The Sword - March 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Orion CEO Mike Starich Shares Advice on Hiring Veterans with Corporate Responsibility Magazine

Mike Starich, CEO of Orion International and Novotus, recently penned an article for Corporate Responsibility Magazine titled "Mission Accomplished: How to hire veterans to increase company diversity". In the article, Starich, a former Marine Corps flight officer and officer recruiter, addresses the possible challenges to be overcome by both service members and employers when hiring veterans. He also gives five keys to success for creating a successful strategy for veteran hiring. Click here to read the article and get your veteran hiring program on track today.

Employers: Prepare for Spring Hiring Needs Now

It is hard to believe that the first quarter of 2017 is already half over. January and February brought fourteen Hiring Conferences across the country and have resulted in our client companies coming away with high caliber talent to add to their ranks. We are offering six Hiring Conferences in March followed by another seven in April. Register now to attend one of our upcoming Hiring Conferences and interview Junior Military Officers, Noncommissioned Officers, and Enlisted Technicians specifically recruited for your company. Now is the time to gear up for your spring/summer hiring needs. Check out our Spring conference schedule below:


San Diego March 6, 2017

Seattle, WA March 24, 2017

San Diego, CA April 10, 2017

South Central

Dallas, TX March 6, 2017 (Technician Event) 

Dallas, TX March 6-7, 2017 (Distinguished Candidate Conference) 

Denver, CO April 10, 2017

Dallas, TX April 10, 2017

Dallas, TX April 21, 2017


Providence, RI March 13, 2017

Norfolk, VA March 20, 2017


Atlanta, GA March 28, 2017

Orlando, FL April 4, 2017 (Homebuilders) 


Chicago, IL April 10, 2017

Click here to view our full Hiring Conference schedule.

National Distinguished Candidate Conferences

National Distinguished Candidates

Mark your calendar for our upcoming National Distinguished Candidate Conferences:

May 1-2, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA

June 5-6, 2017 in San Diego, CA

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 2016, nearly 175 client companies interviewed Orion's Military Officers at our Distinguished Candidate Conferences. 

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

"We were very impressed with how the Hiring Conference went. We got to meet a lot of qualified technicians. Hopefully, we will be back to another conference in the future as our company grows. Our Account Executive was available to answer any question we had during the conference." - Lead Mechanical Technician, Zee.Aero 

Meet Our Candidates

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.

Navy Technician Pursing a Master's Degree in Cyber Security View Resume

USNA Graduate with a Master's Degree View Resume

Navy Avionics Technician View Resume

Air Force Reservist with Industry Experience in Engineering View Resume

Navy Electrician Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree View Resume

USMC Combat Engineer Officer 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.

Click here to refer a colleague to hire military talent!

Connect with Orion

Did you know that there are several ways to connect with Orion and learn how veterans impact the civilian workforce?