Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Military Hiring Conference: First Experience

The Military Hiring Conference held by Orion International last week, in Raleigh, North Carolina, had an electrifying atmosphere! Clients were eager to meet the candidates, and the candidates were excited about new career opportunities.

A discussion over lunch led to the discovery that military job seekers and employers felt that career fairs they had previously attended weren’t particularly helpful for either party. Candidates felt they had not had the opportunity for meaningful interaction with employers. Employers felt that although they left with a pile of resumes, they were unfortunately no closer to finding the right Veterans for their open positions. 

The Hiring Conference

It’s Not a Career Fair:
Unlike a career fair, clients at a hiring conference conduct one-on-one interviews in a private setting, with qualified, top-tier military candidates. These candidates are pre-screened to match the company’s open positions.

Conferences are Invitation Only:
Hiring conferences are by invitation only for both employers and veterans. Orion saves our clients time, money, and energy by pre-screening veterans and matching employers with the most qualified military candidates.

The Schedule:
A Hiring Conference is typically a two day event. On the first day, Orion prepares the candidates for their upcoming interviews and clients often give a presentation about their company. In the evening, there is an informal meet and greet at the hotel, giving candidates and clients an opportunity to personally interact.

On the second day, Employers interview up to ten candidates for each of their open positions. The interviews typically last 45 minutes and frequently lead to secondary on-site interviews.

Client Satisfaction: 

Orion has 25 years of experience helping corporations connect with qualified veterans. If you’re interested in learning more about Orion’s Military Hiring Conferences, view the full schedule of upcoming conferences or contact us for more information. 

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