Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Transitioning out of the Military? My First Military Hiring Conference Experience

Transitioning out of the military and unsure of your career path in the civilian world? An Orion Hiring Conference can help you find your next career opportunity.

I’ve been in the staffing and recruiting industry for two years, handling marketing and social media campaigns. However, Orion International’s Military Hiring Conference held in Raleigh, NC last week was my first Military Hiring Conference.

What to Expect:

I was impressed to see that the Military Hiring Conference had an electrifying atmosphere. Employers were eager to meet the candidates, and the candidates were excited about new career opportunities.

A discussion I had over lunch led to the discovery that military job seekers and employers felt that career fairs they had previously attended weren’t particularly helpful for either party. Candidates felt they had not had the opportunity for meaningful interaction with employers. Employers felt that although they left with a pile of resumes, they were unfortunately no closer to finding the right Veterans for their open positions. 

The Hiring Conference

It’s Not a Job Fair:
Unlike a job fair, candidates at a hiring conference have individual interviews in a private setting, for opportunities within America’s finest companies.  Orion works with you to ensure that you are scheduled only for interviews with Hiring Managers that are a match with your background, skills and preferences.

Conferences are Invitation Only:
Hiring conference are by invitation only for both employers and veterans. Orion helps save you the time and energy it takes in finding your next career opportunity after the military.  The companies and positions are matched to your needs and qualifications. As with all of Orion's services, there is no fee of any kind for our job seekers to attend an Orion Hiring Conference. 

The Schedule:
A Hiring Conference is a two day event for Job Seekers. On the first day, we offer a full day of interview preparation, briefings on the interviewing companies and positions, and opportunities for you to network with other job seekers as well as the client companies. In the evening, there is an informal meet and greet at the hotel, giving you an opportunity to personally interact with the Hiring Managers, in advance of interviewing.

On the second day, you will interview with Hiring Managers from up to five different companies who are seeking military candidates for their open positions. The interviews typically last 45 minutes and typically lead to final interviews on-site with the company.  

A Military Hiring Conference is the best opportunity to interview with several companies committed to the hiring process in just a few days.

Veteran Success Stories:

Orion has 25 years of experience helping corporations connect with qualified veterans. If you’re interested in learning more about Orion’s Military Hiring Conferences, view the full schedule of upcoming conferences or contact us for more information.

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