National Distinguished Candidate Hiring Conferences

Free Career Placement Services for Top JMO Candidates at our National Events


Orion Talent hosts a number of Distinguished Candidate Conferences each year across the country for candidates whose education, background, and military career distinguish them from their peers.

Distinguished candidates include graduates of Military Service Academies or Top College and Universities, those with an advanced education, those that have consistently ranked above their peers in Officer Evaluations, and top-ranked military leaders with a strong foundation of hand-on leadership experience.

There will be a number of companies interviewing candidates for positions across a wide range of industries. These companies are looking for the best leadership talent for their teams within Operations, Medical and Technical Sales, Consulting, Engineering, Project Management, Program Management, and Logistics. Thousands of Military Officers and SNCOs have found their civilian career through our Distinguished Candidate Conferences.



National Distinguished Candidate Hiring Conferences

Distinguished Candidate Conference Schedule

Distinguished Candidate Conference Resources

Listen to our podcast to hear an Orion Recruiter discuss the most frequently asked questions about attending a DCC


If you are a former or transitioning military officer looking for your next civilian career AND you think that your education, background, and military career distinguishes you from your peers, you may be a good fit for Orion's Distinguished Candidate Conference (DCC).

An Orion Recruiter joins the show to discuss some of the most frequently asked questions she gets from candidates prior to attending a DCC. Topics include:

  • The difference between a DCC and a regular hiring conference
  • How to qualify for a DCC
  • How to prepare for a DCC

Check out our Guide to an Orion Talent Distinguished Candidate Conference


Why Attend

The feedback from candidates attending our DCCs is consistent every year, with veterans saying it is by far the best way to find their next career.

Orion was fantastic, and I can say that it was a dream come true for me. I was stressed out about the job search and was anticipating a lengthy process of submitting resumes and shopping around company to company. Orion really simplified this process and connected me to many of the companies that I might not have tried to contact on my own. The DCC was magic. It was free, and, aside from a two-day time investment, I left with a lot of great information and two job offers!

- Lean Six Sigma Instructor, US Navy

I was extremely nervous and unsure of how the DCC process would go. Orion Talent's pre-interview webinars and in-person assistance were invaluable. Be yourself, listen to Orion's advice, and be willing to put yourself out there. I received multiple second interviews and was able to choose the offer that best suited my family. Orion opens the doors; you need only be brave enough to walk through!

- Aviation Officer, US Army

Orion provided me with eight in-person interviews at the DCC, which was far more exposure than I could gain anywhere else. I received three offers and was able to choose the one that best fit my career and family goals. I am very satisfied with my experience with Orion!

- Officer Selection Officer, US Marine Corps

Working with Orion was a great experience. From the DCC to being employed was less than 3 weeks!

- Maintenance Management Superintendent, US Air Force

Distinguished Candidate Conference Agenda


Interview Preparation


Interview Preparation

Orion Recruiters will lead small groups on interview preparation and additional tips.

Networking Reception Event


Networking Reception Event

Enjoy an informal reception with Orion's leadership team, clients, and other interviewing candidates. This is a terrific opportunity to network with the hiring managers and other job seekers.

Candidate Interviews


Distinguished Candidate Interviews

Interview with companies for positions that are a match with your background, skills, and preferences.


Recent Companies in Attendance at Orion Distinguished Candidate Conferences

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  • Charlotte, NC - February 6 - 7, 2023
  • Dallas, TX - February 27 - 28, 2023
  • Atlanta, GA - April 3 - 4, 2023
  • San Diego, CA - April 17 - 18, 2023
  • Seattle, WA - July 10 - 11, 2023
  • Fayetteville, NC - July 24 - 25, 2023
  • Houston, TX - August 28 - 29, 2023
  • Cincinnati, OH - September 18 - 19, 2023
  • San Diego, CA - October 23 - 24, 2023
  • Charlotte, NC - November 6 - 7, 2023