5 Interview Mistakes JMOs Make and How to Avoid Them

After conducting a mock interview recently, I had a candidate asked me, “What are typical mistakes that every candidate makes during the interview process at the Career Conference?”  The more I thought about this question, the more I began to realize how good it really was.  Here are some common mistakes I have seen recently […]
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9 Tips to Answer “What are Your Short and Long Term Goals?”

“What are your short and long term goals?” This interview question really trips up candidates in an interview.  It seems an innocuous question, but in reality, the recruiter is testing the candidate to determine if his or her goals are aligned with what the company can offer.  Additionally, the company wants to determine if the […]
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Three Factors in Choosing Your Ideal Company

I recently interviewed Mark Fannin on our iTunes podcast Above and Beyond. Mark is a Brand Manager at Mars Petcare and a former USMC Logistics Officer with a BS in Economics from the United States Naval Academy. We had a great conversation about his role at Mars and what he’s been up to since making […]
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How To Demonstrate Commitment to Corporate America

Companies in Corporate America are committed to hiring military officers into key leadership roles within their organizations. When Roger Cameron and Rene Brooks founded Cameron-Brooks over 48 years ago, they did so understanding this foundational concept. Companies like infusing JMO leadership talent into their organizations for a number of reasons. First, they appreciate your real-world leadership […]
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6 Ways for a JMO to Really Stand Out in the Interview Process

I recently had dinner with a fellow Notre Dame alumnus.  He made the statement that another friend would have no problem getting a job offer because of his Notre Dame degree.  I have heard similar statements about degrees from one of the Academies, other top tier schools, or in the case of an engineering degree or […]
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Should a JMO Use a Military Officer Recruiting Firm?

Should a JMO use a military officer recruiting firm?  You might think the answer I would give to this question being a recruiter and a Principal at Cameron-Brooks would be a resounding, 100%, all the time “yes.”  But the truth is, it depends.  There are indeed situations where a JMO may not need or benefit […]
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5 Steps to Building Credibility with a New Team

I recently interviewed Rob Carranza for the Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Above and Beyond. Rob is a former Air Force Navigator with a Mechanical Engineering degree. In the podcast, we get into some interesting topics about his background and his transition to Johnson & Johnson as a Product Development Engineer. In his first role at J&J, he […]
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Are You Listening?

I hosted a webcast earlier this week for a group of military officers who are preparing to transition from the military to careers in Corporate America. During the session, our discussion turned to how to ask insightful questions during an interview and truly listen to a hiring manager’s response. A question was posed: How do […]
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Demonstrating Interest and the Power of “Why”

We recently completed our fourth Career Conference of 2016 and have our fifth and final Career Conference of 2016 to kick off in less than one month.  An overarching theme for this year is companies are most definitely hiring but the economy is still such where companies can afford to, and will be, selective in […]
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Relationships Matter

I wrote a blog post a few years ago focused on building a professional network, which you can read here. Recently, I read a Harvard Business Review article entitled Great Leaders Embrace Office Politics by Michael Chang Wenderoth and wanted to revisit the topic. The article immediately grabbed my attention because when I think of the […]
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August 2016 Career Conference Results

The August 2016 Career Conference in Chicago proved successful for the transitioning officers, our client companies and the Cameron-Brooks team. As we now launch into the follow-up interview process, I am confident that the JMOs with whom we’ve partnered have taken a very positive step toward transitioning and starting their careers on Corporate America. For the […]
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The Bottom Line and the August 2016 Career Conference

Today the Cameron-Brooks team will travel to our first Career Conference in Chicago our fourth Career Conference of the year!  Time has certainly flown by in 2016.  As we put the finishing touches on the conference preparation, we expect it to be another jam packed four days with the candidates expecting to average just over […]
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