May 2, 2018

Two Keys for Successful Interviews: Translating and Connecting

Two important components of a successful interview are translation and connection. That is, translating your experiences with key ideas and phrases that a hiring manager can understand and connecting your background directly to the competencies of the position for which are you interviewing. Here are a few practical ideas that you can use in preparing for … Continue reading “Two Keys for Successful Interviews: Translating and Connecting”

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December 11, 2017

4 Keys to a Better Interview: Relating your military experience to the role

In an interview, the goal of the hiring manager is to find a qualified team member who will fit well on the team and bring value to the organization. Cameron-Brooks offers 4 Keys to a Better Interview: Relating your military experience to the role. When interviewing Junior Military Officers (JMOs), hiring managers often understand that … Continue reading “4 Keys to a Better Interview: Relating your military experience to the role”

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November 13, 2017

3 Ways a JMO Can Connect Military Experience to Business for a Successful Interview

The key for a JMO to achieve success in an interview is to relate the relevance of his or her accomplishments to the business world.  Roger Cameron describes this concept in detail in chapter 2 of PCS to Corporate America 4th Ed,.  He illustrates this by using an example of when one company declined a … Continue reading “3 Ways a JMO Can Connect Military Experience to Business for a Successful Interview”

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September 27, 2015

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 … Continue reading “Leading an Engaged Team”

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December 1, 2014

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 … Continue reading “JMO Feedback :: November 2014 Career Conference”

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August 1, 2011

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 this week, two candidates used inappropriate … Continue reading “Mature Communication”

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