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Episode 118 – The Power of Comparison

Welcome back! This is the continuation of our conversation with Cameron-Brooks President and CEO, Chuck Alvarez all stemming from Episode 114. In that podcast, Chuck took a look back at 2020 and a look forward to 2021. From that conversation, he further defined the JMO “transition” in Episode 116 and is back to talk more about comparing options in the process. Chuck has personally helped over 5,300 officers move from the military to Corporate America. On this episode, he sheds light on the benefits of comparing career options and how it can be one of the most reliable and effect ways to launch a career in a new industry.

What is the means by which a person could be able to place value on a choice? How do officers assign value amongst many choices?  We explore the fact that we all make decisions in either isolation or in relation to other choices and how relativity can be a very powerful tool. In the military, we’ve been trained to compare at least three courses of action relative to each other. Circumventing that process and making a decision in isolation is a very quick way to diminish your ability to anticipate trouble in the future an introduce unnecessary risk. The same applies to making career choices.

One of the greatest advantages to attending the Cameron-Brooks Career Conference is having the ability to compare many options, one to another. This comparison helps JMOs understand what they like about choice A because it’s different from choice B, C, D, E, etc. All of a sudden the military officer ends up in a choice set that focuses on what matters most to that individual! The process of relativity in comparison will strengthen your own knowledge of the career attributes that are most important to you. The only way to do this is to compare options relative to one another. This is the power of comparison.

I hope this episode gives you actionable information that you can use as you navigate not only your decision to move from the military, but also gives you perspective on a specific strategy to maximize results.

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