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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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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