The Hunter for Military Officers - January 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

Jack Welch Management Institute - Online MBA Program

If you are considering earning an MBA, the Jack Welch Management Institute is the place to learn proven practices from the front-lines of business. Orion International has partnered with The Jack Welch Management Institute to present this opportunity to earn your MBA, completely online, learning directly from top business leaders, while you continue to grow in your current career.

Fortune Magazine recently featured the MBA program in their article, "How Jack Welch Is Reinventing the MBA" by John A. Byrne. The article points out that "the four-year-old Jack Welch Management Institute is one of the very few business schools that is run like a business, with a laser-like focus on customer service. The school is closely managed on student surveys that measure the impact of the education as well as the likelihood that a student would recommend the institute to a friend or colleague." And those surveys reveal some enticing statistics:

  • 70% said they had received a promotion or double-digit raise since the start of the program
  • 98% agreed that the MBA program was a valuable investment
  • 27% said it was the best investment they ever made
  • 100% of the graduates agreed that their confidence as a leader had grown as a result of the program


Classes begin on January 4th, and there is still time to register. Visit us online to learn more about earning your MBA through the Jack Welch Management Institute.

National Distinguished Candidate Conference - March 7 - 8, 2016, in Dallas, TX

National Distinguished Candidate Hiring Conference

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 Dallas, TX, on March 7 - 8, 2016. 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.

Shane Serafin, a former Navy Lieutenant and USNA graduate who found his career through a recent Orion DCC, explains why he feels the event was such a success: "An Orion Distinguished Candidate Conference is something that you don't want to miss. It is a golden opportunity to meet with several prospective employers all at once, all of them very high quality. And Orion prepares you well. I particularly liked the interview prep session during this conference. It helped me to tweak a few of my responses in a manner that paid major dividends during the interviews!"

Orion only holds a few DCCs each year. Click here to be considered for one of the upcoming Orion DCC hiring conferences.

Exclusive Opportunities for Orion’s Transitioning and Former JMOs

Each of these companies has proudly built a Military Talent Program through Orion, allowing for exclusive access to these career opportunities. Click on the logo to learn more about each company and positions for which we are currently hiring.



Upcoming Interviews: December 22 - Chattanooga, TN







To learn more about these careers and see even more opportunities for JMOs, please visit our Featured Jobs page.

According to Your Peers

"I was a MAJ in the US Army and found the people I worked with at Orion gave me their candid opinions and feedback. Every call I made to the company was either answered or returned very quickly. Orion far exceeded the competition. I had a wonderful experience with professional events and personnel. Good job all around." - Jon Peifer, Assistant Project Manager

"If you want to save time and get in front of the decision makers that can actually hire you into employment with a Fortune 500 Company that is commensurate with the level of responsibility you held in the military, then I would highly suggest that you consider contacting Orion International. Orion exceeded my needs in just about every way imaginable. There are unfortunate stories out there amongst so-called 'head hunter' organizations, and I didn't experience any of these pitfalls with Orion International.

I begin the job in two weeks, but I assume it will be very similar to being a PLT LDR. In fact, that was the exact comparison the manager that hired me used! I was a CPT in the Army serving as a Civil Affairs Officer. I feel that management positions held as a JMO actually gain quite a bit of respect in the civilian world with Fortune 500 companies.

My new career will be all about learning the processes and procedures unique to this particular position, but experience as a Military manager (JMO) prepares you to adapt and learn on the job, so I feel that I will be well suited for this position." - Andrew Prevost, Logistics Area Manager

"Without Orion's assistance, it's doubtful I would have been personally able to achieve anything close to the visibility (let alone the instant professional credibility) that Orion provided to dozens of desirable employers. I cannot begin to thank them enough for all their time & compassion in matching my family's needs during this critical time.

Orion never once stopped trying to further refine the search & match process. As a result, by the time the right opportunity came along - the message & method had been very artfully executed. Thanks to everyone whom I even had remote contact with during this entire process; as a result of their hard work, they have given my family & I the opportunity of a lifetime." - Burt Welch, Builder

Read more testimonials from your fellow Military officers here.

Military Professionals Webinar Series

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.

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:

Using Social Media in Your Job Search

December 22, 2015

12:00 PM EST - Register Now


February 17, 2016

5:00 PM EST - Register Now


Career Transition Seminar

January 5, 2016

12:00 PM EST - Register Now


March 15, 2016

12:00 PM EDT - Register Now


Sales Overview and Preparation Seminar

February 17, 2016

7:00 PM EST - Register Now


April 20, 2016

7:00 PM EDT - Register Now


LinkedIn for Military Professionals

January 12, 2016

5:00 PM EST - Register Now


February 16, 2016

5:00 PM EST - Register Now


How to Leverage Recruiters in Your Job Search

January 13, 2016

5:00 PM EST - Register Now


March 17, 2016

5:00 PM EST - Register Now


Negotiating Your Salary for Military Professionals

January 14, 2016

5:00 PM EST - Register Now


February 18, 2016

5:00 PM EST - Register Now


Interview Preparation Seminar

January 7, 2016

12:00 PM EST - Register Now


February 18, 2016

12:00 PM EST - Register Now


Resume Writing Seminar

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Upcoming Hiring Conferences

Military Job Seekers

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!







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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.

Companies Recently Hiring


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

Did you know that Orion candidates have earned $56,900 in referral bonuses in 2015?

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!

Happy Holidays from Orion International

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