Civilian Jobs for Transitioning and Former Military Officers

Free Career Placement Services for Military Officers and Former Military Officers

Find Your Next Job with Orion Talent

Whether you are a transitioning Military Officer or a Military Officer veteran looking for a new career, Orion will coach you through your military to civilian transition by matching your unparalleled skill set with opportunities in top industry leading companies who are looking to hire Military Officers. Orion is the industry expert on Military Officers, and we've had tremendous success placing Military Officers across a wide range of industries.

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Why Work with Orion?

All of Orion's job seeker services are completely FREE of charge with no exclusivity requirements. We are paid by the companies who hire us to recruit and prepare qualified candidates. We will help you find your next career within Corporate America by matching your skills and career goals with opportunities within America's best companies.

Veteran Employment Services

We find civilian careers for Junior Military Officers (JMOs) and Senior Military Officers (SMOs) leaving the service, as well as veterans who have already transitioned but are seeking a career change. If you already have an account you may LOG IN here.

Graduate Placement Services

As a graduate of a US Service Academy, you have many skills unmatched by your peers that are in high demand in Corporate America. Orion understands the talent Service Academy graduates bring to the workforce and is committed to providing superior corporate exposure with our job opportunities. In fact, those Service Academy graduates who worked with Orion saw a 28.5% higher average starting salary than those who found a career on their own.

What Are the Best Jobs for Retired Military Officers?

The top jobs for retired Military Officers include:

How Can I Connect with Careers Through Orion Talent?

Don't Just Take Our Word For It!

We are proud to be able to produce exceptional recruiting results like these for clients like the one below.

My Orion recruiter was amazing. He listened and found a job truly suited to my needs. I wasn't shown a bunch of jobs that didn't apply to what I wanted, which helped me to focus and wait for the right job.

- United States Air Force, Aircraft Maintenance Unit Officer In Charge

Compared to other military recruiting firms, Orion relates more to a candidate's needs and really takes the time to find you a career in the desired location. If you listen, follow Orion's guidance, sit in on every company brief that you can, do your homework, ask questions, and follow through, you will get a great career that you will enjoy. Orion was phenomenal!

- U.S. Army EOD Officer

I worked with other recruiting firms, and they were JV compared to Orion's major league professionals. Orion does not shove companies into your face, simply for a paycheck. Orion geuinely has your best interest at heart. It was very fun working with them, and they were hell-bent on fiding me a job. Do not use anyone else.

- USMC Infantry Company Commander

My process with Orion was short, smooth, and successful. I attended a hiring conference at the beginning of the month; two weeks later, I interviewed onsite; and I received an offer letter the following week!

- U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer - Project Manager, Commercial Construction

Ready to Get Started? Registering with Orion will give you access to our Recruiting Team so that we can begin to help you through your transition and career search.




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Military & Veteran Transition Resources

Resources for Military Professionals Considering a Civilian Career

Orion's podcast, From the Battlefield to the Boardroom, offers a variety of episodes geared towards Military Officers. Listen to Military Officer veterans just like you share their own successes. In addition, Orion's blog, Orion Insights, features posts of interest to Military Officers, such as a Civilian Salary Guide for Junior Military Officers, Most Common Civilian Jobs for Junior Military Officers by MOS, and more.

Veteran Transition Resources

Post Military Careers FAQs

When should a veteran transitioning to civilian life begin looking for jobs?

It is never too early to start thinking about your military to civilian transition. For transitioning Military Officers, you can start as early as a year out - developing your social media presence, networking, and staying connected. Between a year and six months, you can use this time to tailor your resume, practice interviewing, and consider your career options. Around four months out from separation, you'll start actively interviewing for positions. Read more about our Military Officer Transition Timeline.

What other resources does Orion Talent offer for transitioning to a post-military career for officers?

Orion is there to help Military Officers through every step of the transition, from finding a career to beyond. Visit our Military & Veteran Transition Resources guide for a comprehensive resource from everything to resume writing, interview preparation, salary negotiation, and more. For those looking to pursue higher education, our Military Life section offers an Ultimate MBA Guide for Veterans and GI Bill information.

Are there certain U.S. regions that offer the most work for veterans?

Most veterans tend to make roots in areas with a heavy military presence, such as San Diego, CA; Norfolk, VA; and Seattle, WA. There are some states that offer many tax credits for military veterans and transitioning military, such as Florida, Texas, and North Carolina. Many companies understand the benefits of hiring military veterans, so the sky's the limit for which region to find your next career.