October 9, 2012

Current Economy and the JMO

When my colleague, Joel Junker, and I are speaking with JMOs considering a career in business, we often hear them tell us they are strongly considering separating from the military, but have concerns about the economy and what the job market looks like for them. It is understandable given that the majority of JMOs have … Continue reading “Current Economy and the JMO”

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November 4, 2011

The Economy, Preparation, and the November 2011 Career Conference

The Cameron-Brooks team and the November 2011 Career Conference JMO candidates will arrive in Austin, TX this Friday to kick off our fifth and final Conference of the year.  As we make final preparations for the conference, I wanted to share some thoughts heading into the Conference.

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August 17, 2011

The August 2011 Career Conference & The Economy

The Cameron-Brooks Team and the August 2011 Career Conference JMO candidates will arrive in Charlotte, NC this Friday to kick off our fourth Conference of the year.  As we head into this conference I wanted to share a few thoughts and observations as to how this conference is shaping up and how the recent economic … Continue reading “The August 2011 Career Conference & The Economy”

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February 8, 2010

Cameron-Brooks January 2010 Career Conference

The January 2010 candidates have started off the New Year very successfully.  We had over 440 interviews for the 41 candidates, and the highest number of average interviews per candidate since 2008.  Our 9 support team members played a key role in helping these candidates convert over 60% of their interviews to company pursuits.  For … Continue reading “Cameron-Brooks January 2010 Career Conference”

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January 8, 2010

Economic Indicators and the Junior Military Officer – Factory Orders

On Tuesday of this week, the monthly Factory Orders report was posted for November 2009. The Wall Street Journal records it at : http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2_3063-economicCalendar.html.  This report shows “the dollar level of new orders for both durable and nondurable goods” over each month for the last 2 years.  The factory orders report  is used by analysts and investors to see how busy factories … Continue reading “Economic Indicators and the Junior Military Officer – Factory Orders”

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November 12, 2009

Department of Labor September Report on Job Openings

The U.S. Labor Department announced yesterday that domestic  job openings rose by 57,000 in September to 2.48 million. A 3-month high.  While this is a positive sign that there are more job openings in the market, the report also stated that an average of 6.1 unemployed workers are competing for each job opening.  This is why the jobless … Continue reading “Department of Labor September Report on Job Openings”

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June 15, 2009

Got Career Security?

To evaluate the relative “security” of a career with the government versus the business market, I would direct you to Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech on June 3rd, 2009.

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June 8, 2009

Risk in the Business Career Market?

Buy low, sell high.  This is the basic “secret” to investing wisely.  Investors will discuss how a drop in price reduces the “risk” related to buying the stock.  The price of a stock, in theory, represents all future cash flows of that organization.  When the price is down, the investor has more opportunity to benefit … Continue reading “Risk in the Business Career Market?”

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March 25, 2009

Challenges Create Leadership Opportunities for Cameron-Brooks Alumni and Candidates

There is a silver lining for leaders in today’s tough economic climate.  While challenging, the problems create opportunities for leaders to bring value to their organization.  Those currently serving, or who have previously served in military leadership positions during war time, understand this.  The time when military leaders make their greatest contribution is during war.  … Continue reading “Challenges Create Leadership Opportunities for Cameron-Brooks Alumni and Candidates”

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