What Military Appreciation Month Means to Orion
With observances including Memorial Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and Armed Forces Day, it’s fitting that May has been designated Military Appreciation Month. Declared National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 by Congress, this is a special month in which we honor those who have served our country.
Win a Mortgage-Free Year from BBMC
Imagine not having to make a house payment for an entire year. Would you buy a new car? Take a vacation? Save for college? Orion’s partner BBMC Mortgage has you covered with its ‘We’ve Got Your Six Mortgage Free Year’ sweepstakes. The company is bringing back its mortgage-free year sweepstakes for the third straight year.
Interview with Tom Wolfe, Author of Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition
Tom Wolfe’s “Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition” is an invaluable resource to help veterans navigate the job market and succeed in their first post-military career. Tom, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Navy Officer turned career coach, wrote Out of Uniform to help all transitioning military personnel, regardless of service, branch, rank, rating, time in service, time in grade, or specialty. The book provides actionable advice for every stage of the transition process, enhanced by anecdotes based on the experiences of other veterans.
Military Recruiting Myth: Working with a Recruiter Will Lower Your Salary
I talked with a transitioning Officer recently and he told me that he had been advised to steer clear of working with a military recruiter. The reason? Because “recruiters are paid a commission that reduces the salary being received by the service member. Working with a Recruiter leads to a lower starting salary.” While I can’t guarantee that this has never happened in the history of recruiting, I think this concern comes from a lack of understanding about how things generally work in the recruiting industry.
Careers for Veterans in the Semiconductor Industry
The semiconductor industry is America’s most innovative manufacturing industry, leading in many emerging technologies, including drones, artificial intelligence and self-driving cars. The microchips manufactured by the semiconductor industry can be found in computers, healthcare and military systems, transportation, clean energy, and many more.
Transitioning out of the Military? Like it or not, you are now a salesperson. Read a book on sales!
Over the years, I have talked with many thousands of Veterans getting ready to transition from active duty. A very small percentage of those people think they are interested in considering sales-related positions.
WEBINAR: Military Career Transition Q&A, Presented by JWMI
The decision to transition out of the military into the civilian workforce is one that comes with a lot of uncertainty for many veteran job seekers. From knowing your market value to networking, to negotiating and accepting a job offer, the military transition requires diligence and patience.
PODCAST: Careers for Veterans with Daifuku North America
Orion has proudly partnered with Daifuku North America Holding Company (DNAHC), a leading provider of material handling systems, to provide exciting career opportunities for veterans. Since the beginning of the partnership, Daifuku has hired more than 70 veterans into a variety of roles nationwide.
#WhyWait? - Start Your Career Search Now
One of the first questions to cross a veteran's mind when they consider transitioning to the civilian world is when to begin the career search. Many veterans wait until a few months before they separate or retire. But, in most cases, the right answer is that it is never too early to start working with a military recruiting firm to find your civilian career.
VIDEO: Orion Talent Employee Spotlight - Account Executive Ned Freeze
Ned Freeze has been an Account Executive for more than 5 years as part of Orion Talent’s Raleigh team. Prior to joining the Orion as an Account Executive, Ned served as an Army Combat Engineer stationed at Fort Bragg. Ned’s passion to help veterans find rewarding careers led him to Orion in 2012.