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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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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Feedback From Our Clients

At Cameron-Brooks, we are extremely fortunate to work with some of the best, most respected companies in the world. These companies span many different industries and offer a myriad of products and services that meet their customers’ needs.  Of course at every great company, there are great leaders. Here are a few insightful words from […]
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How Many Sales Interviews Do You Have?

It’s not meant to be a trick question but often it is.  If you answered anything other than “ALL”, you too were tricked.  That is because it doesn’t matter whether you are interviewing for an engineering project management position, corporate finance, manufacturing team leadership role, etc.    In the interview, the intent is to demonstrate […]
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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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Happy Holidays from the Cameron-Brooks Team

During this time of year, I spend time looking back at the year and looking forward to the year to come. I complete the final evaluation of my annuals goals to determine what I was able to achieve over the last 12 months and where I want to be, both professionally and personally, in the […]
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9th Graders and a Growth Mindset

Recently our local high school conducted a 9th grade career symposium and I was asked to make a presentation about the importance of good “soft” skills.  By soft skills, I am referring to things like communication style, posture, eye contact, handshake, etc.; all things that are important when these students go and apply for part-time […]
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Conducting Company Research

A common question I receive from Junior Military Officers (JMOs) when exploring their transition options is, “Why should I use a JMO recruiting firm?” That is an excellent question and one that has many different considerations to evaluate. One thing I typically do is point the officer to our website and specifically to the page, “Why […]
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The Value of Starting a Career Search at a Cameron-Brooks Conference

This past week, I met with a Cameron-Brooks Alumnus who works at an $8 million division of a larger $250 million company.  While the company is small relative to a FORTUNE 500 Company, it is publicly traded and manufactures laser systems that measure raw materials during production processes.  He is essentially the Chief Operations Officer “second in […]
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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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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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The Admiral Nimitz Foundation

It is our pleasure to announce that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of PCS to Corporate America, by Cameron, Alvarez and Junker will be donated to The Admiral Nimitz Foundation located in Fredericksburg, Texas. The Foundation was established in 1971 to provide additional development funding for the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Naval Museum, a museum […]
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5 Ways to Keep the True Meaning in Memorial Day

This weekend, we honor those men and women who died while serving our country.  While many people use this weekend as a much needed break or to celebrate the start of summer, we all have a responsibility to take time today to be sincerely grateful for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. […]
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