Monday, August 1, 2016
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How to Interview Military Job Seekers
Orion offers a variety of way to recruit veterans, but our most popular method is a Hiring Conference. An Orion Hiring Conference is your chance to interview the best military job seekers, selected specifically for your open positions. You will be presented with prescreened, qualified and suitably matched veterans that are interested in your available opportunities.
You will interview up to ten candidates in a single day, all in a private and professional interview setting. We carefully select our hotels to enhance our clients' experience, and you will enjoy free parking, a full breakfast each morning, and complimentary cocktails in the atrium each evening. The afternoon prior to interviews, you will have the opportunity to familiarize the candidates with your company and the position(s) for which they will be interviewing (highly recommended but not required).
Throughout the conference you will receive personalized attention to ensure the best in customer service, including insight on the transitioning military candidates, and advice on the most effective hiring strategy. Our goal is that our candidates will have completed the hiring process and accepted your offer within 21 days of attending the conference.
Have some questions about how a Hiring Conference works? Check out our FAQ below:
How is an Orion Hiring Conference different from a job fair?
An Orion Hiring Conference is very different from a job fair. You will be conducting one-on-one interviews with prescreened, qualified, top-tier military candidates, matched with your opportunity, location and salary, all in a private interview suite.
What is the cost to attend?
There is no cost to attend, other than the hotel suite for your stay and to conduct interviews in. You will pay a fee for each candidate you choose to hire, according to the fee agreement you have arranged with your Orion Account Executive.
Do I need to get a hotel room?
Yes. Our conference hotels offer suites with a quiet, professional location to interview candidates. A private room prevents the distractions and noise found in the common areas of the hotel, and sets a good tone for the candidates that your company is serious about hiring. Once you decide to attend, we will make your reservation for you under our reserved (discounted) block of rooms.
What kind of candidates will I interview?
After identifying your hiring needs, Orion's Recruiting Team will actively recruit qualified candidates for your openings. Our conferences are by invitation only and we invite only those candidates that are a qualified match for the positions for which we are hiring. Our candidates are generally available to begin within the next 90 days.
Do Orion Hiring Conferences work?
Yes! Most clients make between 1 and 5 offers within 21 days of a hiring conference.
Check out our Military Hiring Conference Schedule below to see when and where you can interview former and transitioning military personnel.
Seattle, WA August 5, 2016
San Diego, CA August 29, 2016
Dallas, TX August 5, 2016
Denver, CO August 26, 2016
Hampton, VA August 8, 2016 (Midwest Opportunities)
Philadelphia, PA August 29, 2016 (Enlisted Technician Conference)
Philadelphia, PA August 29 - 30, 2016 (Distinguised Candidate Conference)
Jacksonville, FL August 23, 2016
Chicago, IL August 29, 2016
National Distinguished Candidate Conferences
Mark your calendar for our upcoming National Distinguished Candidate Conferences:
August 29-30, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA
October 10-11, 2016 in San Deigo, CA
October 24-25, 2016 in Atlanta, GA
Since 1991, our clients have told us that the most important factor in deciding to hire military through an agency is the Quality of Candidate. Our unique Distinguished Candidate Conferences are designed to recruit, assess, screen, and present the top military candidates for your hiring needs. In 2015, more than 100 client companies strategically hired Orion's Military Officers through our Distinguished Candidate Conferences, with nearly 50% making multiple hires.
Orion's Distinguished Candidate Conferences enable you to develop a strong pipeline of future leaders and foster strategic organizational growth.
Our Distinguished Candidates are carefully selected and represent the very top tier of Military Officers transitioning from Active Duty. They are seeking careers in growth roles including Leadership Development, Operations Management, Engineering, and Sales.
Our Junior Military Officer Candidates at these National Events:
- Service Academy Graduates and graduates of the nation's top universities.
- Candidates with MBAs and other advanced degrees; and those with PMPs, PEs, and other professional certifications.
- Candidates who have consistently ranked well above their peers in their professional military evaluations.
- Willing to relocate and geographically flexible.
Distinguished Candidate Conference Highlights:
- This event will feature 30 minute Client Presentations in which you can present to the candidates you'll be interviewing in advance. We recommend a C-level or VP Presenter for client presentations.
- Enjoy an additional opportunity for socializing with the candidates and other Hiring Managers, at our President's Reception following the Keynote Address on Monday evening.
- Pre-screened, assessed, qualified Officer Candidates suitably matched for your particular hiring needs.
- A private and professional interview setting.
- Personalized attention to ensure the best in customer service, including insight on the candidates and advice on the most effective hiring strategy.
In addition, Orion's Executive Leadership Team will be available throughout the event to meet and discuss your company's talent planning and how our dedicated on-boarding programs, assessment tools, and other enterprise-scale service offerings may be able to support your organization in 2015 and beyond.
What do our clients have to say about the caliber of candidates at an Orion Distinguished Candidate Conference?
"Our experience at Orion's Distinguished Candidate Conference was a great success. The candidates were of the highest caliber and extremely well matched for our Leadership Development Program. This event enabled us to hire 5 outstanding JMOs very efficiently, saving weeks of time. I look forward to seeing the impact these new leaders will have on BP." - Program Manager, BP
The Distinguished Candidate Conference enables you to develop a strong pipeline of future leaders and foster strategic organizational growth.
Learn more about our Distinguished Candidate Conferences and discover for yourself the impact a Military Officer can have on your organization.
According to Our Clients
“In 30 years of interviewing and upgrading sales organizations, I have never experienced the quantity and superiority of what I consider to be ‘can't miss’ candidates that I did with Orion; and it all happened in one day! Thank you for your efforts. I was overwhelmed with my first Orion experience.” – Van Conroy, Sun Chemical Corporation
Meet Our Candidates
The battle for talent in the workplace can be fierce. It doesn't have to be if you know where to look. Below is a preview of actual Orion International candidates and the valuable skills and experience they possess.
USNA Graduate with a Master's Certificate in Applied Project Management View Resume
Navy Electronics Technician View Resume
Army Logistics Officer View Resume
Navy Aviation Mechanic View Resume
Navy Engineering Officer with Industry Experience View Resume
Electronics Technician with a Bachelor's Degree View Resume
Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent
Is your company or that of a friend or colleague in need of military talent? For every referral you provide, you will be automatically entered into our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card. Even better, if your referral results in a hire, you will personally receive a $100 gift card as our way of saying thank you. As always, we will maintain your privacy and never share your information nor that of your referral.
Connect with Orion
Did you know that there are several ways to connect with Orion and learn how veterans impact the civilian workforce?