What Are “Soft Skills?”
If you are transitioning from the military and looking for a civilian career, you’ve probably heard the phrase “soft skills” to describe the unique qualities that you possess that companies are looking for. But what are “soft skills?”
Why Hire Military Talent? It’s All in the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]
Are you among the 99% of American companies today hiring veterans? This compelling statistic from Orion Talent’s latest survey clearly illustrates that hiring veterans is beneficial on multiple levels. If you are not among this vast majority, it may be time to consider the quantifiable benefits of recruiting veterans.
PODCAST: Top 10 Myths About Working with a Military Recruiter
As a military job seeker, chances are you've been cautioned not to work with a military recruiter. There are many articles online that tell you that you'll have plenty of opportunities on your own, recruiters are motivated by personal gain rather than your success, and the list goes on.
Register Now to Apply for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program
Registration is now open for those wishing to apply for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program. The program launches on January 31. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal level award to recognize employers of all sizes for their efforts to recruit, employ, and retain our nation’s veterans. There were 239 recipients of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award, including small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and national companies.
Translate Leadership Lessons from the Marines into your Civilian Career
G.I. Jobs recently wrote an article highlighting five leadership lessons learned in the Marines - lead by example, make decisions, be confident, know your Marines, and understand the potential risk. Each of these lessons can translate into a civilian career. By understanding each leadership attribute, you can utilize these attributes throughout the interview process and upon beginning your new career.
Quiz: Is Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Right for You?
Recruiting challenges cost companies assets like people, money, and time. Determine if your organization could better be leveraging these talent acquisition assets with our short quiz below.
Follow #OrionTalentJobs and Stay Connected in Your Job Search
Are you following our new hashtag #OrionTalentJobs? All current job openings shared on our social media channels, including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, will include #OrionTalentJobs to give you added visibility on our current career opportunities.
2018 Manufacturing and Construction Growth Outpaces 2017
Earlier this month, the Department of Labor released the December labor statistics, and it revealed large gains in Manufacturing and Construction, among other sectors. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 312,000 jobs, with specific gains of 38,000 in construction and 32,000 in manufacturing. Overall, payroll employment rose by 2.6 million in 2018, compared with 2.2 million in 2017.
Military Officers Connect with Civilian Careers at Orion’s Distinguished Candidate Conferences
Orion Talent is gearing up for another exciting season of Distinguished Candidate Conferences. With DCCs scheduled throughout February and March all across the country, there will be positions available nationwide, with a focus on Engineering, Sales, Project Management, Leadership Development, and Operations Management.
TA Professionals: What Will the 2019 Job Market Bring?
In the recent RPOA article, “A Look Ahead: What Talent Acquisition Leaders are Expecting from the 2019 Job Market,” Orion Novotus President Cory Kruse shares insight into what TA will look like in 2019. With a strong economy, low unemployment rate, and new jobs across industries like health care, manufacturing, and leisure and hospitality, 2019 is poised to get off to a roaring start.
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