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Hiring Conference Preparation

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, and attend a webinar
held by your Recruiter.
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.
Watch Orion’s 20-minute online presentation, “Preparing for a Hiring Conference"
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 4 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!
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