The Hunter for Technicians & Leaders - November 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Veteran Spotlight: Andrew Sanders

This month, From the Battlefield is pleased to check in with Orion alumnus Andrew Sanders, a former Aviation Electronics Technician in the Navy. Andrew attended an Orion Hiring Conference in Virginia Beach, VA, in May 2016, and was hired as a Field Service Representative with ARxIUM, a leader in pharmacy solutions.

“While my terminal leave was roughly 30 days, happily, there was only a five-day gap between leaving the military and beginning my career at ARxIUM. I am happy to say I couldn't have found a better company to help me transition than Orion. I owe a lot of my fortune and success to the hard working people at Orion for executing a flawless Hiring Conference,” recalls Andrew of his transition.

Andrew’s transition has been exciting and eye opening. Saying yes to his job offer was the easiest part of his transition! But, he explains that looking for a job and trying to plan with a family depending on you was the hardest part. “Good communication and trying to stay healthy and active played a large role in our success,” says Andrew.

Andrew now works in Field Support within the Pharmacy Automation industry. He tells us that his military skills have helped—from working with his hands to communicating with the customer and using organization and time management to his advantage.  “In my new job, I travel once a week for preventative maintenance and work in a clean room environment. I could advance to a higher grade technician in the future,” explains Andrew, “My overall demeanor in real time, high tempo, stressful situations has already helped. In the Navy, we are taught to methodically approach these situations and react with time-critical solutions.”

Andrew also has some great advice for other transitioning veterans out: “Take a deep breath. Use the great resources out there; take your time; pay attention to detail; and, for goodness sake, follow up on everything. Just like the service, no one cares more about you and your life more than you do!! Be open to change, and don't be afraid to jump outside your comfort zone.”

Congratulations to Andrew on his new career. We are happy to have played a part in it!

Orion's Raleigh Team Helps Build Home for Wounded Veteran

For the last two Fridays, September 23rd & 28th, team members from Orion International's Raleigh office proudly joined the team at Operation: Coming Home to help put the finishing touches on a house being built for wounded US Marine Raider Sgt. Brandan Taylor in Holly Springs, NC. Operation: Coming Home builds and give away homes to veterans who were severely wounded in combat with the help of local home builders and subcontractors.

Orion was honored to be able to send ten employees to help paint, hammer, and lay sod. Our team is seen below painting Sgt. Taylor's man cave!

We look forward to going to the Key Ceremony for Sgt. Taylor on October 27th at 10 am at his new home in Holly Springs. We are honored to have been a part of this important charity event!

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. 

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

According to Your Peers

"I heard about Orion International after attending a Transition GPS class. Orion’s hands-on proactive approach really made a difference. They truly took the time to understand what I was looking for. My background and work ethic made me a perfect fit for my position as a Field Service Technician with Alfa Laval." - Jay Lyon, Field Service Technician, Alfa Laval

"Orion was able to find me the job of my dreams. I am making more money now that I have ever made and enjoying going to work every day. My Orion recruiter worked very hard to ensure my success and I could not be more grateful. Thank you!" - Mark Fedele, Field Service Engineer, Schelling American

"I left the military in August of 2016, I began my job search in March 2016. I was a Fire Controlman First Class Petty Officer and handled a lot of electronic, hydraulic, cooling system and mechanical training and troubleshooting. Orion exceeded my needs and was quick to response to all my concerns. I wish I knew about Orion International earlier in my career search." - Jeremy Spencer, Plant Maintenance, Bausch and Lomb

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

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!


Seattle, WA - November 3-4

San Diego, CA - December 4-5

Portland, OR - December 11-12


Parsippany, NJ - November 6-7

Norfolk, VA - November 13-14

Philadelphia, PA - December 4-5

South Central

Houston, TX - December 4-5


Cincinnati, OH - December 4-5


Raleigh, NC - December 5-6

Jacksonville, FL - December 8-9


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 $39,700 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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