April 18, 2017

April 2017 Career Conference Results

The second Career Conference of 2017 is now complete and we are diligently working on the follow-up process with candidates traveling to visit companies for second interviews.  Many candidates will be traveling to visit companies as early as this Monday.   There was a lot of hard work and effort these past several days and … Continue reading “April 2017 Career Conference Results”

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October 6, 2016

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 … Continue reading “Demonstrating Interest and the Power of “Why””

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May 12, 2015

Tips on Answering “What Are Your Short and Long Term Goals?”

“How do I answer the interview question, ‘What are your short- and long-term goals?’ when I am not sure right now what I want to do for a career in business?” I wrote a blog post last year addressing this question.  I am posting again because we are still often asked the best way to … Continue reading “Tips on Answering “What Are Your Short and Long Term Goals?””

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February 9, 2015

January 2015 Career Conference Results

We have just concluded our first Career Conference for 2015 and congratulate all of the January candidates on their hard work and efforts resulting in another successful Conference!    57 candidates and 18 spouses/support team members attended as we conducted 705 interviews with an average of 12.4 interviews per candidate.  As a group, the pursuit … Continue reading “January 2015 Career Conference Results”

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October 30, 2014

November 2014 Career Conference

Today the Cameron-Brooks team will travel to Charlotte, NC to kick off our fifth and final Career Conference of 2014!  We are working on the final touches on our Conference preparation and we are very excited about the quality of both the candidates and the companies for our November Career Conference. Sample industries for the November … Continue reading “November 2014 Career Conference”

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September 17, 2014

Can a JMO Prepare Too Much for Interviewing?

Interviewing has evolved since Roger Cameron first taught JMOs how to succeed in a competency-based/behavioral interview where recruiters conduct a formal interview asking a prepared list of interview questions.  Today, most interviews are conducted in a conversational style where recruiters engage in a two-way dialogue with the candidate.  Recruiters tell me they do this because … Continue reading “Can a JMO Prepare Too Much for Interviewing?”

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August 14, 2014

Attitude & The August 2014 Career Conference

Today the Cameron-Brooks team will travel to Charlotte, NC to kick off our fourth Career Conference of 2014.  We are working on the final touches on our Conference preparation.  During our matching process where we develop our candidates’ interview schedules, our President and Owner, Chuck Alvarez, made a comment I thought was very pointed yet simple … Continue reading “Attitude & The August 2014 Career Conference”

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May 20, 2014

Considering the Conversational Interview

Three and a half years after making my transition from the military to Corporate-America, I was promoted from a field-based medical devices sales representative to a Sales Training Manager and my family and I relocated from Texas to New Jersey. In my new role, I taught new sales representatives the features and benefits of my company’s products, how, when … Continue reading “Considering the Conversational Interview”

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February 24, 2014

Why Recruiters Ask About Your Short- and Long-Term Goals and How to Answer Effectively

Over the past two weeks, several Junior Military Officers (JMOs) preparing for interviews asked me a version of, “How do I answer the interview question, ‘What are your short- and long-term goals?’ when I am not sure right now what I want to do for a career in business?”  This is a very fair question … Continue reading “Why Recruiters Ask About Your Short- and Long-Term Goals and How to Answer Effectively”

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December 31, 2013

How Selling and Improv Improve Interviewing

Interviewing is like selling.  Instead of persuading a customer to use your product or service, you are convincing a recruiter your skills, interests and interpersonal fit are right for the open position.  So, even if you will not interview for sales positions, I argue that you are selling when you are interviewing.  This is why … Continue reading “How Selling and Improv Improve Interviewing”

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