The Hunter for Military Officers - November 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Industry Spotlight: Veterans at Work in Food & Beverage

The Food & Beverage industry is one that encompasses everything from logistics to manufacturing to marketing to finance to R&D. According to a KPMG 2012 Industry Outlook Survey, executives in the industry indicate that they are more focused on talent management/retention initiatives compared to last year’s survey results, with an increased emphasis on compensation and training. And more than half of the executives surveyed stated that revenue is up and that they believe their companies will increase the number of US employees in the next year. The many career paths available to job seekers make for widely ranging recruiting needs that encompass varied skill sets. This, coupled with expected growth both in revenue and hiring, makes veterans an excellent choice for Food & Beverage hiring managers.

Fortune 500 companies like Hershey, Kraft Foods, and ConAgra Food subsidiary, Lamb Weston, as well as Nestle Waters, part of Nestle, which was named one of the world's top ten most reputable companies this year, are proving this to be true with hiring initiatives aimed directly at veterans. These military-friendly companies are committed to hiring veterans throughout their ranks and are offering them excellent leadership development, benefits, and incentives.

One of the reasons these companies are turning to veterans is revealed in the KPMG survey. Lack of a qualified workforce went from being the eighth top barrier to growth in 2011 to sixth in 2012. As in so many other industries, food & beverage companies are not only finding skilled employees in veterans but also an innovative answer to their labor shortage.

Positions in this industry are widely varied thanks to the many different functions it takes to research, create, move, and sell food & beverage. Two popular career paths in which veterans excel are Production Supervisor and Maintenance Technician. While it may not be immediately apparent how military jobs translate to these positions, military occupations like a Public Works Operations Officer, Maintenance and Production Chief, Infrastructure Systems Superintendent, and Maintenance Management Specialist are just a few that cross-over well.

Former Marine Corps Ground Supply Officer Jordan Odegaard is an Orion alumnus who began a new career as a Production Supervisor with Hershey earlier this year. Odegaard served as an Officer-in-Charge of a section and dealt with a variety of personnel issues that he now faces in his civilian position. “In both my current civilian position and previous military position, I must be flexible with my hours, care about the people I supervise, work closely with peers, constantly learn new things, make monetary decisions, model professional behavior, adhere to standards, hold employees accountable, exercise problem solving skills, analyze cost-benefit scenarios, handle HR issues (harassment, absences), etc. ,” he explains, “Ultimately, it comes down to adhering to set standards, and holding others to those standards.”

Another Orion alumnus in this industry is Joshua Hart. He says that his military career as a Gunner´s Mate in the Navy polished his punctuality, ability to work under high stress conditions, and leadership, making them as flawless as possible in preparation for his career as a Mechatronics Technician. “The most rewarding thing about the career I am starting is the combination of school and OJT experience I receive. Hershey´s is a giant family. It´s just like in the military where you work together to get the job done,” Hart says.

Whether it’s chocolate, macaroni & cheese, or bottled water, globally recognized companies are finding talented employees in veterans. Want to read more about a day in the life of a veteran in the industry? Check out this GI Jobs article about Syrhan Biray and his career at Hershey.

Professional Development is for your Career Search, Too

When you think of professional development, the first thing to come to mind may be a quarterly review, OER, or FITREP with your manager or commanding officer where you go over what you can do to grow professionally. But this isn’t the only time you should put this into practice. There is no better time to acquire new skills and knowledge than during your job search. Professional development can include everything from obtaining a valuable certification to connecting with a mentor. For the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on perhaps the simplest and least expensive form: professional reading.

Over the years, Orion has seen a significant difference in the success rates of military job seekers who have invested the time to read professional books and materials as they prepared for their transition versus those who choose not to. No matter when you’re leaving the service, reading professional literature can only enhance your knowledge of Corporate America and ensure you are as prepared as possible for an interview. The investment you make now will pay dividends when you interview. You will be more comfortable in an interview setting and will be able to better articulate your background and professional experience to an interviewer.

