Gifts From a Parking Ticket

The lesson of “adversity/bad events or closed doors often leading to positives/good events or opening other doors”, smacked me in the face during my recent visit to Germany.  And, I do mean, “smacked me” in the face.  Travel invariably leads to adverse events:  delayed flights, traffic jams, poor hotels, loud people on their cell phones […]
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Holiday Wishes from the Cameron-Brooks Team

As this year begins to fade into another, we again take a moment to reflect on the blessings the past 12 months have bestowed upon us and contemplate on the hope and promise of an exciting New Year. Among our most treasured blessings are the exemplary men and women of our Armed Forces – Soldiers, […]
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Interview Attire for the Female JMO to Business Transition

Women in the workplace can be seen with lots of different styles. It isn’t about being traditional, up-to-date, outdated or current. It is about being taken seriously and establishing a sense of confidence, approachability, sophistication and professionalism. There are many thoughts on what women should be wearing these days in a business formal or business […]
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Cameron-Brooks Values Face-to-Face Personal Interaction

As a Junior Military Officer (JMO) headhunter (we prefer to be called a recruiting firm or recruiters), we believe in developing a personal relationship with our JMOs face-to-face. Most other JMO and traditional recruiting firms do not do this. This past week, I met with numerous JMOs across Germany, and these meetings reminded me that […]
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Self-Development Tools for the JMO to Business Transition

I want to share with you some of the tools and books I have been utilizing for self-development.  I also appreciate if any of you have other books, websites or seminars to recommend.  Websites: TED: Ideas Worth Spreading at www.TED.com  Instead of watching TV at night, I have been watching TED talks.  I have recently […]
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The Initial Interview – It’s not about you

During my interview preparation workshops I deliver to our DPP candidates at bases all across the country, I usually start off with a short exercise to illustrate a basic premise of interviewing and I thought it would be worthwhile to share it with everyone on this blog post. Here’s the exercise:  1)      Take out a […]
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The Slight Edge

I recently completed reading The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.  This is a not a book meant to unlock the mysteries of the universe nor answer your deepest burning questions, but its message is profound nonetheless.  The simple premise of the book is that while we live in an instant gratification society, things do not […]
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Holiday Wishes From Cameron-Brooks

As one year concludes and another begins, we are thankful for this opportunity to slow the pace and reflect on the many blessing that have come our way over the past 12 months.  We are constantly encouraged by our family and friends, among those being our Junior Officer candidates, our Alumni and the companies for […]
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Cameron-Brooks JMO Alumnus Success Story

I like to share stories of Cameron-Brooks Alumni and their successes.  Recently, Cameron-Brooks Team Member, Mary Lou White, visited San Francisco, CA and had lunch with Sean Blair, former Air Force JMO, who is now a medical device sales representative at Johnson & Johnson.  After the lunch, Mary Lou sent our team an e-mail describing […]
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Meeting Leadership – Respect and Listening

In the past month I have attended numerous meetings – school board, work and family.  Many of these meetings have gone really well where there was a high degree of respect for each participant, a focus on listening and understanding, and an effort by all to achieve synergistic solutions.  Some have not gone so well, […]
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Cameron-Brooks August 2010 Career Conference

The Cameron-Brooks team and the August Career Conference candidates have just completed their work in Charlotte, NC.  As we move into the follow-up interview phase of this process, we are excited about the number of pursuits achieved by the candidates – over 60% of interviews resulted in a successful connection.  We had 14 support team […]
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Visualizing A Successful Interview

The Cameron-Brooks team and candidates will arrive in Charlotte, NC on Thursday and Friday this week.  The Cameron-Brooks team and I are excited about the Conference and quality of candidates and companies who will be attending the Conference.  I am very impressed with the candidates’ track record of military success, their unique accomplishments and their service to our country.  […]
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Millenials Part Three – Discovering Meaning in Life and Work

Junior Military Officers come to my firm, Cameron-Brooks, to seek help in finding their next careers after transitioning from active service. They often tell me their goal is to find meaningful and worthwhile work. This search criterion has increased with the coming of age of the Millennial Generation (born after 1980) in the workplace. The frequency […]
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John Finn- Medal of Honor

Two weeks ago, John Finn, the oldest living U.S. Medal of Honor winner, died at the age of 100.  The Cameron-Brooks Team had the great honor of hosting John at the 67th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor in Fredericksburg, TX in December 2008.  We flew out to his home near San Diego to get him, spent […]
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