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.
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.
Find up-to-date information about SECO services and resources: what is new, what remains the same and what has changed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you need a job, particularly one that is potentially flexible and portable, look no further than the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Career Portal.
Networking leads to 70 percent of all jobs. While it isn’t difficult, networking does take time and effort.
Military spouses are given certain preferences when applying for Department of Defense civilian jobs. With the help of the Military Spouse Preference program, you can build your career as you move with the military.
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.
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.
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.
The new state licensing and career credentials initiative will soon make it easier to transition your credentials to a new state.
As a male military spouse, you are part of a community that values you.
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.
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.
Joining a community of military spouses gives you a place where you can ask questions, offer support and make life-long friends. Here are a few ideas on how to build your network of friends and fellow military spouses.
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