Friday, July 1, 2016
In This Issue
Veteran Spotlight - Richard McCulley
Richard McCulley is a Systems Specialist with Siemens Building Technologies Division in California's San Francisco Bay Area. McCulley joined Siemens in March 2016, and is the 2000th veteran hired by the company since signing on to the White House's Joining Forces initiative in 2011.
In his current role, McCulley is responsible for configuring building automation systems for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technology. This involves not only configuring air handlers and HVAC units, but also troubleshooting to correct and prevent communications issues between the control system and equipment. McCulley uses computers to run tests for system configuration and user interfaces, and then works with the physical equipment to address issues or provide needed updates.
With a family history of military service, McCulley served eight years in the military: four in the Navy as a damage controlman, and four years as a signal support systems specialist with the Army. During his time in the Navy, McCulley served aboard the Aircraft Carrier John C. Stennis, including a nine-month western pacific tour aboard the ship. He transferred into the Army where he became a signal support systems specialist and was deployed to Iraq in 2009-2010.
After completing his military service in 2012, McCulley used his GI Bill benefits to attend technical school as an HVAC technician, and graduated from WyoTech in Sacramento in the fall of 2013. He was hired by a data center as an electrical apprentice in March 2014.
In February 2016, McCulley interviewed with Siemens at an Orion Hiring Conference. Less than a month later, McCulley was on the job with Siemens!
Although McCulley was initially concerned that he did not meet all the technical requirements for the job, Siemens appreciated his experience and is currently providing on-the-job training to make up for any skills gaps. He has spent time with the different teams with which he will interface, and has shadowed a senior team member who will serve as a mentor providing hands-on training. McCulley will begin an accelerated building automation specialist training program this summer, which involves a series of weeklong classes with field work between each class. It will take approximately four months to complete the program. After that, ongoing courses will be offered that are tailored to specific work environments.
Orion is so grateful to have had the opportunity to represent Richard McCulley in his career search and we wish him all the best for a rewarding career with Siemens.
Jack Welch Management Institute - Online MBA Program
If you are considering earning an MBA, the Jack Welch Management Institute is the place to learn proven practices from the front-lines of business. Orion International has partnered with The Jack Welch Management Institute to present this opportunity to earn your MBA, completely online, learning directly from top business leaders, while you continue to grow in your current career.
Fortune Magazine recently featured the MBA program in their article, "How Jack Welch Is Reinventing the MBA" by John A. Byrne. The article points out that "the four-year-old Jack Welch Management Institute is one of the very few business schools that is run like a business, with a laser-like focus on customer service. The school is closely managed on student surveys that measure the impact of the education as well as the likelihood that a student would recommend the institute to a friend or colleague."
Visit us online to learn more about earning your MBA through the Jack Welch Management Institute.
Career Opportunities within Orion
Orion International is currently seeking transitioning or former military officers with a strong record of achievement to join our Sales Team as an Account Executive. We are hiring for our Virginia Beach, VA; Cincinnati, OH; and San Diego, CA offices.
As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for identifying and working closely with America's leading companies in order for them to hire transitioning military veterans and develop smarter hiring programs. The work you do will help fellow veterans transition into the civilian workforce. Average total first year income for Account Executives is $80K+, with a goal of $100K+ in your second year and beyond. In addition to unlimited salary potential and a comprehensive benefits package, Orion provides additional reward and recognition to our top performers.
To qualify, you should have military experience, a Bachelors degree, and previous sales experience or a desire to succeed in sales. You do not need prior sales experience, as we will provide you the training, tools and resources needed to succeed. Learn more about joining the Orion team.
We also invite you to view a pre-recorded webinar (username: iprep, password: video) hosted by Brian Henry, Orion's VP of Officer Recruiting, which provides a detailed overview of the Account Executive position.
Navy Officer Recruiter
We are also seeking a Transitioning USMC Officer to join our San Diego team as a Marine Corps Officer Recruiter. We are hiring for our San Diego, CA, office.
Orion Recruiters source, screen, and build relationships with transitioning Officer candidates at a salary of $60,000 - $65,000 base salary, plus commission. For this position, you must be a recently transitioned USMC Officer less than one year removed from Active Duty, or currently transitioning. Click here to apply.
Enlisted Personnel Candidate Recruiter
Orion International is Seeking Enlisted Personnel Candidate Recruiters in our San Diego, CA, office.
Orion Recruiters source, screen, and build relationships with transitioning enlisted candidates. Orion is focused on being competitive in salary as well as developing its employees in a competitive job market environment. We offer a substantial salary plus bonus initially that will lead to a salary plus commission structure. For this position, you must have honorably served in the United States Military and have civilian or military recruiting experience. Click here to apply.
Client Delivery Recruiter
Orion International is seeking a Recruiter to join our national Military Talent Program Recruiting Team in our Cincinnati, OH, office.
As a Client Delivery Recruiter you will work with transitioning and recently transitioned military members of all ranks and aid them in their transition to a new career in Corporate America. You will be responsible for recruiting military candidates in support of Military Talent Program Accounts, including members of the Fortune 100 and other top companies. There is no prior Recruiting experience necessary as you will receive all of the training needed to succeed in this role, and will be trained by our experienced recruiting team.
Orion is focused on being competitive in salary as well as developing its employees in a competitive job market environment. We offer a substantial salary plus bonus initially that will lead to a salary plus commission structure. For this position, you must have honorably served in the United States Military and have civilian or military recruiting experience. Click here to apply.
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As an Orion alum, your experience and guidance is a valuable asset to veteran job seekers who are now in the same position you were when searching for a career. Join Orion's Alumni Club if you'd be willing to share your expertise with current Orion job seekers or discuss options for hiring military with our Account Executives. Check out Transition Corner for others who have participated in Orion's Alumni Club.
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Congratulations to this Month's Winner!
Amber Khan won the Job Seeker Referral monthly drawing
and is the winner of a $50 gift card.
Ready for your chance to win a $50 gift card? You'll receive an entry into our monthly drawings for Client referrals and Job Seeker referrals. That's one entry for each referral that you submit - good luck and thank you for the referral!
Refer a Military Job Seeker to Orion
Do you know a military job seeker looking for a civilian career? For each referral that you give us, your name will be entered in our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card. Even better, if your referral is hired through Orion, you will receive a $100 gift card as our way of saying thanks.
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