From the Battlefield to the Boardroom Podcast

This podcast is an extension of Orion's From the Battlefield to the Boardroom Blog, and is dedicated to supporting military job seekers throughout your transition process by providing valuable insight and guidance from other Veterans and business leaders.

If you have any questions about a specific show or recommendations for future topics, please send us an email at podcast@orioninternational.com.

Join our Team - Account Executives
   08: Join our Team - Account Executives

This episode features Tim Sweeney and DJ Holder, Senior Partners with Orion. Both Tim and DJ have been with Orion for more than 10 years and started their careers here as Account Executives. In this episode we'll discuss:

  • Ideal attributes for an Account Executive candidate
  • Challenging aspects of the position
  • 'A day in the life' of an Account Executive
  • Career progression
  • Perks of the job



Engineering FAQ
   07: Frequently Asked Interview Questions for Engineering Roles

Shane Bishop, former Navy Officer and Senior Account Executive at Orion, answers frequently asked interview questions for Engineering roles.

  • Why are you interested in an Engineering role?
  • What Technical / Engineering experience do you have?
  • How did you apply your technical skill set in your last position?
  • What special technical qualifications do you possess?



JWMI
   06: Jack Welch Management Institute Online MBA

Orion Account Executive Nick Ruscoe sits down to chat with us about his experience with Jack Welch Management Institute's Online MBA Program.

  • Why JWMI?
  • Using your GI Bill
  • Jack Welch's leadership style
  • Balancing an MBA and career



Frequently Asked Interview Questions
   05: Frequently Asked Interview Questions

David Coe, Senior Vice President at Orion, talks through several questions you're likely to encounter during a Sales interview. We'll break down each question by telling you what employers want to know, keys to successfully answering and what to avoid when answering:

  • Why are you interested in sales?
  • What have you done to prepare for a sales position?
  • Describe a time that you sold an idea to another individual in the military.
  • When was the last time that you faced resistance and what did you do to overcome it?
  • Sell me this pen.



Frequently Asked Interview Questions
   04: Frequently Asked Interview Questions

Orion Senior Vice President Todd Phillips takes on some frequently asked interview questions by telling you what employers want to know when they ask these questions, keys to successfully answering and what to avoid when answering:

  • What is your weakness?
  • Tell me about a time that you failed.
  • Tell me about a time that you improved a process.
  • How do you deal with conflict?
  • Why should I hire you?



Frequently Asked Interview Questions
   03: Frequently Asked Interview Questions

Orion Senior Vice President Brian Henry tackles some frequently asked interview questions by telling you what employers want to know when they ask these questions, keys to successfully answering and what to avoid when answering:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What are your 3 greatest strengths?
  • What is your most significant achievement?
  • What is your leadership style?
  • What are your goals - short and long term?



Preparing for the Interview Process
   02: Preparing for the Interview Process

Orion Senior Vice President Brian Henry gives advice on how to prepare for the interview process:

  • Research yourself
  • S-T-A-R format
  • Build out a library of stories
  • Review typical interview questions and identify any that you don't have good examples to apply in an answer



Virtual Hiring Conferences
   01: Virtual Hiring Conferences

Learn more about Orion's new Virtual hiring platform with Orion Senior Vice President Brian Henry.

  • Live video and on-demand interviews
  • Virtual conferences
  • Virtual base visits
  • Preparing for a virtual interview