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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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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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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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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.

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Report Shows MyCAA Is Linked With Higher Earnings Among MilSpouses

This report examines characteristics associated with MyCAA Scholarship application and use, scholarship plan completion, spouse employment and earnings, and service continuation of personnel married to MyCAA-eligible spouses.

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Installation Employment Readiness Specialists: A Valuable Resource for You

While you can access certified career counselors through Military OneSource by calling 800-342-9647, you can also access face-to-care employment readiness specialists 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.

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Career Coaching for Military Spouses

Deciding on a career or finding a job isn’t easy when your family moves every few years. The military spouse in your life can get help through free career coaching from the Department of Defense.

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Building Job Skills and Funding Your Portable Career

How can you make your military spouse career more portable? By making sure you have the skills, training, licenses, degrees and certifications that employers want in high-growth, high-demand fields and occupations.

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Getting Ready to Re-enter the Workforce

Whether you’ve been out of the workforce for a short while or it’s been a number of years, it can be challenging to re-enter that world.

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Employment Resources for Family Members of Deceased Service Members

Joining the workforce after the death or disability of a loved one can ease financial strain and provide a way to find your new normal. When seeking employment with the federal government, military family members may be eligible for special preference programs. While these programs don’t guarantee a job, they provide a qualified candidate entry into the applicant pool.

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Going Back to School as a Military Spouse

You’ve made the rewarding choice to go back to school. By pursuing your education goals, you can expand your job opportunities and boost your earning power.

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MyCAA: Scholarship for MilSpouses

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA) is a workforce development program that provides eligible military spouses with up to $4,000 in financial assistance for licenses, certifications, national tests or associate degrees to pursue an occupation or career field.

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10 Great Resources for Military Spouse Jobs

There are two things military spouses should know: 1) change happens and 2) your military community has support to help you make the most of it. That’s especially true when it comes to job-finding and advancing your career. Here are 10 top tips for tapping into services that can help you find a great job.

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Transferring Your Professional License: What’s Involved?

Moving across the country — or around the world — can be a great adventure. Here’s some help for making sure your licenses and certifications pack up and travel with you for your next move.

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Military Spouse Support

If you’ve recently married into the military, or you or your spouse has just joined, you may be feeling both nervous and excited about the future.

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Military Spouse Jobs Overseas

You’ve just found out you’re moving overseas. You’re shaking up your world, and new possibilities and experiences await you. Perhaps a new job awaits you, too.