However, you have to be careful not to inundate yourself with literature to the point where you are simply reading books without retaining the knowledge. It’s better to pick a few books and concentrate on understanding, learning, and applying the material. Focus on the industry you’re interested in entering, a skill in which you feel you are lacking, or general career transition books.

Orion has a large suggested reading list, including books on various transition topics, interview preparation, leadership and management, manufacturing and engineering, and sales. Below are a few selections from the list.

Remember, in order to enjoy a successful transition, you need to dedicate yourself to a detailed self-analysis of your strengths, areas that need improvement, special skills, abilities, and desires. By committing to professional reading, you’re not only making yourself a more well-rounded candidate, but you’ll better be able to articulate your value to a company. Check out our complete Suggested Reading List here.

National Distinguished Candidate Conference - October 28 & 29 in 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 October 28 & 29. This is our last DCC of the year, and 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. Stay tuned for our 2014 DCC schedule. If you would like to be considered for one of the upcoming Orion DCCs, please click here.

Careers with Polaris Industries

Orion is currently recruiting for careers with Polaris Industries. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles. Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands.

We will be holding interviews on October 28th – October 29th at our Distinguished Candidate Conference in Chicago, IL for the following positions:

  • Manufacturing Leaders
  • Logistics Leaders

We are currently recruiting for the following positions, as well:

  • Electrician
  • Plant Planner
  • Production Supervisor
  • Warehouse Supervisor

Click here to learn more or apply.

Military Professionals Webinar Series

Military Officer Transition Program 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.

November 19, 2013
12:00 pm EST - 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. 

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 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.

November 21, 2013
12:00 pm EDT - Register Now

LinkedIn for Military Professionals Webinar - November 12!

Develop your LinkedIn profile so that recruiters and hiring managers can find you. Whether you've got 29 days or 3 years left in the uniform, having a professional LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your online visibility.

This webinar hosted by Orion recruiter Sultan Camp will help ensure that you can maximize all of your professional interactions and achieve critical career goals while gaining more visibility.

Click here to register.

Leveraging Recruiters in Your Job Search - November 20!

With this intensive introduction to using recruiters in your job search, you can begin your military transition with confidence. Many military professionals lack a strong understanding of the fundamentals of using a recruiter in their job search, making it unlikely they’ll get as many interviews as they need to. With ever increasing competition, they face the unfortunate prospect of being underemployed.

This webinar will equip you with the tools and techniques necessary to improve your recruiter network and achieve career success in your transition.

Click here to register.

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

Joel Finney, GIS Analyst

I had heard about Orion several times while I was on active duty. The reason I contacted Orion was that a peer who was also leaving the military was fruitfully working with Orion at the same time I was working with other recruiting agencies with no real results.

Todd Phillips was my recruiter. Even though I contacted him less than a week before the Chicago conference, he worked very efficiently to bring me on board and ensured the companies he lined up were of interest to me, even making last minute changes to ensure I was satisfied.

The hiring conference led to multiple second interviews within the next two weeks. The companies Orion brought in were looking to hire immediately, not take two months trying to figure out which way was up.

I will be starting as a Senior Analyst in Strategic Supply Management for Whirlpools Global Information Systems division. I see a number of parallels between this position and my military experience, from understanding the basics of technology and how it functions, to logistics support of technology, and further into the management of contractors and personnel outside my direct sphere of influence. There are many parallels and the military has definitely prepared me to face the challenges of them all.

I was a Captain in the Army Signal Corps. Being a Signal Officer prepared me to start a new career in the Information Technology realm fairly well. It gave me the area specific skills but also gave me a broader skill set then most people. Instead of working with just IT, I have experience in leadership, logistics, team work, etc. All the things you learn in the military are not easy find in one person in the civilian market.

Orion gave me opportunities I never even dreamed of getting. They easily surpassed other recruiting agencies I have worked with. Todd and his team paid close attention to my progress and informed me of what to expect from each company. With other agencies, I found that, after the initial hiring conference was over, there was very little follow up and there tended to be little to no effort for over a month before I was contacted again. Overall it felt as if they had hung me out to dry.

