Employment Readiness - The Essentials

Whether you're entering or re-entering the workforce, it can seem challenging to take that step into the work world. Work environments and cultures can change quickly. For others, the work world is a complete mystery. Military OneSource provides the information you need to prepare yourself to confidently enter or re-enter the workplace. Here you’ll find helpful interviewing tips, strategies on writing a winning resume and shortcuts for brushing up on the latest technological advancements employers are using.

Become employment ready with these steps:

Develop portable talents.

For military spouses, mobility is key. Military OneSource provides ideas on how to stay marketable across a variety of positions and occupations and develop talents that you can use anywhere. Explore different portable careers that involve independent contracting positions, such as consultants, freelancers or self-employment careers.

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Use the Military Spouse Employment Partnership website.

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership website lists open positions available from more than 340 employers that focus on portable career opportunities for spouses. Some of these partners have facilities across the country, making it easier to continue your career path with the same organization as you transfer to new locations. The advanced search lets you review jobs by installation, company, industry, location, job type and more.

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Update your technology skills.

Familiarizing yourself with technology will help ease the transition into the workforce and provide you with marketable skills. Consider signing up for some classes. Many schools, libraries and other organizations offer free or low-cost training on computers and computer software applications. You can also take specialized courses to obtain certifications for many software applications.

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