February 4, 2019

What is Your Leadership Style?

Pretty basic question, right? When I ask a Junior Military Officer (JMO) this question, he or she usually begins to describe how they lead an individual or a group of people over whom they have positional authority. In most cases, we would classify that as team leadership. I published a more detailed blog post on team leadership, which … Continue reading “What is Your Leadership Style?”

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August 18, 2016

The Bottom Line and the August 2016 Career Conference

Today the Cameron-Brooks team will travel to our first Career Conference in Chicago our fourth Career Conference of the year!  Time has certainly flown by in 2016.  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 just over … Continue reading “The Bottom Line and the August 2016 Career Conference”

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March 4, 2016

Practice Like You Play

We’ve all heard that ubiquitous axiom, regardless of whether preparing for a sporting event, academic competition, a major presentation to a boss or important group of people or any number of important events that require a high degree of preparation to ensure flawless execution. As a transitioning military officer, I would argue that interviewing for … Continue reading “Practice Like You Play”

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September 1, 2015

To Earn the Offer You Must Be Distinctive

In order to receive an offer after the on-site follow-up interview, one needs to stand out, or in other words, be distinctive.  This requires going well beyond the normal preparation steps so that you are ready to talk about industry trends, key company initiatives, and any trends or new technologies for the career field, company … Continue reading “To Earn the Offer You Must Be Distinctive”

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February 17, 2015

Being PRESENT in an Interview

I am reading The Charisma Myth by Olivia Cabane. In the book, the author says that one of the best ways to develop and demonstrate charisma is to be present in any conversation.  Essentially, she says that people want to feel that they have our full attention when they speak with us. When they feel … Continue reading “Being PRESENT in an Interview”

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December 1, 2014

JMO Feedback :: November 2014 Career Conference

After every Career Conference, we ask the JMOs who participated to give us specific feedback on their overall experience in the Cameron-Brooks program.  We do this to ensure that we are constantly evaluating our program, which enables us to provide a valuable service, both to the Military Officers and the Client Companies with whom we … Continue reading “JMO Feedback :: November 2014 Career Conference”

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September 10, 2014

Why Read?

At the end of every Cameron-Brooks Career Conference, we seek feedback from those military officers (soon-to-be business leaders) with whom we partner regarding their experience with Cameron-Brooks.  One thing we ask, in particular, is for officers to define the aspects of the Cameron-Brooks Development and Preparation Program (DPP) that they found particularly valuable or helpful. … Continue reading “Why Read?”

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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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July 8, 2013

August 2013 Career Conference Question Challenge

This blog post is designed to help the August 2013 Conference Candidates practice developing questions.  However, anyone preparing for an interview will benefit from reading the post and the subsequent posts by the August Candidates.  (I sure hope they post!) Here are the guidelines: Read the job description below. Develop 3 questions and post them.  … Continue reading “August 2013 Career Conference Question Challenge”

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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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