Tuesday, November 1, 2016
In This Issue
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 Local Veterans
For the last two Fridays, September 23 & 30, 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 two weeks in a row.
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!
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.
Career Opportunities within Orion
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 Raleigh, NC office.
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.
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 Virginia Beach, VA.
Orion International is Seeking Enlisted Technical Recruiters in our San Diego, CA and Virginia Beach, VA 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!
Ryan Ussery 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.
Connect with Orion
Follow us to keep up-to-date on all things Orion, including hiring events, base visits, webinars, and news pertinent to veterans through our social media listed below.