Demonstrating Interest and the Power of “Why”

We recently completed our fourth Career Conference of 2016 and have our fifth and final Career Conference of 2016 to kick off in less than one month.  An overarching theme for this year is companies are most definitely hiring but the economy is still such where companies can afford to, and will be, selective in […]
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Relationships Matter

I wrote a blog post a few years ago focused on building a professional network, which you can read here. Recently, I read a Harvard Business Review article entitled Great Leaders Embrace Office Politics by Michael Chang Wenderoth and wanted to revisit the topic. The article immediately grabbed my attention because when I think of the […]
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The August Career Conference Update

The August Career Conference has concluded but we are still busy with the follow-up process with candidates traveling across the country conducting their follow-up interviews.  These are interviews taking place on site with companies at the location where they may be working.  As of this blog post, several candidates have accepted offers while the majority […]
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The Dangling Carrot

I was on a recent recruiting trip meeting with candidates in our program and interviewing potential new candidates.  During the course of several conversations, I asked the candidate where they were in their decision process to transition from the military and I’d get a plethora of answers to include being on the fence, leaning towards […]
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The Bottom Line and the August 2016 Career Conference

Today the Cameron-Brooks team will travel to our first Career Conference in Chicago our fourth Career Conference of the year!  Time has certainly flown by in 2016.  As we put the finishing touches on the conference preparation, we expect it to be another jam packed four days with the candidates expecting to average just over […]
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Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 6: Having an action-oriented mentality and balancing work and life

Julie Wilson is a former US Army Intelligence Officer who transitioned through Cameron-Brooks in 2013 and, today, is the Marketing Director at Textron Systems. In her role, she leads the marketing operations of a multi-business military and defense contracting company. Since transitioning from the military, Julie has been extremely successful as a Manager for Business Development and Category […]
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Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 5: Building Your Network and Personal Brand and Working Hard

Ross Nussbaum is a former USMC Infantry Officer who transitioned through Cameron-Brooks in 2013 and, today, is a Territory Manager at Biosense Webster, Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. Essentially, Ross manages a geographic territory while advising physicians in surgery on the proper use and application of products associated with the treatment […]
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Considering the Three P’s

I have the privilege of talking to young professionals who are considering or planning a transition from military service to a career in corporate America. Through these conversations, I find that people sometimes have trouble defining their leadership experiences. To help in this, I like to encourage people to consider the Three P’s: People, Problem […]
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Sampling of where June Candidates are Launching Business Careers

The June Career Conference has concluded but it has been a very busy and productive three weeks following the Career Conference with candidates conducting their follow-up interviews.  These are interviews taking place on site with companies at the location where they may be working.  As of this blog post, all of the follow-up interviews are […]
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June 2016 Career Conference Results

Congratulations to all of the June 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 570 interviews conducted in 48 hours and an average of 11.7 interviews per […]
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The Economy, Leadership, & The June 2016 Career Conference

The June 2016 Career Conference is upon us!  Hard to believe that we are half of the way into 2016 and 5 months from election night. You probably saw the recent economic numbers where the US had 38,000 job growth but had expected well over 100,000 new jobs.  Additionally, the “R” word, recession, is starting […]
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Finding the Right Hires for Challenging Roles

Cameron-Brooks alumnus Ed Barchak has had a lot of experience hiring military officers over the last 12 years. In this video, Ed explains the value he sees in hiring Junior Military Officers and specifically what competencies he looks for during the interview. To see more insight from hiring managers, visit our YouTube Channel. Pete Van Epps
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The April 2016 Career Conference Results

After a very busy but productive four days, the candidates, recruiters, and Cameron-Brooks team have returned home safely from Charlotte.  We are now well underway with the follow-up process and even as I type this post, we have candidates traveling across the country to conduct interviews on-site with our client companies.  For this April Career Conference […]
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The April 2016 Career Conference

Today and tomorrow, the Cameron-Brooks team and candidates will travel to Charlotte, NC for our second Career Conference of the year.  We have a great lineup of companies and opportunities awaiting them, and the diversity of companies and industries represented will allow the candidates to conduct a thorough career search to find the best fit for […]
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Do you have Presence?

Have you ever been in a difficult conversation only to leave the conversation moments later and think of that perfect thing you should have said?  Or maybe it was a presentation you gave where you didn’t feel at your best? Harvard Business School social psychologist Amy Cuddy first became mainstream when she delivered a TED talk about […]
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