Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Apply Now for an Account Executive Position with Orion

As Orion continues to grow, our Austin, Cincinnati, Raleigh, and San Diego offices are currently hiring Account Executives to join our team. 

Account Executives are responsible for discovering and securing job opportunities for our veteran job seekers. Account Executives create and maintain relationships with America's leading companies to provide a pipeline of military talent that only Orion can offer. As an Account Executive you will grow and manage a portfolio of client accounts through development of your lead list, business development calls, and client visits. 

Once a job offer is received, it is the Account Executive who discusses the specific opportunity with the selected candidates, provides interview guidance and preparation for the candidate and arranges the interview process. Throughout the final phases of the hiring process you will work with both the client and candidate to provide superior customer service and consultation to each. 

If you are prior military and motivated, energetic, and interested in sales, a career as an Account Executive may be for you! Interested in being considered? 

You are invited to listen to a recorded presentation (Username: iprep / Password: video) where we will give an overview of the Account Executive position. The brief will cover the requirements of the job, the compensation and earning potential and the career opportunities at Orion. 

After listening to the presentation, if you are interested in applying for one of the openings click on the link below and you can conduct an "on demand" video interview and answer the following questions with a brief video answer:

1. Tell me about yourself
2. Why are you interested in a sales role? And why are you interested in the Account Executive role specifically?

If you're looking to join a team for fellow veterans helping other veterans, apply today!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How To Boost Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn - Presented by the Jack Welch Management Institute

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In today’s business climate, maximizing your social presence is a must for professionals at any level. With over 465 million users worldwide, LinkedIn represents the world’s largest audience of influential, affluent and successful professionals online, and is the ultimate personal branding platform in the digital age.

The Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) transforms the lives of its students by giving them the tools to become better leaders, build great teams and help their organizations win.  JWMI recently hosted a webinar “How to Boost Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn,” presented by Michael Levine, Senior Account Executive at LinkedIn. Levine has worked in media sales across print, digital and mobile platforms for a number of industry leading organizations in the US, Australia and the UK. In this webinar, Levine shared his knowledge and insight on how to network and grow your business on LinkedIn, whether you are a student, alumni, or a professional at any level.

Optimizing your profile and LinkedIn engagement will allow you to:
  • Improve your online reputation and create awareness.
  • Position yourself as a thought leader and engage with other influencers
  • Identify potential leads and engage them - discover content that matters, build your        knowledge and gain insight from top industry leaders.

In addition, Levine advises everyone to follow Jack Welch, one of the most successful and highly followed influence on the LinkedIn platform, and founder of the Jack Welch Management Institute. Get some ideas from Jack and other influencers that can help improve your network, and guide you into making a brand for yourself.

Check out the webinar here, and learn to leverage LinkedIn to maximize your personal brand and expand your business. Learn more about earning your online MBA through the Jack Welch Management Institute.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Veteran Job Seekers: Jump Start Your 2017 Career Search at an Orion Hiring Conference

The New Year is here and moving quickly. January brought with it eight Orion Hiring Conferences across the country and has resulted in our candidates coming away with excellent career opportunities. We are offering six Hiring Conferences in February, followed by another six in March. Register now to attend one of our upcoming Hiring Conferences and interview with hiring managers for positions that are a match with your background, skills and preferences.

Now is the time to start preparing for your 2017/2018 transition from the military. Check out our Winter/Spring conference schedule below:

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - Monday, February 13, 2017

Northeast Regional Hiring Conference - Philadelphia, PA (Officer and Enlisted Technician / NCO)
South Central Regional Hiring Conference - Houston, TX (Enlisted Technician & NCO)
Northwestern Regional Hiring Conference - Portland, OR (Officer and Enlisted Technician / NCO)

Monday, February 20, 2017 - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Southeast Regional Hiring Conference - Jacksonville, FL (Officer and Enlisted Technician / NCO)

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Monday, February 27, 2017

Midwest Regional Hiring Conference - Detroit, MI (Officer and Enlisted Technician / NCO)
Northeast Hiring Conference for Midwest Opportunities - Virginia Beach, VA (Enlisted Technician & NCO)

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Monday, March 6, 2017

South Central Regional Hiring Conference - Dallas, TX (Enlisted Technician & NCO)
Western Regional Hiring Conference - San Diego, CA (Officer and Enlisted Technician / NCO)

Monday, March 6, 2017 - Tuesday, March 7, 2017

National Distinguished Candidate Conference - Dallas, TX (Distinguished Candidate)

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - Monday, March 13, 2017

Northeast Regional Hiring Conference - Providence, RI (Officer and Enlisted Technician / NCO)

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - Monday, March 20, 2017

Northeast Regional Hiring Conference - Norfolk, VA (Officer and Enlisted Technician / NCO)

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Friday, March 24, 2017

Northwestern Regional Hiring Conference - Seattle, WA (Officer and Enlisted Technician / NCO)

Monday, March 27, 2017 - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Southeast Regional Hiring Conference - Atlanta, GA (Officer and Enlisted Technician / NCO)

Click here to view our full Hiring Conference schedule.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Home, Sweet Home! 2017’s Best States to Raise a Family in the Northeast

Thinking about starting a family or moving to the Northeast? The communities we choose to live in as we raise children are arguably the most important, as they tend to be some of the places we live the longest.

