Orion Alum Featured in Diversity in Action Magazine
Orion is proud to partner with Diversity in Action, a digital and print magazine dedicated to supporting and promoting diversity in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Recently, Diversity in Action profiled one of our alumni, Antwan Richardson, a Navy Veteran, who shared his experiences starting as an enlisted Electronic Warfare Technician, his acceptance into the U.S. Naval Academy, and his current career at Eversource Energy.
Careers for Veterans in the Building Controls Industry
Building Controls are responsible for controlling the internal environment of virtually all buildings worldwide. From office buildings to campuses and stadiums, most buildings rely on a system to regulate heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, and much more.
Transitioning Junior Military Officers: Why Work with Orion? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Orion has successfully matched tens of thousands of Junior Military Officers (JMOs) with rewarding civilian careers since 1991. We are with you for every step of the military-to-civilian transition - from building your resume, career counseling and transition assistance, to interview preparation and interviews.
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.
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