The Hunter for Military Officers - August 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Leadership and Engineering Careers with Michelin - July 19th Webinar

Orion is currently recruiting Military Officers for Business Unit Leader, Industrial Engineer, and Territory Sales Representative Careers with Michelin, the worldwide leader in tire production. Michelin is actively seeking to hire transitioning high-performing Officers for these roles.

Interview August 9 for Business Unit Leader and Industrial Engineer Positions

These positions are leadership development roles that will put you on track to grow into a leadership position within Michelin's North America family. To be qualified for this interview event, you must have a Bachelors degree in Engineering or a related Technical field, with a GPA greater than 2.8; and a track record of proven leadership success in the Military. Please visit us online to learn more and apply.

We are also holding ongoing interviews for Territory Sales Representatives across the country. These positions require a desire to begin your career in Sales and successful Military background. Please visit us online to learn more and apply.

Sign Up for Orion's "Leadership, Engineering and Sales Careers with Michelin" Webinar, Friday, July 19th - 2:00 pm ET

This webinar is designed to give you a chance to learn all about Michelin and why the company is such a great career choice for Veterans. This webinar is informational only and is open to all Officers and NCOs interested in a career with Michelin, regardless of your availability to interview in August. The webinar will be held on Friday, July 19th at 2:00 pm. Register now.

"At Michelin, we seek employees for careers, not positions. We recruit for education, skills and experience, and, just as importantly, the potential for professional development, which is measured by a person's proven abilities and character on the job. For us, tapping into the military talent available today is valuable, as it gives us access to a pool of candidates who have already demonstrated high standards in leadership, team work, problem solving, determination and discipline. These are some of the most critical things we look for in a Michelin employee." - Pete Selleck, Michelin Chairman and President, and former Army Officer, USMA Graduate

Veteran Spotlight: Matthew Heid

The Hunter recently caught up with Matthew Heid, a former US Army Engineering Officer who began his career as a Process Engineer for LMI Packaging Solutions in April 2013. Matthew tells us that finding a job was actually easier than finding house. His wife was eight-months pregnant with their first child at the the time of the move, which was an interesting experience. But, they were able to live with his in-laws, which made the logistics of transitioning much easier.

In his new position, Matthew works for a company that makes heat seal lidding for a variety of food products. “My job is to standardize our processes at LMI, make our production facility run more efficiently, and cut down on waste and inefficiency,” he says. This position was newly created, so it’s been fun for him fun to define this job title for the company.

Matthew does tell us, though, that the obstacles he faces in his civilian career are much like those during his time in the Army. “I’m young and new at my job. However, my job is to implement new processes to improve our efficiency,” he explains, “Sometimes people here are resistant to change and say ‘This is the way we’ve always done it.’ This is the same as being a new Platoon Leader trying to implement change when your NCOs are resistant to change (especially when the change is coming from an officer who is young and inexperienced).”

Obviously, Matthew didn’t receive any training in making yogurt lids in the Army, but some things he learned as an officer are helping him out in my current job. These include time management, hitting deadlines, handing multiple tasks at the same time, implementing change to an organization, increasing efficiency, etc. Also, since Matthew is in manufacturing, there is a high emphasis on safety, and being a Company and Battalion safety officer prepared him well for that.

“It’s been exciting to transition. I enjoy the people I work with and am satisfied with the choice I made. I have a lot of responsibility, and my boss trusts me and gives me a lot of latitude to complete my projects. I am never told when to start/end work or how long my lunch is,” Matthew explains to us. The assumption is, he says, that, as a former Army Officer, he is responsible and will get the job done as quickly as possible. He feels it’s great to have a lot of freedom to maneuver and work without a lot of micromanagement.

The military forces you to learn new jobs quickly, which is what Matthew is doing now. He’s in a completely new industry where most people have been in the same field for years. Adapting to new situations quickly is an Army norm, and it’s been helping him out at LMI. “My time management and multi-tasking skills have also helped, but I have had to quell the urge to say ‘hooah’ when I don’t know what else to say!” jokes Matthew.

