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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If You Want To Change The World…

About six months ago, my colleague, Rob Davis, published a great blog post on the importance of having a growth mindset based on Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset. You can read Rob’s post here. In the post, Rob linked a segment of Admiral (Ret.) William McRaven’s 2014 University of Texas Commencement Address. In light of it […]
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Create Routine. Develop a Rhythm.

I was recently at Wright-Patterson AFB and had the chance to meet with the local Company Grade Officer Council. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss different ways to define and increase important professional development habits. A point that came out of the discussion was time, or lack thereof. As a person who works […]
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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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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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4 Tips to Make Thanksgiving Day Every Day

Ever since Cameron-Brooks started a blog in 2009, I scheduled myself to write the blog post for Thanksgiving week. Why? It’s my favorite week, day and holiday of the year! I get to use our blog as a platform to encourage others (and remind myself too) to make gratitude a habit, not just a holiday […]
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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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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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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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Our Comprehensive Program is Your Advantage

While traveling to Germany recently, I had an interesting conversation with a Junior Military Officer after I finishing an Information Meeting. She approached me and asked, “Why is the Cameron-Brooks process so much more extensive relative to other recruiting firms.”  I appreciated the question and thought others may have the same question.  The answer to […]
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