December 17, 2018

Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 65 – The Real Fear Of Missing Out is Choosing NOT to Partner with Cameron-Brooks

Listeners often give me feedback that Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episodes are “fresh” and “not canned or rehearsed.”  When Pete Van Epps and I interview our Alumni for these episodes, we do not prepare them ahead of time and only edit episodes when the alumnus asks us to.  We want to ask the questions and then let … Continue reading “Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 65 – The Real Fear Of Missing Out is Choosing NOT to Partner with Cameron-Brooks”

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March 12, 2018

Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 45 – Want to Learn the Right Way for a JMO to Navigate the Transition?

Last year, Cameron-Brooks Alumnus Dan Meloro walked into a meeting for his production site.  This meeting would change the trajectory of his career.  He learned that his production site would reorganize, and the Maintenance Manager position he worked hard to earn as a promotion would no longer exist.  He was disappointed.  His supervisor explained that … Continue reading "Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 45 – Want to Learn the Right Way for a JMO to Navigate the Transition?" Read More
December 4, 2017

Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 39 – JMO Transition and Career Tips from 18 Years of Experience

Time flies. Most are familiar with the saying. I have worked for Cameron-Brooks for 18 years now and, as far as I know, there isn’t another professional out there meeting with JMOs considering a career transition with more time in the industry than me.  Yet, I still think I just started in this industry and … Continue reading “Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 39 – JMO Transition and Career Tips from 18 Years of Experience”

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January 5, 2016

Using Key Words to Stay Focused on Goals

January is the month when we tend to set goals for the upcoming year. To not fall back into old habits, I tried something different in 2015, and it really seemed to work for me. After writing down my goals, I then came up with five key words, or “triggers,” to keep me focused on … Continue reading “Using Key Words to Stay Focused on Goals”

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July 3, 2015

4 Leadership Tips from Ben Franklin

By coincidence this July 4th Weekend, I finished reading “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life” by Walter Isaacson. While I did not intend to read and complete the book within days of celebrating our nation’s independence, the coincidence is providing me with time to reflect on how our Founding Fathers (especially Franklin) lived their lives and led … Continue reading “4 Leadership Tips from Ben Franklin”

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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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March 30, 2015

The Importance of Enthusiasm

The ability to build rapport is one of the most important elements to connecting in a business interview. In the 4th Edition of PCS to Corporate America, by Roger Cameron with Chuck Alvarez and Joel Junker, multiple examples of how to build rapport and the pitfalls in failing to so are discussed. Specifically, the book … Continue reading “The Importance of Enthusiasm”

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March 25, 2015

My Personal Military to Business Transition Story and Tips

I transitioned from the military to business 16 years ago this July.  The time has flown and much has happened in 16 years in business, all with Cameron-Brooks!  I clearly remember my transition.  The military and business have changed significantly since my military to business transition but what it takes to succeed in the transition has not.  I … Continue reading “My Personal Military to Business Transition Story and Tips”

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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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May 7, 2014

4 Steps to Being Prepared for Your Next Meeting

Ever step into a meeting feeling prepared, yet very quickly you recognize you really aren’t?  You start to feel warm, sweat a little, and get a tingling sensation from stress.  You feel uncomfortable and start wondering, “Will the other people notice?  How do I get out of this without anyone thinking that I am completely … Continue reading “4 Steps to Being Prepared for Your Next Meeting”

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