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Career Exploration – The Essentials

Military OneSource provides practical guidance to military spouses exploring new careers – offering strategies on seeking federal employment, telecommuting work and other portable careers. You’ll also find comprehensive education career support through the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, or SECO, program and other resources. Check out useful tips and tools that will help you research and define your career path.

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Exploring a New Career? Start Here

It’s time to explore a new career, but what do you do first? Matching your interests, skills and goals while pursuing an occupation compatible with your mobile military life is easier than you think. Here are a few steps that will help you research and define your career path.

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SECO and MSEP 101: Made for Military Spouse Employment

If you’re a military spouse looking for employment, meet two programs made exclusively for you — to get you career-ready and find a great job.

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Spouse Education and Employment – The Essentials

As a military spouse, you have access to numerous resources that can help you achieve your education and career goals, whether they be finishing an undergraduate degree, pursuing a training certificate or landing a new job.

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Career Coaching – The Essentials

The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, or SECO, 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.

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Managing Your Career as a Military Spouse During a PCS

You’re beginning a new chapter of your military life. As a military spouse, a successful transition may include finding meaningful work at your new duty station. By tapping into your network of support and accessing a variety of programs and resources, you can continue to advance your career while building a new nest.

SECO eNewsletter Archives

A quarterly publication designed to provide military spouses and Military Spouse Employment Program partners with current information and resources from the four pillars of the Spouse Education and Training Program: career exploration, education. …
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Military Career — The Essentials

The early bird gets the worm and it’s never too early to start planning for your future. If a military career has crossed your mind, you’ll want to be prepared. Here are some things to think about.

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Spouse Education and Career Opportunities – The Essentials

Military spouses looking for a leg up in their career need to look no further than a Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, or SECO, counselor. These counselors can help at any stage of a spouse’s life, from finding the right school or connecting with employers to starting a business.

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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.

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Your Career Path: Finding the Right Job

What kind of job are you looking for when you leave the military? Most people look for location, salary and job stability. But there’s much more to finding great jobs for veterans.

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For Service Members – Resources

Service members will find there are numerous programs, resources and services available to help you pursue education and find employment – both governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations.

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Start Your Career With Military Children And Youth – Come Grow With Us

Do you want to work with children, but you’re not sure where to start? Have you considered a career with the Department of Defense? You can apply for both entry and management-level positions in many child development programs and youth programs world-wide.

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Employment and Education – The Essentials

Re-entering the civilian world is often the perfect time to get your degree or find that great civilian job. As a service member, you’ve proven your commitment, discipline and resourcefulness. Now the task is making sure those military accomplishments look their best on a civilian resume or transcript.

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Career Coaching Helps Military Spouses Move Ahead

The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program provides career coaching services free of charge to all eligible military spouses.

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MySTeP Supports Spouses Throughout Their Military Journey

The Department of Defense recognizes the role of the spouse in a smooth military transition, and has developed a new tool, called the Military Spouse Transition Program, designed to bolster your military spouse success at each step of the journey, from the beginning to the end of your family’s military experience.

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Employment Resources and Services

As you prep for civilian employment, you’ll find a world of organizations committed to hiring veterans. These are top services and programs offered by the military and the government, focused on jobs for veterans.

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Education, Training & Licensing – The Essentials

Going back to school as a military spouse is an investment in yourself, your career and your family’s future. Military OneSource provides useful tips as you take your first steps toward your educational goals or reinvigorating your career. You’ll find practical information so you can put your best foot forward and prepare for your quest – whether it’s identifying your career goals or taking the final steps to obtain them.