November 10, 2017

November 2017 Career Conference Results

The Cameron-Brooks team, the candidates and our client companies have all arrived home safely to their respective locations after a very busy, but productive, November Career Conference.  As I type this, we are in the process of beginning to coordinate follow-up interviews where many candidates will be traveling as early as Monday of next week.  … Continue reading “November 2017 Career Conference Results”

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March 10, 2016

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 … Continue reading “Do you have Presence?”

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September 4, 2014

Why You Lead Determines How Well You Lead

I recently came across an article from Harvard Business Review I thought I would share on this blog.  The article discusses a study examining the various reasons why individuals want to be leaders and how those reasons translate into how effective a leader they will be.   There are many reasons as to why someone … Continue reading “Why You Lead Determines How Well You Lead”

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January 30, 2014

January 2014 Career Conference Results

We just completed our first Career Conference of 2014 and are already busy preparing for the follow-up interview process.  54 candidates and 15 spouses and support team members attended the Conference, and all candidates have companies pursuing them into the follow-up process.  The candidates interviewed with an average of 12.7 companies and averaged 9 companies pursuing them for a 68% pursuit … Continue reading “January 2014 Career Conference Results”

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June 14, 2013

June 2013 Career Conference Results

We just completed the June 2013 Career Conference and the Cameron-Brooks team and the candidates and their support team members have all returned home to their respective bases and posts.  We are now busy preparing for the interview process.  43 candidates and 16 spouses and support team members attended the Conference, and all candidates have multiple companies pursuing them … Continue reading “June 2013 Career Conference Results”

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January 30, 2013

Body Language Impacts Interviewing Confidence and Stress

We just finished the January 2013 Conference Tuesday night.  The January Candidates are not only hard workers and strong leaders, but also great people!  Thank you for your partnership!  My colleague Rob Davis will write a post in the coming week with a quick recap.  In the meantime, please enjoy this post on body language … Continue reading “Body Language Impacts Interviewing Confidence and Stress”

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August 16, 2012

The August 2012 Career Conference

The Cameron-Brooks team and the August 2012 Career Conference JMO candidates will arrive in Charlotte, NC over the next 24 hours to kick off our fourth Conference of the year. As we make final preparations for the Career Conference, I wanted to share some thoughts heading into it.

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January 5, 2012

JMO Interview Mistakes

I was just conducting a mock interview and a candidate asked me, “What are typical mistakes that every candidate makes during the interview process at the Career Conference?”  The more I thought about this question, I began to realize how good it really was.  Of course, there are mistakes and there can be those that … Continue reading “JMO Interview Mistakes”

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May 20, 2011

The Initial Interview – It’s not about you

During my interview preparation workshops I deliver to our DPP candidates at bases all across the country, I usually start off with a short exercise to illustrate a basic premise of interviewing and I thought it would be worthwhile to share it with everyone on this blog post. Here’s the exercise:  1)      Take out a … Continue reading “The Initial Interview – It’s not about you”

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February 15, 2011

January 2011 Conference Lessons Learned – Playing the Game

My son is almost nine years old and loves to play basketball.  When he started playing a few years ago, I spent a lot of time with him working on the basics, the mechanics.  It was about how far apart his feet should be and where his hands should be placed on the ball when … Continue reading “January 2011 Conference Lessons Learned – Playing the Game”

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