Orion Recruiting Provides A First-Of-Its Kind Social Networking Forum For Financial Industry Job Seekers Nationally

August 18, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s post centers on the press release for our upcoming event: “Ask the Recruiter”.  We’ll get back to more personal branding topics next week!  [ap]

Utilizing the Web 2.0 social & business networking sites of LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, Orion Recruiting is launching a real-time job search advice round table, dubbed “Ask the Recruiter”.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 17, 2009 — At a time when the U.S. national unemployment rate is at 9.4%, its highest in the last quarter century and the total number of those without jobs is at 14.5 million people, Orion Recruiting is launching a free service to help those in the financial arena with their job search.

Specifically, “Ask the Recruiter” is a real-time question and answer session for anyone who has job search queries.  This event was organized by Orion’s President, Andrea Persico, in order to provide guidance to the financial industry, a community that has seen significant cutbacks, an unheralded number of job losses and tremendous negative publicity.

Persico states, “A little-mentioned aspect of the current economic crisis is that the backlash has directly affected the ability of some really talented, hard-working professionals to get new positions, simply because of their industry affiliation.  Our main service vertical is capital markets, so we thought it would be a great idea to assist and advise potential candidates with their search needs.  And indirectly, if we help to heal this divide, then that’s even better, because not every single person is guilty by association.”

Orion is also utilizing the power of the social mediasphere to reach the largest audience and provide maximum benefit.  With more and more people joining web networking sites, the staff at Orion decided that Twitter and Facebook would be the best platform to connect with the public directly.  The event is also listed under the ever-popular business networking site, LinkedIn.

On Thursday, August 20th, Orion recruiters will be waiting online, in real-time, to answer questions on a variety of job search topics.  Possible subjects are limitless, but are sure to include discussions on the current state of hiring in the industry, resume building advice, interview dos and don’ts and compensation negotiation.  The first event begins on Twitter at 11AM and will last until 11:30AM, followed by a Facebook session from 11:30AM to Noon (CST).

“Basically, we’ve created an outlet to provide people with zero-pressure answers to their most pertinent job search questions.  You don’t need to be a current client to participate; you don’t need to be a candidate we’ve worked with in the past.  Because so many people have become unemployed in such a relatively short period, most haven’t been on an interview or updated their resume for quite some time.  My goal is to help them understand what it takes to catch an employer’s eye”, continued Persico.

Orion plans to have these events with regularity, as long as the demand stays strong.  Interested participants can register for the event in a variety of places, including:

Facebook:  http://tinyurl.com/oje9yw

LinkedIn:   http://tinyurl.com/qekvcs

The Orion Website:  http://www.orion-recruiting.com/contact/

About Orion Recruiting:

Orion Recruiting is a widely recognized leader in providing top talent to the financial services industry and currently has over 85 openings in trading and technology. Orion is a full-service firm – offering contingency, executive and consultative-based searches. With over fifteen years of financial industry experience, Orion specializes in filling trading, technical and management positions.

Additional information can be found at www.orion-recruiting.com

For more information contact:

Eva Knapp, Marketing Coordinator

Phone: (312)540-9594 ext 103

Orion Recruiting Unveils Full-Service Consulting Practice for Trading Firms

July 1, 2009 at 4:44 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Orion Recruiting has launched an expanded service set for its financial industry clients. This offering will dramatically enhance a customer’s ability to find and retain the highest caliber of talent through Orion’s high-end consulting practice.

Chicago, IL (PRWeb) February 12, 2009 — Orion Recruiting, a leading financial industry recruiting firm based in Chicago, has just announced the debut of a new practice area – Orion Consulting Services. The new offerings provide a range of Human Resource services for Orion’s financial and trading clients – from the outsourcing of an entire human resource department to the writing of job descriptions, competitive salary analysis, evaluation of the firm’s environment, and even the option to have a recruiter working on site throughout the duration of a particular candidate search.

By expanding its service set to include HR-based consulting, Orion presents a revolutionary type of recruiting that goes beyond simply searching for talent. Andrea Persico, President of Orion Recruiting, states, “We recognize the fact that a great many of our clients don’t require full-time Human Resources staff – Orion’s new practice area allows those types of firms to utilize our professional, high-quality services on an as-needed basis. We believe the industry has required this for quite some time.”

Another facet of this practice area focuses on Orion’s ability to setup, from start to finish, a firm’s foray into the world of college & campus recruiting.

“Many of the financial firms are looking for top talent right out of school. However, to be effective at this type of recruiting, there’s a great deal of planning, marketing and tactical execution that’s required to ultimately be successful. This is where we come in – leveraging our specialized industry experience in the campus arena to get our clients high-quality hires. At the end of the day, most firms simply want to focus on trading, yet not neglect the other areas of their business. We feel our outsourced college-recruiting service will go a long way towards helping companies achieve those goals,” Persico said.

About Orion Recruiting:
Orion Recruiting is a widely recognized leader in providing top talent to the financial services industry. Orion is a full-service firm – offering contingency, executive and consultative-based searches. With over fifteen years of financial industry experience, Orion specializes in filling trading, technical and management positions. Additional information can be found at http://www.orion-recruiting.com

For more information contact:

Phone: (312)540-9594

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