Being PRESENT in an Interview

I am reading The Charisma Myth by Olivia Cabane. In the book, the author says that one of the best ways to develop and demonstrate charisma is to be present in any conversation.  Essentially, she says that people want to feel that they have our full attention when they speak with us. When they feel […]
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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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Holiday Wishes from the Cameron-Brooks Team!

Season’s Greetings!!!                  As we look forward to the New Year, it’s a great time to pause to appreciate our blessings, especially for all the things throughout the year that we have been able to accomplish together.  At the top of our list are the many relationships both in the military and in the corporate […]
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JMO Feedback :: November 2014 Career Conference

After every Career Conference, we ask the JMOs who participated to give us specific feedback on their overall experience in the Cameron-Brooks program.  We do this to ensure that we are constantly evaluating our program, which enables us to provide a valuable service, both to the Military Officers and the Client Companies with whom we […]
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Want to Improve Your Life? Be Grateful!

My favorite week of the year, Thanksgiving week.  A few of my reasons why: short work week, fall weather, start of the “eating season,” Thanksgiving Day, a holiday without the stress of buying gifts, football, and time focused on being grateful.  Author, former CEO and Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishing, Michael Hyatt wrote a great blog post on […]
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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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The Importance of Being Intentional

I recently had to re-learn the importance of being intentional.  Unfortunately, I had to do it the hard way. Every fall, Susan, my spouse, and I take a vacation – just the two of us without children.  With 4 children ranging from 7 to 15 and my travel schedule, we have found that this annual […]
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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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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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Technology, Travel, Productivity, and the JMO

In our efforts to recruit top JMOs for our client companies, my colleagues Joel, Pete, and I spend a significant amount of time traveling which requires us to be as efficient as possible with our time to maximize our productivity efforts.  We are also looking for ways to improve professionally and increase our knowledge.  I […]
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June 2014 Career Conference Results

We just completed the June 2014 Career Conference Tuesday and we already have candidates traveling to conduct follow up interviews today!  Busy times are ahead indeed.   It was a very busy and productive Career Conference with an average of 12.8 interviews per candidate and over 700 interviews conducted in two days.  The group as a whole […]
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April 2014 Career Conference Results

We just completed the April 2014 Career Conference and are already busy preparing for the follow-up interview process.  56 candidates and 23 spouses and support team members attended the Conference, and all candidates have companies pursuing them into the follow-up process.  The candidates interviewed with an average of 12.6 companies and averaged almost 9 companies pursuing them for a […]
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August 2013 Career Conference Question Challenge

This blog post is designed to help the August 2013 Conference Candidates practice developing questions.  However, anyone preparing for an interview will benefit from reading the post and the subsequent posts by the August Candidates.  (I sure hope they post!) Here are the guidelines: Read the job description below. Develop 3 questions and post them.  […]
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A Memorial Day Message from the Cameron-Brooks Team

We pause today to remember the brave men and woman of the United States Armed Forces, whom we are so privileged to call fellow Americans.  So many of them have willingly served, sacrificed and placed themselves in Harm’s Way to defend our country, liberty and way of life.  Throughout our country’s history, many have paid […]
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