The Hunter for Technicians & Leaders - June 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Orion Proud to Participate in the Serving Our Soldiers 5k Fundraiser

Saturday, April 23rd, was a great day to raise money for our troops and veterans! That morning, employees and family members from our Raleigh Orion office participated in a 5K race hosted by Serving Our Soldiers. The proceeds from the 5K went to purchasing and shipping care packages to three adopted platoons deployed in Afghanistan. They also went into a fund for a scholarship started this year that will provide financial assistance to a veteran who wishes to go back to school.

Founded by two teenagers, Serving Our Soldiers (SOS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing support for our troops and veterans. Its founders, Caroline and Clare, started the organization because they felt that Americans, particularly teenagers and young adults, don't provide enough support for servicemen and women. SOS has held other fundraisers and events as well, such as thank-you card drives. For more information about SOS, visit its website or Facebook page.

Orion thanks SOS and the volunteers from Ravenscoft School and NC State's ROTC for making this a fun and rewarding event!

Military Transition Survey Results

In January, we conducted a survey of recently transitioned Veterans on topics ranging from their transition experience, career transition resources, using the GI Bill, and much more. We received nearly 2000 responses, and learned some powerful information from this survey that we will be sharing with you over the next several months. 

Transition Roadblocks

According to our survey respondents, the Top 2 Transition Roadblocks are "Matching my military experience with civilian jobs", and "Finding a career that met my professional desires." Here at Orion we have a variety of transition resources available to transitioning military. Orion's services go far beyond preparation, and we give you the tools to truly succeed in your transition - job matching with the expertise of our recruiting team, and actual interviews for positions that are a match with your professional desires.

Transition Success

Twice as many Orion hires felt their transition was "very successful", compared with those who found their career via another method. Using Orion to find your career nearly doubles your likelihood of enjoying a "very successful" transition. Our Survey respondents told us that the #1 most important consideration in the transition is Contact with Hiring Managers. Orion puts you directly in front of Hiring Managers specifically seeking military professionals for their open positions. 

Transition Mentors

Nearly double the Orion hires vs. those who found their career via a different method cited having a mentor. In most cases, this mentor was their Orion Recruiter. The high touch, mentorship relationship is an important benefit of using Orion, and your recruiter has been in your position before and knows exactly what you are going through. Orion recruiters have an average tenure of 6.5 years - the best average in our industry.

Connect with an Orion recruiter today and talk with someone that has been in your shoes.

Exclusive Opportunities for Orion's Transitioning and Former NCOs and Enlisted Technicians

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.

  • Google Projects through Adecco

    Upcoming Interviews:

    June 6th - Atlanta, GA
    June 9th - New York City, NY
    June 14th - Mountain View, CA
    June 16th - Chicago, IL

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

According to Your Peers

"My military background gave me the skill set to succeed in my civilian career. I want to say thank you to Orion International for doing a wonderful job. I landed my job through Orion with Unilever after attending my first Hiring Conference.

Thanks to Orion for looking out for the military personnel as they try to go back into the workface. Orion is a top notch recruiting company and I am grateful for their help. Great job Orion, keep it up!" - Carl Lewis, Line Mechanic

"I began searching for jobs four months prior to my separation from the military in December 2015. The education and training in the military allowed me to expand on my skills as an automobile technician. My skills as an electrician from the military as well as my previous skills allowed me to excel in the technical field. Which helped me land my current job as a maintenance technician at a manufacturing facility.

Orion met my needs and worked with me months before any competitors reached out." - Sphiektra Muong, Maintenance Technician

"Simply put, finding a job on my own didn’t happen. I learned about Orion in a TGPS class. Orion got me into a hiring conference where I interviewed with Siemens, and now I have the best and highest paying job I have ever had. Without Orion, this would not have been possible. Thanks Orion!" - Cyrus Gardner, Service Technician

Read more testimonials from your fellow Military Technicians and Leaders here.

Military Professionals Webinar Series

Whether you have two years or two weeks before your transition from Active Duty, there are many steps you can take prior to your separation date that will position you for success as you prepare to transition into the civilian workforce.

Orion invites you to begin planning for your transition by attending our webinar series. We offer webinars on a variety of topics all designed to help you get started on the first steps in preparing for your transition.

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

LinkedIn for Military Professionals

Negotiating Your Salary for Military Professionals

How to Leverage Recruiters in Your Job Search

Using Social Media in Your Job Search

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!


San Diego, CA June 5-6

Seattle, WAJune 23-24

San Diego, CAJuly 17-18


Providence, RI June 5-6

Norfolk, VAJuly 10-11

Parsippany, NJJuly 17-18

South Central

Houston, TX June 19-20


Jacksonville, FL June 20- 21 (Distinguished Military Technician Conference)

Dallas, TX June 26-27

Atlanta, GA July 25-26


Columbus, OH July 10-11 

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.

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

Did you know that Orion candidates have earned $18,200 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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