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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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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.

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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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LinkedIn for Military Spouses

Two courses are designed for military spouses to cover all of the ways LinkedIn can be a great tool for networking, showcasing experience, searching for new opportunities and more. Learn more about each of the LinkedIn courses. …

2012 Active Duty Spouse Survey Results

This survey, conducted every two years, highlights topics important to military spouses, such as education, employment, finances, marriage and life in the military. The results help the DOD shape the programs that support military. …
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If you are marrying a service member, congratulations. You are about to join an elite community of people who have committed to serve their country in a profound and meaningful way.

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Military Spouse Preference for Department of Defense Employment

Moving doesn’t have to disrupt your career, because as a military spouse you may get preference when you apply for Department of Defense civilian jobs. The Military Spouse Preference program gives preference to military spouses for Department of Defense civilian jobs.

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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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Career Connections – The Essentials

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.