Of all the three agencies I worked with during my transition, Orion not only exceeded my expectations and crushed the competition, but they also brought quality companies to the table that were looking to hire now. Unlike many of the companies I looked at with other recruiting agencies, I did not have to worry about taking a massive pay cut while transitioning. Even companies that may have provided a lower pay salary had incentives that would have made the financial transition nearly seamless.

Orion brought the best to the table and has given me opportunities I did not see anywhere else. Orion gave me the best experience, and I will be happy to help more officers find their way to your organization. Thanks again.

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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.)

PNC will be interviewing:

  • December 9 in Philadelphia, PA and Cincinnati, OH

Click here to learn more or apply to be considered.

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

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 Supervisors (Click here to learn more about this position.)
  • Supply Planners (Click here to learn more about this position.)

Click here to learn more.

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.

Careers with ConocoPhillips

Orion International is currently recruiting for multiple career opportunities with ConocoPhillips, one of the world’s largest independent Exploration and Production companies based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With over 17,000 employees worldwide ConocoPhillips is active in almost 30 countries.

We are currently recruiting for these positions:

  • Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX (Click here to learn more about this position.)
  • Network Analyst in Houston, TX (Click here to learn more about this position.)
  • Completions Engineer in Houston, TX (Click here to learn more about this position.)

Click here to learn more or apply.

Sales Careers with Nalco

Orion is currently recruiting veterans with an interest in sales for careers with Nalco, the world's leading water treatment and process improvement company. Headquartered in Naperville, IL, Nalco has manufacturing facilities, technical centers, and offices throughout the world meaning Nalco employees have access to job opportunities with global mobility. Nalco has a number of openings across the country, so candidates should be geographically flexible.

As a sales representative, you will perform both in a sales role and as a technical consultant regarding the use of Nalco Products. Depending on the Industry segment you are working in, you will travel to client sites and interface with Plant Managers, Facility Engineers, Plant Chemists, etc.

Salary: Total compensation is $80,000+, plus company car and benefits in first year.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Technical experience/aptitude
  • Strong desire to be in sales
  • Strong leadership and relationship building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Able to start a new career by 12/1/2013
  • Geographically flexible

Click here to learn more and apply.

Engineering and Sales Careers with Michelin

We are currently recruiting for Engineer and Sales positions for Michelin. Michelin is proud to provide great civilian jobs for military officers. 

Industrial Engineer
At Michelin, an Industrial engineering job is one of our top entry level jobs for former military officers. The Industrial Engineer regularly studies, analyzes, presents and implements agreed upon recommendations. Project work includes analysis in machine capacity, material flow, expansion needs, manpower planning, and productivity and efficiency improvements. The Industrial Engineer also develops and utilizes classical Industrial Engineering techniques, administrative responsibilities, and project facilitation after an in-depth 6 month training program.

Territory Sales Manager
The Territory Sales Manager is part of the national sales force of Michelin North America, Inc and serves as the main Michelin representative for dealer and end user accounts in an assigned geographic territory.

Area Sales Manager
The Area Sales Manager is responsible for effectively representing Michelin and for increasing sales of Passenger and Light Truck tires with assigned Customers in support of distribution strategy.

Business Unit Leader
The Business Unit Leader establishes and manages day-to-day priorities of processes and direct reports, ensuring production and quality goals are met per the plant business plan. The Business Unit Leader establishes and manages the cost control budget for area equipment, and provides team communication on company, plant, and department business plan objectives and performance. Also, the Business Unit Leader schedules employee training, monitors employee performance, provides guidance, and appraises and counsels individual employees to further develop their interpersonal skills and improve performance.

Please Apply Now to be considered for a career with Michelin. Learn more about what it's like to be a veteran and work at Michelin here.

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!

