The Bullseye - 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.

Father and Son Find Careers through Orion 11 Years Apart


We are proud to say we have created lasting relationships with our alumni, so much so that they commonly refer their friends and family years later. Recently, Orion recently found careers for a father and son over a decade apart. In 2005, Arthur Benavides Sr. was introduced to an Orion recruiter at a TAP class before exiting the Army. He attended an Orion Hiring Conference where he interviewed for multiple positions. After careful consideration and multiple offers, Arthur accepted a position with Exxon where he is still employed to this day.

Mr. Benavides' son., Arthur Jr., separated from Active Duty in 2013, found a job and earned his college degree in 2014. After gaining his degree and a few years of work experience he reached out to Orion, upon the recommendation of his father to explore other job opportunities in his field. We were able to match him with a job he loves with Phillips 66 in the fall of 2016.

We are so honored to have had the opportunity to help this father and son find rewarding careers, and we look forward to matching qualified candidates with great companies for decades to come.

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.

Learn more about earning your MBA through Jack Welch or participating in one of the six week Bootcamp Programs.

Career Opportunities within Orion - Cincinnati, OH; Austin, TX; Raleigh, NC, and San Diego, CA

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; Austin, TX; Raleigh, NC, 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.

Introduce Yourself 

If you're looking for a quick way to introduce yourself, please follow this link to record a brief introduction of yourself on our video platform. After reviewing your introduction, Orion will contact you to schedule an individual interview. 

Learn More via Webinar

We would also like to 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.

Stay in Touch with Orion

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. Complete this form to be enrolled and you will be entered into our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card as well.

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. You can also follow our Orion International LinkedIn Company Page for more news and information. 

Congratulations to this Month's Winner!

Roman Newell 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!

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