The Hunter for Military Officers - April 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

In This Issue

Orion Thanks Enterprise for Its Donation to Operation Military Embrace

National Distinguished Candidate Conference - April 25-26, 2016 in Philadelphia & June 6-7 in San Diego

Account Executive Positions with Orion – Virginia Beach, VA; Austin, TX; San Diego, CA and Cincinnati, OH

Exclusive Opportunities for Orion’s Transitioning and Former JMOs

According to Your Peers

Military Professionals Webinar Series

Upcoming Hiring Conferences

Career Transition Planning and Base Visits

Companies Recently Hiring

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

Connect with Orion Online

Orion Thanks Enterprise for Its Donation to Operation Military Embrace

Orion wishes to thank Enterprise Holdings Corporation for its $3,000 donation to Operation Military Embrace. Orion and Enterprise have had an ongoing relationship for several years, and we are very appreciative of the generosity of Enterprise Holdings.


Enterprise Holdings, Inc. is a privately owned holding company headquartered in Clayton, MO. It is the parent company of several car rental companies, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, National Car Rental, and Enterprise CarShare. Enterprise was founded in 1957 by Jack Taylor, who served as a Fighter Pilot in World War II. 

Operation Military Embrace (“OME”) is a Texas-based non-profit support organization with active officers, directors and volunteers committed to helping wounded warriors and their families. OME’s primary goal is to provide financial and moral support to assist wounded Warriors and their families during their time of critical need. OME is dedicated to supporting injured and/or ill members of all branches and units of the military. OME also works to increase public awareness of the challenges facing members of the military. For more information about OME, visit the website. 

According to OME President, Jerry Reed:  

"Wow -- This generous donation from Enterprise is so very much appreciated!! Today we attended the retirement ceremony for an injured Marine in San Antonio, Texas. This is part of our OME function to honor, serve and support America’s injured Warriors and their families, and it was really an inspirational event that touched our hearts. Orion has truly been a blessing to America’s injured and ill Warriors and their families through the vessel that is OME."

Orion is so appreciative of our ability to bring together great companies like Enterprise with our dedicated nonprofit partners.  

National Distinguished Candidate Conference - April 25-26, 2016 in Philadelphia & June 6-7 in San Diego

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 Philadelphia, PA, on April 25-26 and in San Diego, CA on June 6-7, 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
  • 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.

Account Executive Positions with Orion – Virginia Beach, VA; Austin, TX; San Diego, CA and Cincinnati, OH

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 Virginia Beach, VA; Austin, TX; San Diego, CA and Cincinnati, OH 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.

We also invite you to view a pre-recorded webinar (username iprep, password: video) hosted by Brian Henry, Orion's VP of Officer Recruiting, which provides a detailed overview of the Account Executive position.

Exclusive Opportunities for Orion’s Transitioning and Former JMOs

Each of these companies are specifically seeking Military Professionals and Veterans for open career opportunities. Click on the logo to learn more about each company and positions for which we are currently hiring.


  • Upcoming Interviews:
    April 12 -13

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

According to Your Peers

"I left the military September of 2015, and I had begun my search for a civilian job months prior. I was a Geospatial Intelligence Analyst for the Ohio Air National Guard, working alongside the active duty Air Force on Wright Patterson Air Force Base. 

I am currently a Business Development Manager in the Southeast region of KanPak LLC. I felt as if my recruiters primary goal was finding me a job, and I really felt they were out there helping me at all times. Orion went above and beyond on multiple occasions and I really felt like I had Orion in my corner fighting for me."- Donald Noah, Business Development Manager

"I left the military in May 2016, and began looking for a job in April 2015. I was just about to lose faith in the process when I got the exact job that I really wanted! I learned how to troubleshoot and problem solve in a chaotic and fast changing environment, this really prepared me for my civilian career. Thanks for everything, Orion!" - Matt Donelan, Sales Education Representative

"As an Intelligence Officer I was trained in giving briefs and influencing decision makers. These traits, paired with the confidence the military gave me, will be invaluable in a sales environment. Orion helped me land a career with Siemens as a Service Sales – Account Executive. Orion met my needs and exceeded my expectations. They helped me from start to finish in the hiring process. From resume writing to negotiating salary. Thank you again for the help! I will be recommending your services to all of my military friends!" - Beau Bommer, Services Sales – Account Executive

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:

LinkedIn for Military Professionals

  • April 5, 2016
             5:00 PM EDT
             Register Now!

How to Leverage Recruiters in Your Job Search

  • April 6, 2016
            5:00 PM EST
            Register Now!

Negotiating Your Salary for Military Professionals

  • April 7, 2016
             5:00 PM EST         
            Register Now!

Sales Overview and Preparation Seminar

  • April 20, 2016
             7:00 PM EDT
             Register Now!

Interview Preparation Seminar

  • April 21, 2016
            3:00 PM EDT
            Register Now!
  • May 26, 2016
            12:00 PM EDT         
            Register Now!

Using Social Media in Your Job Search

  • May 18, 2016
            5:00 PM EST
            Register Now!

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 managers 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!

South Central

Denver, CO April 7-8

Dallas, TX April 7-8 

Houston, TX April 10-11

Dallas, TX May 15-16


San Diego, CA April 10-11

Seattle, WA May 12-13


Chicago, IL April 10-11

Detroit, MI May 22-23


Raleigh, NC April 11-12

Atlanta, GA May 16-17


Hampton, VA April 17-18

Philadelphia, PA April 25-26 (Distinguished Candidate Conference)

Norfolk, VA May 22-23

Career Transition Planning and 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

Ardagh Group



Clark Construction

David Weekley Homes

Faith Technologies

Fiat Chrysler

Georgia Pacific



Ingersoll Rand

International Paper

Kurt Salmon

Lam Research





Nestle USA

Owens Corning



PPL Corporation

Shea Homes





Sun Chemical

Tempur Sealy





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

Did you know that Orion candidates have earned $9,800 in referral bonuses in 2016?

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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