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Orion's Top Podcasts of 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Orion’s From the Battlefield to the Boardroom podcast is dedicated to supporting military job seekers throughout the transition process and beyond, by providing valuable insight and guidance from other Veterans and business leaders. Whether you’re planning your military transition or have already landed your dream job, our podcast covers resume assistance, interview tips, financial resources, relocation advice, and everything in between.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the podcast yet, now is the time to catch up on our most popular shows of 2018!


#10 - Careers in Field Service for Veterans

Field Service jobs are in high demand because of the variety of industries they serve. Field Service Technicians are responsible for the maintenance and repair of equipment, products and systems. This includes home-based equipment such as security systems, appliances and electronics, and larger commercial items like heavy equipment, factory machinery, computer networks and wind turbines. While the type of work is dependent on the industry, in this episode we’ll discuss what to expect if you are seeking a career as a Field Service Technician.


#9 - Unilever Provides Careers with Purpose for Veterans

Unilever makes thousands of products under more than 400 brand names used by 2.5 billion people every day. This global company is behind trusted brands like Dove, Axe, Hellman’s, Ben & Jerry’s, and many more. Unilever has a strong commitment to hiring veterans and has partnered with Orion to hire military talent into a variety of roles nationwide. Learn more at www.oriontalent.com/unilever.

Mike Stevens, a Marine Corps Veteran and Unilever Employee, joins the show to discuss his military background and career with Unilever.


#8 - Take Charge of Panel and Meal-time Interviews

Each employer has a preferred style of interviewing based on the company culture, position for which you are interviewing, and interview timeline. In this episode we will focus on two of the less traditional types of interviews: panel and meal time interviews. An Orion Recruiter joines the show to discuss pros and cons of these types of interviews, common pitfalls and keys to success.

#7 - Write a Resume That Will Get You Noticed

Preparing your resume is an important part of your military to civilian career transition. Making sure that it’s relevant and highlights your skills effectively can be challenging because your work in the military may not be easily understood by a civilian hiring manager. Your resume should serve as a snapshot of your accomplishments, education and work experience and it should tell the story of not just what you’ve done, but where you want to go. Listen to this episode to learn how to use your resume to effectively sell yourself to a potential employer.


#6 - Ask the Right Questions and Close the Interview Like a Pro

Preparing questions to ask the interviewer and closing the interview are two important aspects of a job interview that are frequently overlooked. An interview is a two-way street, and preparing thoughtful questions in advance tells the interviewer that you are interested in the job. Additionally, making sure to sell yourself when closing the interview is one of the most important things you can do to leave a lasting impression. In this episode we discuss examples of questions you should and shouldn’t ask, the importance of closing the interview, and tips for selling yourself at the close of an interview.


#5 - Everything You Need to Know About Orion Hiring Conferences

A Hiring Conference is your chance to interview with hiring managers for positions that are a match with your background, skills and preferences. Orion holds approximately 75 hiring conferences each year in cities throughout the nation, and the conference will feature positions throughout that region of the country. In this episode, we’ll discuss the differences between an Orion hiring conference and a traditional job fair, how to prepare, and what to expect from interview to offer.


#4 - Tom Wolfe, Author of “Out of Uniform”

Tom Wolfe’s “Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military to Civilian Career Transition” was written to help all transitioning military personnel, regardless of service, branch, rank, rating, time in service, time in grade, or specialty. In this two-part episode, Tom joins the show to discuss some of the highlights from the second edition of his book, as well as advice for military job seekers.


#3 - 7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Left the Military

Transitioning out of the military can bring some unique challenges that you may not have anticipated. Things like a gap in health insurance coverage, the logistics of relocation, and potentially taking a pay cut can catch many transitioning service members by surprise. Kyu Lim, an Orion Recruiter and former Marine Corps Officer, joins the show to discuss the 7 things he wishes he had known when transitioning out of the military.


#2 - Career Opportunities for Veterans in the Oil & Gas Industry

Orion has hired more than 2,800+ veterans into the oil and gas industry into companies such as Phillips 66, Halliburton, BP, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, and many more. Military candidates have proven to be an ideal fit for a wide range of positions including Field Service, Operators, Maintenance Technicians, Project Managers, and Engineers. In this episode we’ll discuss similarities between the military and oil and gas industry, misconceptions about the oil and gas industry and career opportunities for veterans.


#1 - Join The Orion Talent Team as an Account Executive

Account Executives at Orion create and maintain relationships with America's leading companies to secure job opportunities for our Veteran job seekers. Because these roles are essential to our business, we're always looking for motivated, top performing, former and transitioning military members to join our team. In this episode, we'll talk to two of Orion's Senior Partners about ideal attributes for an Account Executive candidate, challenging and rewarding aspects of the position, “a day in the life” of an Account Executive and career progression.

What topic would you like to hear more about in 2019? Send us an email at podcast@oriontalent.com and let us know!


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