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.
Does Your Resume Contain These Three Important Words?
Transitioning from a military career to a civilian career can be a daunting and challenging journey. You likely have concerns about how to translate your the skills and experience you’ve gained in the military to help you stand out when interviewing for a civilian career. According to a recent article from U.S. Veterans Magazine, there are three words every veteran should list on their resume and mention in their interviews.
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.
Podcast: The Military Guide to Financial Independence
Orion’s “From the Battlefield to the Boardroom” podcast provides resources to not only help navigate your job search, but to assist in all areas of your military to civilian transition. We recently interviewed Doug Nordman, author of The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement, and founder of The Military Guide website; and Brian Henry, Senior Vice President of Recruiting at Orion, about achieving financial independence after the military.
U.S. Army Captain Shares his Recent DCC Experience
U.S. Army Captain Joseph “JT” Thomas recently attended Orion’s March 2018 Chicago Distinguished Candidate Conference and shared his experience with us. JT found Orion through Onward to Opportunity, in Partnership with the Veterans Career Transition Program (O2O-VCTP), Onward to Opportunity is a free career training program that provides professional certification and job placement support to transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses.