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.
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.
If you need a job, particularly one that is potentially flexible and portable, look no further than the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Career Portal.
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.
If you are interested in working from home or alleviating the stress of daily traffic, you may want to consider telecommuting and teleworking.
Find up-to-date information about SECO services and resources: what is new, what remains the same and what has changed.
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.
As a male military spouse, you are part of a community that values you.
The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act is a federal law that provides certain benefits to former spouses of military members.
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.
Through programs like Military OneSource, the Department of Defense offers resources, services and tools to help individuals and families navigate civilian and military life. These benefits are designed to be accessible to those who don’t live near an installation. Learn what’s available so you don’t miss out.
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.
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.
According to a recent LinkedIn survey, networking leads to 85 percent of jobs, but it requires more than just adding contacts to your LinkedIn account. Connecting with people in your chosen field and staying in touch with them throughout your career is a skill that requires time and practice. Military OneSource teaches military spouses how to build and sustain key relationships that lead to jobs and directs them to programs such as the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, which includes more than 300 employer partners who have hired over 90,000 military spouses. You could be next.
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.
As you settle in, you’ll want to take advantage of the numerous ways to connect to your new military community and neighbors. That means making friends, doing fun activities during your free time, finding resources to learn hobbies and knowing where to turn when you need help.