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While Orion has not fully transitioned back to in-person events, we are quickly gearing up to welcome our candidates and clients back in a safe way. In preparation, we thought this is a great time to explore the difference between a Hiring Conference and Job Fair.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VETERAN HIRING CONFERENCES AND VETERAN JOB FAIRS

An Orion Hiring Conference is very different from a job fair. While job fairs have helped companies find veterans, it is a more anonymous and less targeted way to go about it. Unlike a job fair, where no interview takes place, at an Orion Hiring Conference, you will be conducting one-on-one interviews with prescreened, qualified, top-tier military candidates, matched with your opportunity, location, and salary.

At a job fair, you are not guaranteed that the right candidate will happen upon your booth and apply for that Field Service Technician, Maintenance Mechanic, and Production Supervisor position you need to fill. Orion Hiring Conferences, on the other hand, produce immediate results, with 82% of our clients scheduling follow-up interviews and 76% of final Interviews leading to a Hire. Additionally, 43% of our candidates are still on Active Duty and may not have online job seeker profiles, making them difficult to access otherwise.

MILITARY HIRING CONFERENCES - 10X MORE EFFECTIVE THAN A MILITARY JOB FAIR

According to our Military Transition Survey, when asked to rank the effectiveness of Job Fairs and Hiring Conferences, Hiring Conferences were ranked as "Very Effective" 10 times more often than Job Fairs. Military Job Fairs can be a great way to meet many service members in a single day and collect a high volume of resumes. However, when it comes to hiring effectiveness, Hiring Conferences can't be beat.

Interested in returning to face-to-face interviews but aren’t sure if the time is right? Check out Orion Talent CEO Mike Starich’s latest article for Recruiting Daily,Recruiters Weigh In: Are We Ready for In-person Hiring Events?” And then contact us to move forward, whether virtual or in-person.

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