Podcast: 7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Left the Military
Transitioning from a military career to the corporate world can be a trying process for the nearly 220,000 U.S. veterans who leave Active Duty each year. Along with the common stressors of translating your military experience to a civilian career and adapting to a new environment, a military-to-civilian transition can bring some unique challenges that you may not have anticipated.
Veterans Day Discounts to Thank You for Your Service
Sunday, November 11th marks Veterans Day, a federal holiday to commemorate and honor all those who have served in the US military. The holiday coincides with Armistice Day, which is celebrated in other parts of the world to honor the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, ending hostilities at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
PODCAST: VA Loans - Myths and Facts with BBMC Mortgage
A VA loan is a mortgage loan that is guaranteed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Of the 20+ million active duty service members and veterans with mortgages, less than 6% are utilizing their VA mortgage benefit, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. BBMC's mission is to increase that number exponentially, as they believe that too few qualified veterans and active-duty service members use their VA home loan benefits.
#OrionChat on FAQs in the Military to Civilian Transition Process
Last Wednesday, October 3rd, Orion held our inaugural #orionchat “tweet chat” on our Twitter, @orioncareers. In case you aren’t familiar with the concept, a tweet chat is a live conversation on Twitter to discuss a specific topic - we kicked off our first one ever to answer commonly asked questions about the military to transition process.
Careers for Veterans in the Oil and Gas Industry
The Oil & Gas industry is a global powerhouse employing hundreds of thousands of workers worldwide as well as generating hundreds of billions of dollars globally each year. While the oil & gas industry is always changing, a career in the industry is steady, since the need for oil is always present across a variety of industries. Oil is not just used in automobiles and airplanes, but in everyday items, such as plastic, cleaning supplies, medical supplies, and even clothing and cosmetics contain oil compounds.
It's Not Too Late: Win a Mortgage-Free Year from BBMC
It’s not too late to enter BBMC Mortgage’s “We’ve Got Your Six Mortgage-Free Year” sweepstakes! The contest will give one lucky military family 12 months of mortgage or rent payments courtesy of BBMC. What would you do without having to make a house payment for a year? BBMC wants you to dream big.
Ghosting - A growing trend among Job Seekers
Though it typically finds its meaning in the dating world, “ghosting,” or stopping all forms of communication and contact with someone without any warning and for no apparent reason, is becoming an alarming trend in the corporate world.
PODCAST: Careers for Veterans with Service Experts
Orion is currently recruiting former and transitioning service members for a variety of careers with Service Experts across 90+ locations nationwide. Locations include Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Denver, Raleigh, Dallas, Nashville and many more.
Changes to the ‘Forever’ GI Bill - What It Means for You
Created specifically for returning WWII veterans, the GI Bill provides tuition expense benefits for service members to attend a college or vocational/technical school. The Bill underwent a change after the events of 9/11. While it still funded a public undergraduate education to veterans who have served four years on active duty since 9/11, a monthly living stipend while pursuing a degree was added, and as well as the ability to transfer benefits to a spouse or children, to be used within 15 years of service.
WEBINAR: Boost Your Personal Brand and Grow Your Business on LinkedIn
With more than 560 million users worldwide, LinkedIn is an essential tool for students, job seekers, recruiters and business professionals. Whether you’re searching for your next career opportunity or looking to create connections with thought-leaders or people in your industry, It’s important that your profile shows your passion for what you’re currently doing and where you want to go.