Matthew sees a much greater emphasis on profitability in the civilian world than in the Army. For this reason, he says it’s important for his fellow transitioning veterans to convince their future employers how they can save them money. “Most businesses operate with razor thin margins, and labor isn’t cheap. Convey that you can learn fast, make an immediate impact, and make the company more profitable,” he advises.

Matthew also says that if he is ever in a hiring position, he would look for a veteran that can learn quickly. He reminds companies that industry experience isn't everything. He’d hire someone with intangible leadership and organizational skills, and a strong work ethic any time.

You can read more about Matthew and even ask him a question here.

Recruiter Spotlight

Nora Liles, Orion Recruiter, Virginia Beach, VA

Prior to joining the VA Beach Recruiting team at Orion International in January 2011, Nora served with the U.S. Army in Iraq as a contractor. She worked with advisory teams to support the Iraq Federal Police. Nora enjoyed wearing the uniform, going out on missions, and working with Soldiers on a daily basis in Iraq. Nora is married to Charles Liles, a Naval Aviator and 2002 USNA grad, who is currently in graduate school after 11 years of active duty.

If you could give just one piece of career advice to a transitioning military professional, what would it be?

Before starting your job search, communicate with your family and figure out what places work for you. Be open-minded, and don’t limit yourself in terms of job types. Often times, military officers can fit into just about any industry because of their versatile experience in the military. Communicate with your recruiter through the process, and remember that the recruiter’s main goal is to help you find the best job out there for you.

Also, searching for a job requires patience and perseverance. You may not get the first job that you interview for. However, this is a normal part of the process. Keep working hard; our Orion recruiters will definitely be there for you all the way!

What do you like most about working at Orion?

I love being able to help people and make a difference in their lives. Helping our veterans get a job and start their careers outside of the military in tough times like this is truly the most rewarding job that anyone could have. I like helping veterans, because I feel like I am helping the people that I served with in Iraq.

What are you specifically recruiting for at the moment?

I am currently looking for engineers and officers with strong technical and leadership skills for various openings on the east coast. We are also recruiting for our upcoming Distinguished Candidate Conference (DCC) which will be taking place in Baltimore, September 9th & 10th. If you are interested in learning more about this event, please email me.

Please share one interesting fact about yourself that you would like candidates to know.

I love Bulldogs! I have a female bulldog who is only a year-and-a-half old. My husband and I would love to get another bulldog or two in the future!

Connect with Nora:

Phone: (800) 544-3787 x 502



National Distinguished Candidate Conference - July 22 - 23, Chicago, IL



Are you preparing to exit the military and begin a civilian career? Do you think that your education, background, and military career distinguish you from your peers?

If so, you may be a candidate for Orion’s National Distinguished Candidate Conference (DCC) in Chicago, IL, on July 22 & 23. There will be positions available nationwide, with a focus on Engineering, Sales, Leadership Development, and Operations Management.


Orion carefully selects candidates for our DCCs that exemplify the best Orion has to offer our client companies. We work hard to assemble a select group of the top JMOs from around the country.


Our distinguished candidates include:


• Graduates of Military Service Academies or Top Universities with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
• Those with a masters degree or other advanced education; and
• Those that have consistently ranked above their peers in Officer Evaluations. 


Additionally, you should be available to start working within the next four months and be geographically flexible.


Dustin Walker, a former Navy Lieutenant who found his career through a DCC in March 2013, explains why he feels the event was such a success: “I truly enjoyed the Distinguished Candidate Conference in Houston, TX. It was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to interview with multiple Fortune 500 companies located throughout the nation. I received onsite second interviews with the majority of the companies with whom I interviewed.

The Orion International team was very professional and prepared me well for my success at the event. I am greatly appreciative of Orion's hard work and dedication to each candidate and the event. Thank you, Orion, for helping me establish my career outside the military. The hard work your company does truly changes people's lives for the better.”


What do other candidates have to say about the caliber of our DCCs? Read on...


“I participated in two DCCs with Orion and interviewed with about 15 companies—pretty darn amazing for two days out of my life!”


“The Distinguished Candidate Conference I attended in Dallas was an excellent opportunity to interview with the people who would eventually be my managers. I got to do five interviews in one day!"


“When I turned to Orion, I realized that their reputation stands tall amongst the corporate sector.  It was evident from the multiple high caliber companies that came to the Distinguished Candidate Conferences I attended in Baltimore and Chicago.  I hope that other quality officers will see the benefits of working with a stellar placement firm like Orion.”


Orion only holds a few DCCs each year. The next 2013 DCC will be held in Baltimore, MDon September 9 & 10. If you would like to be considered for one of the upcoming Orion DCCs, please click here.

Orion’s Military Officer Transition Program & Upcoming Webinars

Whether you have two years or two weeks before you transition from Active Duty, there are many steps you can take prior to your separation date that will position you for success as you transition into the civilian workforce. Our Military Officer Transition Program is designed to put your preparation "things to do list" into a logical sequence that you can complete as you approach your separation.  Our goal is to minimize the stress you may have about changing careers by giving you all the tools you need to be 100% ready to interview before you enter into the 90-day window leading up to your terminal leave.

You will receive a monthly email from us guiding you to a suggested webinar, reading, or activity for that month.  These emails will be sent based on your Earliest Start Date in our records.   If your timeline changes, be sure to let us know so we can update our records! Update your Earliest Start Date and other contact information by logging in here.


All of the training materials included in the program are organized and accessible on our Military Officer Transition Program webpage. To get started, please visit and review our Transition Program Timeline, and note where you fall in our suggested timeline. 


In addition, we’d like to invite you to register for our upcoming webinars:


Career Transition Seminar
This webinar is designed to be one of your very first steps in preparing for your transition into the civilian workplace. Learn about current job market conditions, and the industries and positions in which transitioning Military Officers typically excel. Get tips and advice about your transition, steps you can take to make yourself most marketable, and the best timeline for finding your civilian career.


August 20, 2013
3:00 pm EDT - Register Now


Resume Writing Seminar
This webinar will cover all the basics of resume writing – why a resume is so important, what you should and shouldn’t include, how to write a resume that is easily understood by a civilian hiring manager, and much more.


August 21, 2013

3:00 pm EDT – Register Now


Interview Preparation Seminar
This webinar will cover all the basics of Interview Preparation – how and what you should prepare, do’s and don’ts during any interview, practical assignments to help guide you, and much more.


August 22, 2013
3:00 pm EDT - Register Now


Space is limited, so sign up today!


Please do not hesitate to call or email your recruiter at any time if you have questions or concerns about your transition. We are here to assist you in any way possible.

Job Seeker Success Story

Kevin Egan, Distribution Supervisor

St. Bonaventure University, 2009

I began looking for career about a year ago while I was deployed. I got in touch with Orion, and started speaking with Jim Freeze. He was awesome and remained in touch with me even when I was deployed. My needs were definitely considered in regards to positions I was interested in, and he was always quick to respond to any question I had.

I attended the Distinguished Candidate Conference in Philadelphia, where I interviewed with eight companies, with three of my top four requesting a second interview. The position I hold now is Distribution Supervisor with Best Buy. My military background prepared me for my civilian industry by showing me the importance of both confidence and public speaking. I was always solid tactically and operationally, but the difference between an average leader and good to great leader is how well you handle yourself in front of a group. College really didn't prepare me for the amount of public speaking the civilian sector demands in a managerial role, so I am grateful I got the opportunity to spend some time in the military to better myself in this skill.

When I started my job search I was working with Orion and a competitor. I did not get the attention with Orion’s competitor that I got with Orion, and that definitely left an impression on me. Even when I had a few months left on my deployment, Orion was interested in my needs and what they could do to help me in my search. Orion greatly exceeded my needs.

I have told everyone I know about Orion who is looking to move on from their military career and transition to a civilian life. Orion wants you to get a job as much as you want to get a job. If you listen to what Orion has to say and follow their preparation process, you will find success!

Interview July 22 & 23 for Sales and Engineering positions with Siemens

Orion is currently recruiting for Sales and Engineering positions with Siemens within their Building Automation and Fire Safety & Security divisions. Over the last 20 years, Orion has placed more than 650 veterans into rewarding careers at Siemens. These positions are located in IL, NC, FL, PA, TX, NE, and KS.

Interviews will be held at our Chicago DCC on July 22 & 23. To apply to interview for one of these positions, please click here.

