The Bullseye - September 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

6 Ways to Make Your Company's Career Website Veteran Friendly

As you know, many generic Careers websites do not speak specifically to transitioning military service veterans. Veterans come from a unique situation with a variety of skill sets and expectations. If your company is actively recruiting veterans, consider these tips for your website to let veteran candidates know your company means business:

  1. If your company has been recognized for veteran hiring or is participating in a specific initiative, you should include any press or awards.
  2. Veteran Spotlights are a great way of illustrating the success other veterans can expect at your company. It is a good idea to offer a variety of spotlights to cover different branches, MOS, and ranks.
  3. Clearly state your company's military-friendly HR policies.
  4. Consider creating a career "translator" or having a veteran on the team help translate some of your job openings into language that may attract veterans.
  5. Define any possible training programs, as veterans are used to defined training and career progression. 
  6. Highlight any Veteran Affinity Groups or Veteran Mentorship Programs your company has available.

Including these six things on your company's Veterans Careers website can truly make an impact on the first impression a fellow veteran employee has of your company. Not only does it tell them that you respect their service, but it also delivers the message that you are actively recruiting them because you understand their incredible worth in the civilian sector.

Want to see an example of a great military careers website in action? Check out Whirlpool's site here.

Jack Welch Management Institute - Online MBA Program & Bootcamps

Jack Welch Management Institute MBA 

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."

Jack Welch Management Institute Bootcamps

If you are looking for a program that delivers a proven game plan for companies and for employees to flourish in their careers, The Jack Welch Bootcamp Program is for you. These bootcamps are six weeks, they transform the way teams and companies perform. They are designed to make you the best manager you can be and help you win in business and in life. It gives you the ability to take immediate and actionable plans you can take to your team the next day. 

Complete these forms to learn more about earning your MBA through Jack Welch or participating in one of the six week Bootcamp Programs. 

Career Opportunities within Orion

Account Executives

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  Cincinnati, OH; Raleigh, NC; and San Diego, CA offices.

As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for identifying and working closely with America's leading companies in order for them to hire transitioning military veterans and develop smarter hiring programs. The work you do will help fellow veterans transition into the civilian workforce. Average total first year income for Account Executives is $80K+, with a goal of $100K+ in your second year and beyond. In addition to unlimited salary potential and a comprehensive benefits package, Orion provides additional reward and recognition to our top performers.

To qualify, you should have military experience, a Bachelors degree, and previous sales experience or a desire to succeed in sales. You do not need prior sales experience, as we will provide you the training, tools and resources needed to succeed. 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.


Midwest Officer Recruiter - Cincinnati, OH

Orion is seeking a former Military Officer to join our Cincinnati office as an Officer Recruiter for the Midwest Region. This is your opportunity to assist your fellow Veterans, while gaining invaluable Sales and Marketing experience in a high-paced environment. You will work with transitioning and former Officers and aid them in their transition from Active Duty into Corporate America and/or help them as they transition from one career to another.

There is no prior Sales or Recruiting experience necessary as you will receive all of the training needed to succeed in this role. You will be trained by a recruiting team with over 40 years of combined experience in this industry, as well as be a part of the all-veteran team in the Cincinnati office. Click here to apply.


Navy Officer Recruiter - San Diego, CA

We are also seeking a Transitioning USMC Officer to join our San Diego team as a Marine Corps Officer Recruiter. We are hiring for our San Diego, CA, office.

Orion Recruiters source, screen, and build relationships with transitioning Officer candidates at a salary of $60,000 - $65,000 base salary, plus commission. For this position, you must be a recently transitioned USMC Officer less than one year removed from Active Duty, or currently transitioning. Click here to apply.


Enlisted Technical Recruiter - San Diego, CA and Cincinnati, OH. 

Orion International is Seeking Enlisted Technical Recruiters in our San Diego, CA and Cincinnati, OH offices.

Orion Recruiters source, screen, and build relationships with transitioning enlisted candidates. This is an opportunity to assist your fellow Veterans, while gaining invaluable Sales and Marketing experience in a high-paced environment. You will work with transitioning or former Military Technicians and aid them in their transition from Active Duty into Corporate American and/or help them as they transition from one career to another.

We offer a substantial salary plus bonus initially that will lead to a salary plus commission structure. For this position, you must have honorably served in the United States Military and have civilian or military recruiting experience. Click here to apply.

Orion on LinkedIn

As an Orion alum, your experience and guidance is a valuable asset to veteran job seekers who are now in the same position you were when searching for a career. Join Orion's Alumni Club if you'd be willing to share your expertise with current Orion job seekers or discuss options for hiring military with our Account Executives. Check out Transition Corner for others who have participated in Orion's Alumni Club.

If you would like to participate, complete this form to be enrolled in Orion's Alumni Club and entered into our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card.

Help grow the Alumni network and join our LinkedIn Alumni group! Connect with 800+ members and keep up to date on Orion news, updates, and other alumni-related topics.

Congratulations to this Month's Winner!

Jeannette Acosta won the Job Seeker Referral monthly drawing
and is the winner of a $50 gift card.

Ready for your chance to win a $50 gift card? You'll receive an entry into our monthly drawings for Client referrals and Job Seeker referrals. That's one entry for each referral that you submit - good luck and thank you for the referral!

Refer a Military Job Seeker to Orion

Do you know a military job seeker looking for a civilian career? For each referral that you give us, your name will be entered in our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card. Even better, if your referral is hired through Orion, you will receive a $100 gift card as our way of saying thanks.

Click here to refer a Military Service Member or Veteran to Orion now!