Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Top Companies add to their Ranks at Orion’s Distinguished Candidate Conferences

Orion International held its first Distinguished Candidate Conference (DCC) of 2014 in Houston, TX, in early March.  The successful event hosted 48 different company interview lineups and 90 military officer candidates.  For every DCC, our recruiters work hard to make the best possible match for each and each candidate and client company attending. We pride ourselves in being able to provide as much information as possible to both the candidates and the companies in attendance in advance of the conference.  

Our DCCs offer a unique format, designed to maximize our clients’ chances of connecting with the right candidate, including the following:
  • 30 minute Client Presentations to the candidates 
  • Socializing with the candidates and other Hiring Managers, at our President's Reception following the Keynote Address on Monday evening. This element provides every candidate the chance to interact with all of the companies they are interested in, even if they are not scheduled for a formal interview the next day.
  • 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

Our candidates at these events include Service Academy Graduates and graduates of the nation's top universities, candidates with MBAs and other advanced degrees, those with PMPs, PEs, and other professional certifications, candidates who have consistently ranked well above their peers in their professional military evaluations, and those who are willing to relocate and are geographically flexible.

The feedback from clients attending our DCCs is consistent every year, with hiring authorities saying it is the best way to find their company's next leaders. "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," explains a Program Manager from BP, "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." 

In 2013, more than 170 client companies strategically hired Orion's Military Officers through our Distinguished Candidate Conferences, with nearly 50% making multiple hires. Companies like Alcoa, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Bridgestone,  Dell, Frito-Lay, Hershey’s, Honeywell, Lexmark, PepsiCo, Samsung, Siemens, and many others have taken advantage of this unique recruiting opportunity.

Orion only holds a few DCCs each year, so opportunities to attend are limited. If you would like to recruit from the very top tier of Military Officers transitioning from Active Duty at an upcoming Orion DCC, please click here. Or request more information on an upcoming DCC:

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