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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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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The Cameron-Brooks Transition Experience

A former USMC Captain wrote this about his Cameron-Brooks experience. With the guidance and proven methods of Cameron Brooks I was able to transition 6.5 years of service to my country into a very rewarding, challenging career with a leading consulting firm with tremendous amounts of opportunity and leadership options. I should also mention at this point […]
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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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The Number One Factor for a Successful Interview

For 17 years I have mentored and taught JMOs on how to interview successfully.  When I first started back in 1999, most recruiters conducted a structured interview working from a list of prepared questions and candidates responded with 2- to 3-minute accomplishments.  The number one factor to being successful back then was proving ability (competencies […]
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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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6 Interview Tips for Mature Communication

Every Conference, a few JMO candidates lose some interviews due to immature communication. This is disappointing because it is completely avoidable. I debated whether or not to write this post, because in reality, I feel I should not even have to address this. However, during an Interview Preparation Workshop recently, two candidates used inappropriate language, […]
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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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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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To Earn the Offer You Must Be Distinctive

In order to receive an offer after the on-site follow-up interview, one needs to stand out, or in other words, be distinctive.  This requires going well beyond the normal preparation steps so that you are ready to talk about industry trends, key company initiatives, and any trends or new technologies for the career field, company […]
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August 2015 Career Conference Results

We are excited to put the finishing touches on another very successful Career Conference and start working on all of the follow-up interviews to come in the next 18 working days!  47 candidates , 20 spouses/support team members, and over 30 companies were in attendance.  The candidates averaged 12 interviews and over 550 interviews were […]
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7 Tips to Navigate the Employment Application

Just about every employment opportunity requires filling out an application.  It is one of the first steps companies use in filtering out their candidate pool to narrow down their options.  They don’t have time to interview everybody.    It can be tricky to navigate the application, and if not done properly, can get you ruled […]
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