Military Spouses: Let the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Help You Find a Job
If you need a job, particularly one that is potentially flexible and portable, look no further than the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Career Portal. Through the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, hundreds of businesses have committed to hiring and retaining military spouses in jobs that provide meaningful and lasting employment. You can also speak to a Spouse Education and Career Opportunities counselor for help with your resume and your job hunt.
What is the Military Spouse Employment Partnership?
The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is part of the Department of Defense's Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program. MSEP is a career partnership that connects military spouses with hundreds of partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses. Its goal is to help military spouses establish employment connections and find jobs. There are more than 340 MSEP partners that might be able to offer you your dream job. Be sure to identify yourself as a military spouse when applying for positions with a partner.
Applying for a job through Military Spouse Employment Partnership Career Portal
- Create an account by registering. It's easy to register to access the portal. You need to provide your contact information, work experience and educational background.
- Generate up to five resumes. You can tailor your resumes to specific openings or fields.
- Start searching for jobs. You can search for jobs either through a basic search that allows you to search by job title or geographic location, or through an advanced search that allows you to search by company, industry and job type.
Marketing yourself for the job
Here are a couple of ways to show potential employers you are a great candidate:
- Capitalize on your skills. Highlight your life experiences that translate into on-the-job skills. For example, as a military spouse, you've probably learned to be very adaptable, resilient and culturally aware. Employers covet these qualities.
- Let them know where you've used those specific skills. You could show how, after a move, you had to establish a new network of contacts in your community. Let this be an example of building networking and communication skills.
The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is here to help. If you need help finding all of the great resources available through the MSEP Career Portal, call 800-342-9647 to talk to a Spouse Education and Career Opportunities career counselor. OCONUS/International? Click here for calling options.