on how each officer did in the interview. At our recent November 2014 Career Conference, I sat in the feedback out brief with hiring managers from one of the largest […]
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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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November 2014 Career Conference

Today the Cameron-Brooks team will travel to Charlotte, NC to kick off our fifth and final Career Conference of 2014!  We are working on the final touches on our Conference preparation and we are very excited about the quality of both the candidates and the companies for our November Career Conference. Sample industries for the November […]
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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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Can a JMO Prepare Too Much for Interviewing?

Interviewing has evolved since Roger Cameron first taught JMOs how to succeed in a competency-based/behavioral interview where recruiters conduct a formal interview asking a prepared list of interview questions.  Today, most interviews are conducted in a conversational style where recruiters engage in a two-way dialogue with the candidate.  Recruiters tell me they do this because […]
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Why Read?

At the end of every Cameron-Brooks Career Conference, we seek feedback from those military officers (soon-to-be business leaders) with whom we partner regarding their experience with Cameron-Brooks.  One thing we ask, in particular, is for officers to define the aspects of the Cameron-Brooks Development and Preparation Program (DPP) that they found particularly valuable or helpful. […]
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August 2014 Career Conference Results

Congratulations to all of the August 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 700 interviews conducted in 48 hours and an average of 12.9 interviews per […]
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Attitude & The August 2014 Career Conference

Today the Cameron-Brooks team will travel to Charlotte, NC to kick off our fourth Career Conference of 2014.  We are working on the final touches on our Conference preparation.  During our matching process where we develop our candidates’ interview schedules, our President and Owner, Chuck Alvarez, made a comment I thought was very pointed yet simple […]
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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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