The Bullseye - December 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Military Family Spotlight: The Liles Family

November is a special month for honoring veterans. Not only is November 11 set aside as Veterans Day, but the entire month is designated as Military Family Month. In honor of these two occasions, Hire a Hero is spotlighting a military family right here at Orion.

LCDR Charles Liles with sons Collison & AJ

Nora Liles is a National Recruiter at Orion in our Virginia Beach, VA, office, specializing in assisting transitioning and former military officers in their career search. Nora, her husband, Charles, and sons Collison, 2, and AJ, 3 months old, are a Navy family. LCDR Charles Liles is an F-18 pilot who has been in the military for 14 years. Charles is a USNA graduate who commissioned in 2002 and has previously deployed to Iraq and Africa.

One of the most difficult times in the life of a military family is when they are separated due to deployment. And it is during Military Family Month that it’s important to remember how important friends and neighbors can be, especially when extended family is far away. “I am very fortunate to have a strong network of friends here in the Hampton Roads area," explains Nora, "It was comforting to know that if I need any kind of help, my friends were only a call away.  I am also surrounded by wonderful neighbors who are always willing to help.  We have family in North Carolina, and they are a short 5-6 hour drive away."

Nora goes on to tell us that “being a military family is a great honor.  My family takes great pride of the fact that Charles goes away to serve our country. It takes a tremendous amount of strength and courage to be able to raise a family and serve our country at the same time.  Being a military spouse has taught me that with hard work, everything is possible.”

Saying thank-you is one of the simplest and often most meaningful ways to support military families and to acknowledge veterans who have selflessly served our country. “Hearing the words ‘thank you for your service’ coming from civilians always brightens my day.  It is a wonderful feeling to know that you are appreciated," says Nora, “I have been very fortunate to be a part of a team at Orion that understands what it takes to be able to care for a military family.  The appreciation, support, and recognition I receive from Orion is tremendous.”

As a military wife, Nora knows what veterans sacrifice for the freedom of our country. She explains that knowing that they are appreciated makes a big impact.  She herself returns the favor by supporting wounded warriors organizations and suggests that as a great place to start.

Thank you to Nora for sharing some insight into her life as part of a military family. Her husband’s service is commendable, as is Nora, as she holds down the home front.

Operation: Coming Home Key Ceremony - Hero Home 13

On Thursday, October 27th, Orion International and many other organizations and individuals gathered to witness the Operation: Coming Home (OCH) Key Ceremony in honor of US Marine Raider SSGT Brandan Taylor and his family.

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Operation: Coming Home (OCH) is a non-profit group that provides custom built homes for wounded military service members. These homes are called “Hero Homes” and are designed to promote independence and mobilization for the injured veteran and his family. Brandon Taylor is the thirteenth recipient of an Operation: Coming Home - Hero Home, and was chosen from an outstanding group of applicants.

Brandan served in the United States Marine Corps for 10 years. In 2014, Brandan sustained multiple injuries while on a mission in Afghanistan. Taylor was on a night time helicopter raid with 30-50 of his men when he slipped on a sheet of ice, fracturing his back. His 150-pound backpack hit his head, knocking him out. Taylor completed the three remaining months of his deployment by utilizing pain pills available in the local market to avoid being sent home.

It wasn't until he returned to the US for the birth of his twins that he had an MRI, revealing a fractured spine and nerve damage. Taylor stated he had been in tremendous amounts of pain, but really didn’t want to leave his team.

OCH was inspired by Taylor’s story, and a board member of Operation: Coming Home, said his courage in his service led them to build their thirteenth home for Taylor, his wife, and three sons. OCH is led by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County and US Veterans Corps. It partners with builder CalAtlantic Homes. Modifications in the home include wider hallways and a special shower.

Orion’s Raleigh team had the honor to spend time working on preparation of the home and attending the Key Ceremony on October 27th where Taylor and his family were presented the keys to their new home. We look forward to helping build the next Hero Home!

Watch the ABC news video coverage here!

Jack Welch Management Institute - Online MBA Program & Bootcamps

Jack Welch Management Institute MBA

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."

Jack Welch Management Institute Bootcamps

If you are looking for a program that delivers a proven game plan for companies and for employees to flourish in their careers, The Jack Welch Bootcamp Program is for you. These bootcamps are six weeks, they transform the way teams and companies perform. They are designed to make you the best manager you can be and help you win in business and in life. It gives you the ability to take immediate and actionable plans you can take to your team the next day. 

Complete these forms to learn more about earning your MBA through Jack Welch or participating in one of the six week Bootcamp Programs.

Career Opportunities within Orion

Account Executives

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 Cincinnati, OH office.

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 - San Diego, CA

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 Technical Recruiter - San Diego, CA and Virginia Beach, VA.

Orion International is Seeking Enlisted Technical Recruiters in our San Diego, CA and Virginia Beach, VA offices.

Orion Recruiters source, screen, and build relationships with transitioning enlisted candidates. This is an opportunity to assist your fellow Veterans, while gaining invaluable Sales and Marketing experience in a high-paced environment. You will work with transitioning or former Military Technicians and aid them in their transition from Active Duty into Corporate American and/or help them as they transition from one career to another.

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.

Orion on LinkedIn

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.

If you would like to participate, complete this form to be enrolled in Orion's Alumni Club and entered into our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card.

Help grow the Alumni network and join our LinkedIn Alumni group! Connect with 800+ members and keep up to date on Orion news, updates, and other alumni-related topics.

Congratulations to this Month's Winner!

Sonja Abbey 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.

Click here to refer a Military Service Member or Veteran to Orion now!