Is Currency Important in Your Career Search?
Currency is important in your career search, right? Of course. But today, I challenge you to think about currency in your career search in a different way. We are in the process of putting the final touches on the January Career Conference, and I wanted to share a story I thought would be helpful to … Continue reading “Is Currency Important in Your Career Search?”Read More
Episode 68: How To Reduce Risk In The Junior Military Officer TransitionThe junior military officer transition can be risky. You are changing industries, companies, positions and most likely location. You have to resign 4-9 months in advance without a job already in hand. A lot can happen in that time to the economy and the job market. If you have a family or a spouse/significant other, they … Continue reading "Episode 68: How To Reduce Risk In The Junior Military Officer Transition" Read More
The Right Attitude is Everything!
I wanted to revisit an article I had read some time ago that I recently came across again entitled, “Why I Regretted Hiring the Perfect Employee,” by Marc Lore. Now, I don’t know Marc nor do I typically follow his blog posts but I happened across this article and he highlighted several points that I … Continue reading “The Right Attitude is Everything!”Read More
The Power of the Cameron-Brooks Network & The January 2019 Career Conference Results
The first Career Conference of 2019 is now in the books! For our January Career Conference, we had 59 candidates along with 20 spouses and/or support team members in attendance. The candidates conducted over 780 interviews with an average of 13.0 interviews per candidate. The pursuit rate for the January Career Conference was ~62+%, which … Continue reading “The Power of the Cameron-Brooks Network & The January 2019 Career Conference Results”Read More
Bottom Line Impact & the January 2019 Career Conference
Tomorrow the Cameron-Brooks team will travel to our first Career Conference of 2019! As we put the finishing touches on the conference preparation, we expect it to be another jam packed four days with the candidates expecting to average 12+ interviews each! As the candidates make their final preparations for the Conference, I wanted to … Continue reading “Bottom Line Impact & the January 2019 Career Conference”Read More
The JMO & Full-Time MBA Programs – Are They Worth It?
We interview thousands of officers annually and the topic of graduate school comes up quite often. Case in point, on my recent recruiting trip, I met with several JMOs who were considering full-time MBA school. While one might assume that as a recruiter and principal of a JMO recruiting firm, I would denounce full-time MBA … Continue reading “The JMO & Full-Time MBA Programs – Are They Worth It?”Read More
Why JMOs Should Think Carefully About Location vs Job Opportunity
The desire to choose one’s location is one of the top reasons junior military officers (JMOs) transition from the military. This makes sense as I often hear officers tell me, “I ended up with this assignment, even though it was my 10th choice!” I also hear, “My spouse has been following me around for the … Continue reading “Why JMOs Should Think Carefully About Location vs Job Opportunity”Read More
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”Read More
The Cameron-Brooks Talent Equation
My colleague and Cameron-Brooks President and CEO, Chuck Alvarez, recently forwarded an article to my colleagues and me which addresses a global shortage of what the author calls “talent”. Even with all of the current and future college graduates, the talent shortage continues and is getting worse. A potential reason for this is the word “talent” … Continue reading “The Cameron-Brooks Talent Equation”Read More
Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 64 – Opportunities for JMOs with Engineering Degrees in Corporate America
When I speak to Junior Military Officers (JMOs) with engineering degrees, they often want to avoid doing engineering related work because they believe that companies would only hire them for their technical knowledge. When I ask them to explain more about their perception, they voice concerns about being “stuck” or “pigeon holed” into one specific … Continue reading “Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 64 – Opportunities for JMOs with Engineering Degrees in Corporate America”Read More