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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June 4, 2017

Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 26 – Former Army Officer and Engineer Offers Tips for Progression in a Business Career

Welcome to the Cameron-Brooks Podcast: ABOVE AND BEYOND!  On this episode, I interview Mike McCauley. Mike is an Industrial Engineer at Michelin. He is a former Army Field Artillery Officer who transitioned to Michelin in 2015. Mike shares a ton of great perspective about what he does as an Industrial Engineer and how his military … Continue reading “Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 26 – Former Army Officer and Engineer Offers Tips for Progression in a Business Career”

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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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July 30, 2014

Connecting Your Military Background to the Business World

In Chapter 2 of PCS to Corporate America, Roger Cameron explains the importance of quantifying your military success in such a way that the business world can not only understand, but can also see the relevance of what you have done and how it specifically relates to the role for which you are interviewing.  He … Continue reading “Connecting Your Military Background to the Business World”

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May 20, 2013

Have More than One Year before a Potential Military Transition? Think You Have Plenty of Time? Think Again.

When I speak with JMOs who have 2 or more years before they can even potentially leave the service about their future career plans, most tell me they have a lot of time before they need to think, plan or prepare for that decision.  It’s a natural answer since the immediacy of deployments, military requirements, … Continue reading “Have More than One Year before a Potential Military Transition? Think You Have Plenty of Time? Think Again.”

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March 7, 2013

PCS to Corporate America 4th Ed., The Guide for JMOs Transitioning from Military to Business

A couple weeks ago I posted the introduction to PCS to Corporate America 4th Ed. (Cameron, Alvarez and Junker) http://blog.cameron-brooks.com/2013/02/17/pcs-to-corporate-america-4th-ed-now-available/.  In that post, I said I would follow up with the major differences between PCS 3rd Ed. to the 4th Ed. First, you will notice that the core of PCS to Corporate America remained the … Continue reading “PCS to Corporate America 4th Ed., The Guide for JMOs Transitioning from Military to Business”

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December 3, 2012

True Grit

As I travel around the country presenting information to JMOs considering a transition to Corporate America, I discuss and define the concept of being a development candidate.  This is not a term you can “google” or look up via the internet.  It is a term we created to best describe the type of JMO our client companies … Continue reading “True Grit”

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September 5, 2012

Career Transition Advice from Air Force JMO

Often, JMOs ask me what they need to do to be successful at the Cameron-Brooks Conference.  While I can pass on several key lessons, I also believe there is tremendous value in receiving insights from JMOs who recently attended the Conference and what they did to plan and prepare for their success.  This is why … Continue reading “Career Transition Advice from Air Force JMO”

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June 13, 2012

Misperceptions Part 2: JMO Development Opportunities

I want to add another point to Rob’s last blog post regarding our clients and types of positions. I want to address another misperception. Last week, I had an interesting conversation with a JMO evaluating Cameron-Brooks and comparing us to other companies in the JMO recruiting industry. He said that based on his conversation with … Continue reading “Misperceptions Part 2: JMO Development Opportunities”

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