The Northeast currently holds 50% of the top 10 Best States to Raise a Family, by WalletHub. WalletHub’s data team compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 40 key indicators of family-friendliness across five key dimensions:  Family Fun, Health & Safety, Education & Child Care, Affordability, and Socioeconomics. Their data set ranged from “median family salary” to “housing affordability” to “unemployment rate.”

Not only is the Northeast a great area of the country to live and raise a family, but these states offer many perks, including affordable housing, good schools, flourishing job markets, low child care costs, and boast some of the highest median salaries.


Read more about the overall rankings here and learn about why the Northeast boasts a great quality of life, and browse our open positions here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Father and Son found careers through Orion 11 years apart

We are proud to say we have created lasting relationships with our alumni, so much so that they commonly refer their friends and family years later. Recently, Orion recently found careers for a father and son over a decade apart. In 2005, Arthur Benavides Sr. was introduced to an Orion recruiter at a TAP class before exiting the Army. He attended an Orion Hiring Conference where he interviewed for multiple positions. After careful consideration and multiple offers, Arthur accepted a position with Exxon where he is still employed to this day.

Mr. Benavides’ son., Arthur Jr., separated from Active Duty in 2013, found a job and earned his college degree in 2014. After gaining his degree and a few years of work experience, he reached out to Orion upon the recommendation of his father to explore other job opportunities in his field. We were able to match him with a job he loves with Phillips 66 in the fall of 2016.

We are so honored to have had the opportunity to help this father and son find rewarding careers, and we look forward to continuing to provide career assistance to future generations of transitioning military personnel!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

4 Steps for Preparing for an Orion Hiring Conference

Are you ready to find your civilian career at an Orion Hiring Conference? Regardless of your background and previous interview experience, it is critical that you take the time to prepare for your Orion Hiring Conference. Over the years, our Recruiting Team has seen a marked difference in the success of those who properly prepare for conference and those who do not, and as a result we have developed a 4-step program to help you succeed.

Step 1 - Interview Preparation

Read our materials on interviewing fundamentals, interview structure, and common mistakes, and ask yourself as many practice questions as you possibly can. It is important that you verbalize your answers to the practice questions. Time permitting, you should read at least one book from the suggested reading list.

Step 2 - Watch our 20-minute online presentation.

Additionally, in the weeks leading up to your Hiring Conference, your Recruiter will hold a telephone Webinar focusing on how to best prepare for the event. Your recruiter will discuss detailed preparation instructions, logistics for the event, best practices, as well as providing you the opportunity to ask questions.

Step 3 - Company Research

In the week prior to your Hiring Conference, we will call you to discuss your company lineup. It is important that you research the companies you will be interviewing with before the conference. You should have some basic knowledge on the company prior to the conference including general industry information, company products, market share, competitors and history.

Depending on the company and position you are interviewing for, we may provide you with additional research, testing preparation or other requirements prior to the conference. To give yourself the very best chance for success, it is imperative that you follow all recommendations that we provide.

Step 4 - Interview Workshop

The final step of our preparation program is the Interview Workshop we will conduct on the first day of the Hiring Conference. The workshop consists of interviewing classes, small group work, mock interviews, and briefings on all of the companies and positions. While our interview workshop is a vital step in your overall preparation, we cannot make you an outstanding interviewer in one day, so you must diligently work through the first three steps of the program on your own, prior to the Hiring Conference.

Use the workshop as an opportunity to polish your skills, address any last minute questions you may have, and give you the confidence to really excel during your interviews the next day.

We are confident that if you follow these four steps to prepare for conference you should have a successful event and be on your way to your civilian career. Please contact your Recruiter if you have any questions or concerns; we are here to help you succeed!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

United Way Launches Mission United in Hampton Roads

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. United Way is excited to announce a brand new division recently launched in Hampton, Roads, named Mission United.

Mission United focuses on providing education, employment, social/personal connections, and mental/physical healthcare to those who have risked their lives for our country, and will serve Veterans and Active Duty Service Members from all walks of life.

Mission United works with many different organizations to better facilitate the variety of needs of all veterans who may have difficulty finding assistance. They maintain relationships with a wide range of organizations that serve veterans in the Hampton Roads area, and will provide personalized assistance based on the needs of the individual.

Mission United also organizes support groups for military service members and their families. These support groups provide a space for others to share their difficulties and learn about new ways to overcome.

This is a great way to support our veterans. To learn more about Mission United, please visit