Careers with PCC Forged Products

Orion is currently recruiting for PCC Forged Products. Under its Forged Products division, PCC is the world-leading producer of complex forgings and high-performance nickel-based alloys and super alloys for aerospace, power generation, and general industrial applications.


  • Maintenance Supervisor (Click here for more info.)
  • Operations Supervisor (Click here for more info.)
  • Maintenance Engineer (Click here for more info.)

We are currently recruiting for positions in these locations:

  • Houston, TX
  • Grafton, MA
  • Monroe, NC
  • Huntington, WV
  • Los Angeles, CA

To learn more, please click here.

Medical Device Sales Career Opportunity with Medtronic

Orion is currently recruiting for an outstanding career opportunity in Medical Device Sales, as a Sales Development Program Representative with Medtronic. Medtronic Spine and Biologics has created a development program to train and educate future sales professionals. The objective of the program is to take talented professionals with minimal to no sales experience, and through an intensive immersion program, prepare them to become successful Spine Sales Representatives. This is a premiere position in Medical Device Sales, with unlimited earning potential following your training program.

Want to learn more about this position from a veteran’s point of view? Check out our profile of Brian Schulz, who found a career with Medtronic through Orion in 2007.

Program Overview

  • The program is 18 months in duration. In the first 4-6 months of the program, you will learn the foundational concepts of Spine and Biologics Sales, gain exposure to business functions, assist with sales and surgeon training labs, and provide other sales support.
  • In Phase 2, approximately 12-14 months, you will spend time in the field with a mentor/trainer, interact with customers, and learning, observing and performing the day-to-day activities of a Commissioned Spine Representative. At the end of the program you will be eligible for opportunities as a Commissioned Spine Representative.
  • The program begins in mid-July 2013 in Memphis, TN.

Salary and Benefits

  • The base salary of a Sales Education Representative is $70,000, plus between $5,000 - $20,000 in bonuses. 
  • Once you become a Spine Representative, you can expect a salary of approximately $150K in your first year, with rapid growth. It is not uncommon to make $300K+ in your 2nd year as a Spine Representative. 
  • You will receive a comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental, vision and life insurance; pension plan and 401(k); short term disability; discounted stock purchase plan; tuition reimbursement, and more.

Position Requirements

  • Top transitioning or recently transitioned Junior Military Officer
  • Bachelors degree in technical, science, or engineering field
  • Passion for entering the highly competitive industry of Medical Device Sales
  • Technical aptitude is important because you will be learning very complex procedures and pieces of equipment
  • Top notch communication skills and be able to communicate and instruct effectively 
  • Strong work ethic and organization and prioritization skills
  • Willingness to travel. In Phase I of the training program you will travel 50%, and in Phase II you will travel 90%. You will not be required to relocate throughout the training program, but will likely need to relocate when you get your first territory after completing the program. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance policy.
  • Must be able to begin training in mid-July in Memphis, TN.

Click here to learn more or apply.

Engineering & Operations Management Positions with Honeywell

Orion is currently recruiting for a number of operations management positions with Honeywell. This is your chance to begin your career with an outstanding company, named on the Fortune 100. Positions include:

Nationwide Operations Management Positions (Click here to learn more about these positions.)

  • Global and Materials Planners
  • Procurement/Sourcing/Commodity Directors
  • Inventory Leaders
  • Integrated Supply Chain Supervisors
  • Production Planners
  • Site Supply Specialists
  • Materials Managers

Engineering Position

  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Phoenix, AZ.

Click here to apply or learn more.

Careers with The Hershey Company


Orion has partnered with The Hershey Company, the #1 Chocolate Maker in the country, to offer outstanding career opportunities to JMOs seeking a rewarding career after the military. We are currently recruiting transitioning Officers for Operations Leadership roles. Positions are available in several locations.

We are currently recruiting transitioning  Officers for:

  • Project Managers (Click here to learn more about this position.)
  • Production Supervisors (Click here to learn more about this position.)
  • Maintenance Supervisor (Click here to learn more about this position.)

Click here to learn more.

Interview July 23 for Leadership Careers with PNC Financial Services


Orion has partnered with PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., an American financial services corporation, to offer outstanding career opportunities for those seeking a rewarding career after the military. This is your chance to begin your career with a growing company, named “Bank of the Year” by Banker magazine (2011), “Most Admired Companies” by Fortune, and named one of 25 “Great Workplace Award” winners by Gallup (2011).

We are currently recruiting transitioning or former military for numerous Leadership roles. Positions are available in several locations throughout the East and Midwest and include:

  • Change Control Manager (Click here for more info.)
  • Business Analyst – Default Management Group (Click here for more info.)
  • Business Analyst – Lending Services (Click here for more info.)
  • Operations Manager – Level II (Click here for more info.)
  • Commercial Banking Relationship Manager (Click here for more info.)
  • Corporate Banking Underwriter Officer – Level II (Click here for more info.)
  • Branch Manager (Click here for more info.)


July 23 - Chicago, IL
September 20 - Indianapolis, IN
December 9 - Philadelphia, PA, and Cincinnati, OH

Click here to learn more or apply to be considered.


Project Management Careers with T H Hill


Orion is currently recruiting for Project Managers for T H Hill in Houston, TX. In this position, you will work as the liaison between T H Hill’s quality assurance technicians and assigned clients to reduce non-productive time associated with drilling and completions equipment for the client. You will report to the Manager of Technical Services.

These positions are quite challenging and require critical thinking, process development, mapping, management, personnel management, presentation development and delivery, database management, and metrics development and tracking skills, among others.


  • Work with, direct, and in some cases supervise the activity of field level quality assurance personnel assigned to the team.

  • Identify customer needs

  • Monitor and advise the customer of job progress

  • Ensure that lessons learned and customer requirements are catalogued and disseminated, as appropriate.

  • Work with Sales to interface with the client and illustrate areas of added value

T H Hill will provide you all of the tools and resources you will need to succeed in the role, including several months of training in the field and within the Engineering, Sales, and Technical Services departments.


T H Hill is looking for strong leaders eager to begin a rewarding Project Management career within the Oil & Gas industry.

  • Engineering or Business degree is preferred

  • Advanced degree or PMP certification is a plus

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional technical writing, communication, and presentation skills

  • Technical aptitude

T H Hill provides a comprehensive compensation & benefits package that includes company paid Medical & Dental coverage, Life insurance and Disability coverage for all employees at no cost. In addition, a 401k plan is available, as well as paid time-off during the first year.

T H Hill will be interviewing for Project Managers in Houston, TX, throughout 2013.

Click here to learn more.

Upcoming Hiring Conferences


If you will be separating from the military and preparing to begin your civilian career within the next 90 days, be sure to attend one of our hiring conferences. After a full day of preparation, you’ll interview with hiring authorities for only those positions that are a match with your needs and preferences.
Click on any of the conference dates to request more information on the conference you’d like to attend!

Northern NJ

Baltimore, MD DCC


Chicago, IL

Detroit, MI

Indianapolis, IN

July 22 - 23

August 29 - 30

September 19 - 20


 Raleigh, NC

Jacksonville, FL

August 5 - 6

September 15 - 16

South Central  

Houston, TX

Dallas, TX

September 22 - 23


Seattle, WA

San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA DCC

August 1 - 2

August 25 - 26

September 30 - October 1

Upcoming Base Visits


When our Recruiters visit a location near you, it’s a chance to get a jump start on your career search, regardless of your ETS date. Our Recruiters will discuss your goals and preferences with you and present a realistic picture of what to expect in your search. You’ll get resume advice, interview preparation tips, and much more!  Click here or on any of the base visits to receive more information about the base visit you are interested in attending.

Camp Pendleton

San Diego



Camp Pendleton

Fort Hood

NB San Diego


Virginia Beach

Fort Lewis

San Diego Officers – Attend one of Orion's Weekly Individual Career Prep Sessions

Throughout July - September, David Dawson, an Orion Officer Recruiter and former Navy Officer, will be conducting one-on-one Career Prep Sessions at our San Diego office. No matter how far in advance your separation from the military may be, it's never too early to begin planning for your transition!

