June 23, 2014
Orion Account Executive Alex Jigger was interviewed in June on local San Diego radio station 1170AM KCBQ as part of their Military Mondays segment on how Orion Talent can be a resource for transitioning military and for companies that wish to hire veterans.
Jigger, a former Marine Corps Officer, started off the program recounting his own transition from military to civilian life. Recognizing the need for help finding the right opportunities, Jigger researched different recruiters and reached out to Orion Talent for help finding positions that would match with his skillset and experience.
Impressed with the transition help that Orion had to offer, including interview preparation, resume building, and more, Jigger expressed an interest in coming on board to join the Orion team as an Account Executive at their San Diego office.
This offered him the chance to be an advocate for transitioning military by working directly with companies to help find them the perfect veteran candidate for positions they are trying to fill.
In this role, Jigger likens himself as a "match-maker" of sorts, helping to pair "veterans who want great jobs but don't know the industry" with "companies who want to hire veterans but don't know the skillsets of the [military] industry."
During the segment, Jigger offered some advice to those getting out of the military and looking for a civilian career to "develop yourself as a product; you are marketing yourself for a role," he advised. "All of your experiences from high school to the day that you sit in that interview chair have prepared you for the role that you are going to be taking on."
Jigger wrapped up his interview by stressing that Orion Talent can help and act as a go-between to translate skills, both for former military and for companies looking to hire veterans.
Play the full interview from the broadcast below.