From the Battlefield to the Boardroom Podcast

This podcast is an extension of Orion's From the Battlefield to the Boardroom Blog, and is dedicated to supporting military job seekers throughout your transition process by providing valuable insight and guidance from other Veterans and business leaders.

If you have any questions about a specific show or recommendations for future topics, please send us an email at podcast@oriontalent.com.

Former Army Officer and current Junior Military Officer Recruiter Keri Price
   18: Transitioning From the Military Into the Civilian World

As a Former Army Officer and current Junior Military Officer Recruiter, Keri Price knows a lot about transitioning from the military into the civilian world. In this episode, Keri and I discuss:

  • The military transition timeline
  • How to prepare for each stage
  • Transition checklists




What to Expect During the Interview Process
   17: What to Expect During the Interview Process

We linked up with Chris Hurst, Orion's Northeast Recruiting Manager to discuss everything you've wanted to know about the interview process. We'll talk about:

  • Typical interview timeline
  • Different types of interviews
  • Interview curve balls




Andrew Manglicmot
   16: Transitioning Air Force Officer Jim Bergren

Jim Bergren is a transitioning Air Force Officer who recently attended an Orion Hiring Conference. Jim and I discuss his upcoming transition and advice for fellow job seekers. Other topics include:

  • Decision points in his transition
  • Benefits of working with Orion
  • Attending hiring conferences




Andrew Manglicmot
   15: Transitioning Army Officer Andrew Manglicmot

Andrew Manglicmot is a transitioning Army Officer who recently attended an Orion Hiring Conference. Andrew and I talk about his upcoming transition and advice for fellow job seekers. Other topics include:

  • Decision points in his transition
  • Working with Orion
  • Attending hiring conferences
  • Andrew's motto "Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance"




What It Means To Be a Military Spouse
   14: What It Means To Be a Military Spouse

In honor of military families around the world, we're spotlighting a military family right here at Orion. Nora Liles is a National Recruiter at Orion in our Virginia Beach, VA, office and her husband Charles is currently deployed to Djibouti, Africa. In this episode, Nora and I talk about what it means to be a military spouse:

  • Support systems during deployments
  • Proudest moments
  • Acts of kindness
  • How to honor military families




Engineering FAQ
   13: Ask a Recruiter - Kerry Miller

Don't miss our first Ask a Recruiter episode! If you'd like to submit a question for next time, please send it to podcast@oriontalent.com. Kerry Miller, Technical Recruiter at Orion, answers several questions from our job seekers:

  • Are Orion's services free?
  • What happens after I register on the website?
  • I have no idea what I want to do. Where should I start?
  • What kind of positions are available through Orion?
  • What companies and industries are hiring?
  • What's the difference between a headhunter and a recruiter?




Engineering FAQ
   12: Frequently Asked Questions - The Offer Stage

Now that we've given you the tools to prepare for an interview and how to answer a variety of frequently asked interview questions, in this episode we'll tackle the final step in the process: the offer stage. Shane Bishop, Senior Account Executive, joins me to discuss the following topics:

  • Timeline for extending and accepting an offer
  • In addition to salary, what other factors can help you make your decision?
  • How flexible are companies when it comes to salary offerings?
  • Negotiating a salary




Engineering FAQ
   11: Technical Questions Frequently Asked in an Interview

John Teague and Kerry Miller, Technical Recruiters at Orion, answer some of the most important technical questions you're likely to be asked in an interview:

  • How would you troubleshoot a problem without a technical manual?
  • Describe Ohm's law in the simplest terms.
  • What's the difference between a series and a parallel circuit?
  • What's the difference between AC & DC power?
  • What is a PLC?
  • What is the purpose of a needle valve in a hydraulic line?
  • What's the first thing you should check with troubleshooting a pneumatic system?




Hiring Conference
   10: Attending an Orion Hiring Conference

Todd Phillips, Orion's Senior Vice President of Recruiting, will give you the scoop on attending an Orion hiring conference. Topics include:

  • The differences between an Orion hiring conference and a traditional job fair
  • How to prepare
  • What to expect from interview to offer




Join our Team - Recruiters
   09: Join our Team - Recruiters

Are you interested in joining the Orion team as a Recruiter? If so, check out this week's episode featuring Mike Wood, Orion's Southeast Recruiting Manager. Mike and I will discuss the following topics:

  • Ideal attributes for a Recruiter candidate
  • Challenging and rewarding aspects of the position
  • 'A day in the life' of a Recruiter
  • Perks of the job




Join our Team - Account Executives
   08: Join our Team - Account Executives

This episode features Tim Sweeney and DJ Holder, Senior Partners with Orion. Both Tim and DJ have been with Orion for more than 10 years and started their careers here as Account Executives. In this episode we'll discuss:

  • Ideal attributes for an Account Executive candidate
  • Challenging aspects of the position
  • 'A day in the life' of an Account Executive
  • Career progression
  • Perks of the job




Engineering FAQ
   07: Frequently Asked Interview Questions for Engineering Roles

Shane Bishop, former Navy Officer and Senior Account Executive at Orion, answers frequently asked interview questions for Engineering roles.

  • Why are you interested in an Engineering role?
  • What Technical / Engineering experience do you have?
  • How did you apply your technical skill set in your last position?
  • What special technical qualifications do you possess?




JWMI
   06: Jack Welch Management Institute Online MBA

Orion Account Executive Nick Ruscoe sits down to chat with us about his experience with Jack Welch Management Institute's Online MBA Program.

  • Why JWMI?
  • Using your GI Bill
  • Jack Welch's leadership style
  • Balancing an MBA and career




Frequently Asked Interview Questions
   05: Frequently Asked Interview Questions

David Coe, Senior Vice President at Orion, talks through several questions you're likely to encounter during a Sales interview. We'll break down each question by telling you what employers want to know, keys to successfully answering and what to avoid when answering:

  • Why are you interested in sales?
  • What have you done to prepare for a sales position?
  • Describe a time that you sold an idea to another individual in the military.
  • When was the last time that you faced resistance and what did you do to overcome it?
  • Sell me this pen.




Frequently Asked Interview Questions
   04: Frequently Asked Interview Questions

Orion Senior Vice President Todd Phillips takes on some frequently asked interview questions by telling you what employers want to know when they ask these questions, keys to successfully answering and what to avoid when answering:

  • What is your weakness?
  • Tell me about a time that you failed.
  • Tell me about a time that you improved a process.
  • How do you deal with conflict?
  • Why should I hire you?




Frequently Asked Interview Questions
   03: Frequently Asked Interview Questions

Orion Senior Vice President Brian Henry tackles some frequently asked interview questions by telling you what employers want to know when they ask these questions, keys to successfully answering and what to avoid when answering:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What are your 3 greatest strengths?
  • What is your most significant achievement?
  • What is your leadership style?
  • What are your goals - short and long term?




Preparing for the Interview Process
   02: Preparing for the Interview Process

Orion Senior Vice President Brian Henry gives advice on how to prepare for the interview process:

  • Research yourself
  • S-T-A-R format
  • Build out a library of stories
  • Review typical interview questions and identify any that you don't have good examples to apply in an answer




Virtual Hiring Conferences
   01: Virtual Hiring Conferences

Learn more about Orion's new Virtual hiring platform with Orion Senior Vice President Brian Henry.

  • Live video and on-demand interviews
  • Virtual conferences
  • Virtual base visits
  • Preparing for a virtual interview