Individual Career Prep Sessions - (45 minute sessions)

Time: 2:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Dates: Every Wednesday throughout July – September (except 7/31)


Orion San Diego Office
9665 Chesapeake Drive, Suite 450
San Diego, CA 92123

Meet with David Dawson who will evaluate your marketability, assist you in outlining your career options, offer resume advice, and give invaluable information to begin planning the path to your next career.

These personal consultation sessions are free of charge to all military professionals considering transitioning.

Register now to reserve your preferred date and David will follow up with you shortly to confirm your registration and schedule a specific time to meet with you.

According to Your Peers

“Shortly after contacting Orion, I attended the Distinguished Candidate Conference in Houston. I interviewed with four companies the next day and was invited to on-site interviews with three of them. Two of those companies extended offers to me around the same time, and I was very pleased that one of those was David Weekley Homes in San Antonio. 

Orion more than accommodating. Bob Berkholz, my recruiter, was always very upfront and professional in answering my questions and guiding me through the Orion process. Five weeks after first contacting Orion, I was at a conference, which led to a career!” – Jeremy Purcell, Builder

“The whole hiring process through Orion was painless and easy. My recruiter, Mike Wood, was helpful and informative every step of the way. Mike was very approachable and caring. He understood what I was going through as I transitioned from the Army, and I felt like he always had my best interest at heart. 

I am now a Manufacturing Manager in the semiconductor industry. The leadership experience I got from the military was valuable, and I don’t think that any other organizations could have prepared me to succeed like the military did. I tell my friends that the military was my stepping stone. Now I’m ready to start my real career after serving 20 years in the Army.” - Cristina Butler, Manufacturing Manager

“Orion International did an excellent job aiding me in pursuing my career goals outside of the military. Within hours of talking with Orion for the first time and telling them that I was looking for a job in Ohio or the Midwest, I was contacted by Todd Phillips in the Cincinnati, OH, office. Only a few days later, Orion presented me with four job opportunities with two Fortune 500 companies and two major food producers.

Through my entire journey to my new career, Todd assisted me by providing me with tips to improve my interviewing techniques and helped me to understand the kinds of traits that manufacturing companies are looking for in an operations manager. Todd was a great help in my career search, and I would recommend Orion International to any Junior Military Officer thinking of leaving the service.” - Andrew Matt, Production Team Leader

“My experience with Orion was phenomenal. My recruiter, Mike Wood, was professional and approachable. He made himself available via any means to answer questions, relay information, and prepare myself for the processes that we were undertaking.

Orion met and exceeded and my needs. I went in open-minded about what Orion would be able to provide. However, I had doubts about their ability to adequately match my skills and wants with a financial role. Ultimately, not only was Orion able to match my skills and wants within a financial role, but at a level much higher than I expected with an organization I never would have considered.

Orion provided more opportunity in the form of one hiring conference than over 100 applications on nearly every job board imaginable had. I would recommend Orion to every service member. If in doubt, try it out. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain from the experience.” – Adam Hunsicker, Senior Financial Analyst

“I left the military in May 2012. I originally began searching for jobs a few months prior to my release date; however, after three unsuccessful interviews, I became disheartened and put my search on hold for about six months. I began searching for jobs again in December 2012 and began working with Orion in February 2013.

My Orion recruiter was Sean Crittenden. I was constantly amazed at Sean's ability to maintain contact with me on a regular basis, even with his obviously very busy schedule. He always took the time to consider my concerns. I never felt he was rushed when he spoke to me, and I was never left wondering where I was in the process. Sean was fantastic.

I worked with another recruiting firm about a year ago. I only heard from my recruiter once and then never again, even though I tried to make contact with them. Alternatively, Orion has been with me every step of the way. Orion opened a door for me. Thanks to Orion, I now have my dream job!” - Audra Awai, Store Manager Leadership Development Program

“The transition from military to civilian life is not always the easiest thing in the world, especially when you’re looking to shift into a new field. That’s exactly the challenge I took on while finishing up my MBA. I met Todd Phillips and DJ Holder soon after graduation, and, within a month, they had connected me with the CPO and Sourcing Directors at CareFusion, a top-notch medical device company.