Virginia Beach, VA

Philadelphia, PA


Chicago, IL DCC

Cincinnati, OH

October 28 - 29

December 8 - 9


Atlanta, GA

Raleigh, NC

October 21 - 22

December 8 - 9

South Central  

Houston, TX

Houston, TX

October 27 - 28

December 8 - 9


Seattle, WA

San Diego, CA

November 7 - 8

December 8 - 9

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.

San Diego

San Diego


Fort Bragg


Fort Riley

Virginia Beach

San Diego

Fort Hood

San Diego

Fort Drum

Virginia Beach

Fort Carson

Virginia Beach

San Diego


San Diego

October 17

October 23

October 23 - 24

October 24

October 24 - 25

October 28 - 29

October 29

October 30

November 1

November 6

November 6 - 7

November 7

November 7 - 8

November 13

November 13

November 12 - 14

November 14

According to your Peers

“I went back to school for a refresher to make myself more marketable in the technical fields. One of my classmates suggested Orion as a company that has a very high success rate in placing former military personnel in the private sector.

I started working with Mike Wood. I felt like he did an outstanding job preparing me for the interviews with the hiring companies. He also did an excellent job matching candidates with prospective employer and in presenting opportunities I would otherwise not have considered.

I would recommend Orion International to some of the friends I have on Active Duty when they separate or retire. My experience was 100% positive!” – Adam Engel, Manufacturing Maintenance Engineer

“Sean Crittenden was an outstanding recruiter. He did a great job fitting my skills with the job I got with Crane Aerospace. The leadership and electronics training I learned through the Navy translated directly to the Quality Engineer position I was hired for at Crane Aerospace.

Orion was fantastic. I’m extremely happy with Orion’s training program and the way the hiring conferences laid out each employer. The ability to reach the hiring managers and the specific job information was the reason I was hired.” - Benedict Besch, Quality Engineer

“Orion International is an outstanding organization. After deciding to separate from the military, I began to actively search for work on my own. After several months of unsuccessfully finding work, Orion reached out to me and wanted to assist me with my career search. The whole team at Orion did a great job helping me find my next career.

Todd Phillips did an exceptional job matching my interest and requirements with companies where my skillsets and experience would fit well. Josh Williamson was invaluable with his assistance on helping me update and prepare my resume for prospective companies to review. Scott McNary provided me with the tools needed to be successful during any interview. With the whole teams help, I was able to impress every company I spoke with at the conferences.

The conferences I attended were very professionally organized and proved to be successful. Throughout the whole process, Todd and his team remained in touch to provide feedback and counsel. Their interaction with me made me feel that they truly wanted the best for me and my future.

With their guidance, assistance, and mentorship, I was able to land great job with a very reputable company. I have recommended Orion to all my friends who are planning to separate from the military. I have nothing but great remarks about this organization, and I will continue to recommend them to anyone planning to separate from the military.” - Daryl Baldemor, Sales Representative

“Orion facilitated a process in which I felt like I was actually participating and learning. Orion provided an initial overview of the positions and companies, and I followed up with my own research after the first meeting with each company representative. Throughout the process, Orion was in contact with me and the representative from each company relaying communication about what the next steps would be and the feedback from each subsequent interview.

I declined a really outstanding offer from a company when I first worked with Orion, most specifically the Austin team and particularly Bob Berkholz. I came back two months later, and Bob's team did not hold any ill will towards me for having potentially wasted their time, and, instead, picked up where they left off two months prior. I ended up accepting the offer on the second go around, and have loved this company since day one. I recommend Orion to my buddies still in the service who are transitioning.” – Mark Phillippe, Senior Sales Executive

“I told my recruiter, Tim Duba, what I wanted, what I felt I was qualified for, and he listened. He presented opportunities that were of genuine interest to me and talked me into attending a hiring conference, which paid off. Prior to every conference, I was presented with a list of companies my recruiter thought were a good fit, then I could pick and choose which ones I actually wanted to go through with.

