JMO Headhunter – Candidate Success and Satisfaction

There are several JMO recruiters (headhunters) from which to choose when making a transition to business.  When evaluating headhunting or recruiting firms, one of the questions JMOs often ask me is about our candidates’ satisfaction rate years into their careers.  While in order to get statistics, it would be easy to send out a survey asking our alumni  to prove they are pleased with their career, I feel the two stories I share with you below are much more powerful and indicative of the satisfaction and success of Cameron-Brooks Alumni in business.

Cameron-Brooks JMOs Award Winning Sales Representatives Medical Device Company
I received the following e-mail from a Cameron-Brooks Alumnus we placed with a medical device division of Johnson & Johnson.  I took out specifics of the names of the Cameron-Brooks Alumni and the specific name of the division for privacy purposes.  The Alum who sent this to me is a former Army JMO, West Point Graduate with whom we partnered  in early 2008.  The other C-B alumni to whom he makes reference,  we partnered with in 2007 and 2005.

“Dear Roger, Rene & the Cameron-Brooks team,

 My company recently had their National Training Meeting down in Florida and I thought that you all would enjoy some of the highlights & pictures.  Thanks can never be enough for the opportunities that you allowed us to have.” 

Picture Descriptions:

(For the Blog, I am not attaching pictures and only including the description of their achievements and awards):

Cameron Brooks Alum Mike (ex-Army) & Daniel (ex-Air Force); Dan was a recipient of numerous sales clubs & won a trip to Napa Valley for exceeding business plan.

Cameron Brooks Alum Mike (ex-Army) receiving the “Rookie Representative of the Year Award” from Company President Dan.  Ranked #4th in the country overall for growth in sales.

Cameron Brooks Alum Mike (ex-Army) & Jimmy (ex-AF); Jimmy was Mike’s field sales trainer when he entered the company.  Jimmy achieved numerous sales awards and serves as an interim division manager and field sales trainer as well. 

 Note:  My division is considered the tip of the spear in terms of growth and was one of the fastest growing sectors within the company.  

We hope that everyone is healthy and doing well!

Mike”

Cameron-Brooks Now Partnering with Sons and Daughters of Alumni
Roger Cameron has been partnering with JMOs for over 44 years and René Brooks for almost 39 years. Cameron-Brooks is now partnering with the sons and daughters of former JMOs whom Roger, René and Cameron-Brooks  helped to transition many years ago.  Recently, I interviewed a candidate whose father worked with Roger and René in the early eighties and found a position with Procter & Gamble in manufacturing.  This current JMO candidate will attend the Cameron-Brooks June 2010 Career Conference. Though his father is no longer with Procter & Gamble, he is a Senior Vice President at another consumer package goods company.  What is also interesting about this story, is that one of his good friends growing up also partnered with Cameron-Brooks in 2007, and Roger and René helped that friend’s father make the transition to Procter & Gamble in the late seventies. 

Even though we have placed several children of C-B alum over the last few years, I felt this story had an interesting twist because of the two JMO friends.  I would say that these two longtime Alum fathers, are very pleased with their careers in order for them to point their sons to Cameron-Brooks. 

I majored in Finance at Notre Dame.  I love numbers and statistics.  I feel one can learn a lot from them, however, I have two caveats.  First, they never tell the whole story.  Second, I remember the saying, “Torture the statistics ’til they lie!”  Therefore, for this blog post, I wanted to share two stories, of many stories I could share, that illustrate more than statistics ever could the Cameron-Brooks partnership and success as well as the satisfaction of our Alumni.