I have nothing but good things to say about the match. It’s an opportunity that wasn’t on my radar, but the job, the people, and the company culture are all just phenomenal. I go to work with a smile each morning, knowing I’m making a positive difference in people’s lives. Orion really set me on a path to success.” - Tim Sablotny, Strategic Sourcing Manager

“I am a 1st Lieutenant in the Wisconsin Army National Guard serving as a MEDEVAC Pilot in the Medical Service Corps. In my new career, I am able to take my military experience and present myself as not just a pilot, as my job title says, but also as one who is a planner, logistics, project manager, supervisor, etc. I definitely think that I am more marketable because of those experiences than if I had not joined the military.

I’m very pleased with Orion. I went to an Orion hiring conference and ended up with two offers to choose from! They surpassed my expectations by helping me become a good interviewer and nail a very good career at a very good salary. Josh Williamson was my recruiter, and he was very professional and always willing to help.

I would definitely recommend Orion to anyone looking for a career. I spent countless hours searching and applying for jobs online and would hardly get a response back from any of them. Orion was able to get me a lot of interviews with good companies without all that hassle. I really couldn't have imagined that I'd be at where I am today if it hadn't been for Orion.” - Kyle Snamiska, Sr. Analyst, Customer Supply Chain & Inventories

“Todd Phillips at Orion set me up for success with Wayne Homes. He facilitated all the communication between my new employer and I and executed the hiring process that made success the only option. Orion went above and beyond. As I'm writing this, I have already started my new job, and I don't come off of active duty for another month! It doesn't get much better than that!

I’m now a Field Manager in the homebuilding industry. All the intangibles that I developed as an Army Cavalry Scout Troop Executive Officer will come into play in this new position. Logistics, resourcing, relationship building, and accountability are the final four that I see connecting my previous experience with my new career. Also, the military background prepared me by the constant coordination for major operations, anticipating the points of friction and verifying what needs to get done, does.

Orion was the cream of the crop. Todd made it an enjoyable experience. He looks for career paths, not just jobs, like the other companies did. This is what makes Todd and Orion International outstanding in their field!” - James Bailey, Field Manager

“I only wish I had discovered Orion earlier in my job hunt, as it would have saved me considerable time trawling through online job ads that never call you back. I have already recommended Orion to other fellow British Officers that are planning to move to the US in the forthcoming months and years." - Iain West, Service Account Engineer, Siemens Industry

“I would highly recommend Orion to my fellow transitioning military professionals.  They were extremely receptive to my needs and wishes, and I was very honest with them.  I wanted to find a career in the Raleigh, NC, area, and Mike Wood explained to me that this area is primarily a research, computer science, and engineering based community. But he and Ned Freeze were able to connect me with HEPACO, LLC. (This after I turned down one job offer.)" - Michael Carawan, Environmental Industrial Services Project Manager

“I was working with another recruiting firm during my initial job search but felt that they were not doing anything to prepare or present me to companies, so I switched to Orion. I started working with Marin Jakawich, who was great. I had nothing but positive communication with her throughout my career search. In the end, Orion had access to the people and positions that I was looking for.” – Todd Grinsteinner, Product Reliability Engineer

Career Opportunities within Orion


Account Executives

Orion International is currently seeking transitioning or former military officers with a strong record of achievement to join our Sales Team as an Account Executive. We are hiring for our Cary, NC; San Diego, CA; and Austin, TX, offices.

As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for creating relationships with America’s leading companies through development of leads lists, business development calls, and client presentations. The work you do will help fellow veterans transition into the civilian workforce.

To qualify, you should have military experience, a Bachelors degree, and previous sales experience or a desire to succeed in sales. Click here to learn more about joining the Orion team.

Web and Marketing Assistant - Raleigh, NC

The Web and Marketing Assistant will serve to internally support the Marketing Department in conjunction with the Sales and Operations teams within Orion, its divisions and affiliates. The Web and Marketing Assistant will serve as a key resource to the Marketing department, ensuring effective coordination of efforts and appropriate internal support of the Orion team.

To qualify, you should have a Bachelors degree in Business, Marketing, Computer Science with a concentration or minor in Computer Programming, IT  or related field. Click here to learn more about joining the Orion team.

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