July 23, 2013

Results of the August Conference Question Challenge

Thank you to everyone who took the question challenge, and thank you to Pete Van Epps and Rob Davis for helping me moderate while out on vacation. As a group, the questions were impressive.  We sincerely believe this is a result of diligent preparation for the upcoming Conference.  The payoff will be results in the … Continue reading “Results of the August Conference Question Challenge”

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October 22, 2012

Conference Advice from Recent Cameron-Brooks Alumni

At the end of each of our Career Conferences, we strive to continually improve our services by asking our candidates for their feedback in several specific areas. Keep in mind that these candidates have just completed a four-day intensive Career Conference (two days of briefings and two days of interviews).  With this fresh – and … Continue reading “Conference Advice from Recent Cameron-Brooks Alumni”

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March 8, 2012

Gifts From a Parking Ticket

The lesson of “adversity/bad events or closed doors often leading to positives/good events or opening other doors”, smacked me in the face during my recent visit to Germany.  And, I do mean, “smacked me” in the face.  Travel invariably leads to adverse events:  delayed flights, traffic jams, poor hotels, loud people on their cell phones … Continue reading “Gifts From a Parking Ticket”

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September 16, 2011

Cameron-Brooks Values Face-to-Face Personal Interaction

As a Junior Military Officer (JMO) headhunter (we prefer to be called a recruiting firm or recruiters), we believe in developing a personal relationship with our JMOs face-to-face. Most other JMO and traditional recruiting firms do not do this. This past week, I met with numerous JMOs across Germany, and these meetings reminded me that … Continue reading “Cameron-Brooks Values Face-to-Face Personal Interaction”

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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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June 28, 2011

Self-Development Tools for the JMO to Business Transition

I want to share with you some of the tools and books I have been utilizing for self-development.  I also appreciate if any of you have other books, websites or seminars to recommend.  Websites: TED: Ideas Worth Spreading at www.TED.com  Instead of watching TV at night, I have been watching TED talks.  I have recently … Continue reading “Self-Development Tools for the JMO to Business Transition”

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June 19, 2011

June 2011 Career Conference Results

We just completed the June 2011 Career Conference this week. 39 candidates and 15 spouses and support team members attended the conference, and all candidates have multiple companies pursuing them into the follow up process. The candidates interviewed with an average of 11.7 companies and averaged 6.9 companies pursuing them for a 59% pursuit rate, … Continue reading “June 2011 Career Conference Results”

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May 31, 2011

JMO Interviewing and the Failure Question

One of the several reasons companies value Junior Military Officers’ experience is that they have failed.  Yes, exactly, failed.  How can that be so?  Because when one fails, and fails in the right way, that person learns valuable lessons to apply in the future.  The companies then value that the JMOs have learned valuable lessons … Continue reading “JMO Interviewing and the Failure Question”

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March 1, 2011

JMO Experience with Cameron-Brooks

The following blog post is written by a January 2011 Conference candidate who is now a Cameron-Brooks alum and will start his career soon with a leading consumer packaged goods company in Brand Management.  I know that he is “singing” the praises of Cameron-Brooks but he does a very good job of highlighting the Cameron-Brooks … Continue reading “JMO Experience with Cameron-Brooks”

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January 4, 2011

Preparing for Success in the New Year

Like most people, I set goals and resolutions for 2011.  When I did this, I was excited to achieve my goals and hungry to get started.  Yet, I know it is easy to feel this way 4 days into the New Year.  There will be weeks coming soon, where challenges and long hours will appear.  It will … Continue reading “Preparing for Success in the New Year”

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