Career Counseling - The Essentials

The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program provides comprehensive counseling services free of charge to all eligible military spouses. Employment readiness specialists are also available at most installations to assist military spouses with many different employment-related issues, such as education, training and licensing, employment readiness, career connections and referrals to other services.

Explore these three career counseling options:

SECO

Spouse Education and Career Opportunities counselors are ready to assist you in all areas of career exploration, education and training, career readiness and career connections. They can help you identify skills, interests and aptitudes; coach you on networking; and direct you to training and education opportunities.

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Military Spouse Employment Partnership

The MSEP, which is part of SECO, offers a robust career portal that connects employers with educated, trained and qualified people like you. Its 340-plus employer partners have hired over 100,000 military spouses. The site typically has more than 200,000 active jobs listed around the world.

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Installation employment readiness specialists

Employment readiness specialists are available at most installations. They can help you with a wide range of employment-related areas through workshops, classes, small group instruction and one-on-one support. Each service has its own employment readiness program.

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