April 22, 2019

Delivering Concise Interview Answers Requires Preparation and Practice

We just wrapped up our April 2019 Career Conference where most of the 50+ JMO candidates attending had their first interview ever.  For these first time interviewers, one of the more difficult interviewing techniques to master is delivering concise, pointed and substantive interview answers.  This is an important concept to master because strong communication skills … Continue reading “Delivering Concise Interview Answers Requires Preparation and Practice”

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April 15, 2019

Episode 71 – JMO Transitions Without Industry Background

Welcome back to the Cameron-Brooks podcast on JMO transitions! This episode features Chris Wilkerson, a former USMC Combat Engineer Officer who transitioned in 2015 and went to work for Davita Kidney Care. Davita is a healthcare company focused on providing a suite of dialysis services to patients with End Stage Renal Disease. What did Chris … Continue reading “Episode 71 – JMO Transitions Without Industry Background”

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March 25, 2019

Episode 70 – How The Best JMO Job Can Lead To The Best Location

Hello! And welcome back to another episode of the Cameron-Brooks podcast: helping you find the best JMO job after leaving the military. In this episode, I interview Mike Wilkinson. Mike is a former Navy Surface Warfare Officer with a Bachelors and Masters in Communication.  Mike transitioned out of the Navy through the Cameron-Brooks Career Search … Continue reading “Episode 70 – How The Best JMO Job Can Lead To The Best Location”

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March 18, 2019

Should You Be Exclusive With A JMO Recruiting Firm?

The prevailing advice for junior military officers (JMOs) is that if you are going to use a recruiting firm, do not exclusively commit to just one firm. Now, this logic is solid if you consider that most recruiting firms don’t invest in JMOs ahead of time or spend as much of an effort matching them … Continue reading “Should You Be Exclusive With A JMO Recruiting Firm?”

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November 12, 2018

How a JMO Can Balance Location Preferences in a Career Search

Many JMOs leave the military because they feel a lack of control over their career and professional lives.  They want more agency, also known as the ability to make their own decisions.  Additionally, many JMOs decide to transition because they want a better quality of life and more time with their family.  With this desire … Continue reading “How a JMO Can Balance Location Preferences in a Career Search”

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October 22, 2018

Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 61 – How One JMO Transition Wasn’t Decided By Location

Location, location, location. While those are typically the top 3 criteria for opening up a retail business, it commonly seems like top criteria for a JMO transition. Yet, when JMOs narrow down a search based on location, they miss out on exploring many unique opportunities. Paul Speckin is Cameron-Brooks Alumnus who attended our April 2018

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October 11, 2018

Developing Your Knowledge Before You Make the Transition from the Military to Corporate America

What do you know about Lean Manufacturing, Total Productive Maintenance, Kaizen, or Consultative Selling? How about Six Sigma, Process Excellence, Self-Directed Work Teams, Risk Management or Change Management?   The JMO candidates who have succeeded in their career search understood these business concepts, but more importantly, related their military background to them and bring the topics … Continue reading “Developing Your Knowledge Before You Make the Transition from the Military to Corporate America”

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October 8, 2018

Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 60 – The Value of the Cameron-Brooks Agreement and Career Conference

A lot of JMOs wonder why they should partner with Cameron-Brooks versus other recruiting firms or striking out on their own. They also wonder why they should enter a Cameron-Brooks agreement and wait to send out resumes or contact other companies until after the Cameron-Brooks Conference. In other words, they wonder, “How does this benefit

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September 4, 2018

Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 57 – How a JMO Transitioned to Consulting After The Military

A Junior Military Officer (JMO) transitioning to consulting after the military is unlike any other career pivot.  After all, the JMO is changing industries, career fields and locations.  That is a lot of change.  Therefore, preparation, interviewing and on-boarding into a new company are more difficult and important than most people making a career change.  The … Continue reading "Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 57 – How a JMO Transitioned to Consulting After The Military" Read More
August 23, 2018

JMOs with Engineering and Technical Degrees: Corporate America Wants You!

Corporate America has significant demand for Junior Military Officers (JMOs) with engineering and technical degrees. They value the unique combination of leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving ability, and technical aptitude. Companies can find people with leadership skills. They can also recruit engineers from academic campuses. But what Corporate America has a hard time finding is the … Continue reading "JMOs with Engineering and Technical Degrees: Corporate America Wants You!" Read More