I have been a Platoon leader, Unit Movement Officer, and Lift and Sustainment Officer. Currently, I'm the XO for the 578th ENG HHC, out of Manhattan Beach in the National Guard. I now hold a Project Engineer position with Gray Construction. My new career as a Project Engineer in the Construction industry parallels my new career in that I manage some construction and deconstruction projects in the National Guard and my new employer wanted someone with and engineer background and leadership experience. I fit the bill.

I think the most important part of the process was that Tim took a personal interest in me. He treated me like a person, knew me personally, and always kept me engaged with interviews and different opportunities. I wasn't just another number on a list.” - Frank Ayala, Project Engineer

“My experience with Orion International couldn't have been better. I knew transitioning out of the Army was something that I wanted to do, but I didn't really know where to start. I started to look into recruiting firms, and even started to work with one, but I felt like my needs weren't really being met. Location was a big factor for me, but most recruiting firms wanted me to be 'open' and not have a specific location preference. I really felt like they were just trying to meet the needs of the company, not me.

Then I talked to Todd Phillips and Jim Freeze at Orion, and I knew right away that I wanted to work with them. Todd worked tirelessly to make sure that he understood what was important to me. The biggest difference I saw with working with Todd versus other recruiting firms is that he wanted to match the company with a candidate. He wasn't trying to ‘sell’ me on a company, and he wasn't trying to ‘sell’ a company on me. He genuinely cared about my career and my future and tried to find a good match between me and a company that would foster a long a mutually beneficial career for both me and the company.

I attended the hiring conference in Chicago, and Todd matched me up with eight great companies. I ended up deciding on Nestle Waters North America, and I truly feel like it is going to work out great. I feel like the job description is perfect, not just to transition out of the Army, but to continue to develop my leadership skills that I gained as an officer. The people are great as well. This is all due to Todd working diligently to find that great match between candidate and company. I have already recommended Orion to a few of my buddies looking to get out in the next few years and will continue to do so.” - John Kowalski, Unit Leader

“I contacted Orion the week before a hiring conference and received interviews with five companies that weekend. I participated in follow-up interviews with two different companies and received interviewing advice and support from Orion all the way up until I signed with Hologic.

My recruiter was Tim Duba, and I had a very positive experience with him. He was very responsive, professional, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. I believe he truly desired to help me find a position that would be a good match for my own personal interests. Orion helped me find a great job in my desired location that provides me a salary that exceeded my expectations.” - Juliana Balich, Diagnostic Sales Specialist Level 2

“I went to an Orion hiring conference in San Diego and found that the companies lined up well with my interests and qualifications. I worked with Keri Price and Tim Duba.  Both were great about calling me with updates or responding with any questions I had.  Orion did a much better job of keeping in contact and preparing me for the conference.  I felt they were very helpful during the process.” - Brandon Ellis, Assistant Project Engineer

“Mike Wood was amazing. He kept in contact and gave me great information on each company that I interviewed with. He did a great job of communicating what each company was looking for, making it easier for me to knock the interview out of the park! I am 100% satisfied with Orion. I have already referred someone!” – Michael Baez, Sales Specialist

“Working with Orion International was a great experience. They worked with me to update and develop an employer-friendly resume, interview rehearsal, and location and position oriented opportunities. Specifically, Todd Phillips worked with me in order to determine the type of position that I would excel at, and then prepared me for successful interviews for those positions.

They developed a diverse set of opportunities they believed would be great for me based on my experience. I would recommend using the services that Orion provides to Junior Officers anytime. Thanks for the help!” - Anthony Probst, Production Supervisor

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; Austin, TX; and San Diego, CA, 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.

Earn $100 for Every Referral that Finds their Career through Orion

Did you know that Orion candidates have already earned $2600 in referral bonuses in 2013?

For every job seeker you refer to us who is subsequently placed by Orion, we will give you a $100 gift card to a retailer of your choice!

It's simple - just click here to refer a friend. 30 seconds of your time could be $100 in your pocket!

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