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Taxes — Resources

As a service member or eligible family member, you can take advantage of several resources and services that can make tax time easier. Tap into 100% free tax and financial counseling, secure online preparation and free tax filing, and information. …
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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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Reward your Employer’s Support

Many civilian employers are very supportive of the National Guard and its mission. They go out of their way to help guardsmen when they’re called to service – sometimes even providing aid to Guard families – and they gladly welcome guardsmen back to work when they return to civilian life.

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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.

Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Department of Defense Legislation

Military programs are governed by federal law, Department of Defense policy and additional policies specific to the branches of service. Below are excerpts from federal laws that govern the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program in the. …
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Get Help Balancing Your Military and Civilian Jobs

National Guard members have plenty of responsibilities to think about. Worrying about civilian job security shouldn’t be one of them. Get vital information on how to handle both your civilian career and National Guard career.

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Programs That Hire Veterans

Many organizations in the civilian world value your experience, skills, work ethic and training as a service member. Here are ways to connect with employers committed to hiring veterans.

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How to Keep Your Civilian Boss on Your Side

Don't take your employer's support for granted. Keep your boss informed about what you do in the military and when you do it. Let your boss know the vital mission that is supported by your participation in the National Guard or reserve.

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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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For Spouses – Resources

As a military spouse, you have access to a number of resources that will help you achieve your education and career goals, whether it be finishing an undergraduate degree, pursuing a training certificate or landing a new job. Learn about the. …
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Serve Your Country as an ESGR Volunteer

Our dedicated volunteers come from all walks of life. We are business executives, civic leaders, and patriotic citizens. Your involvement, with as little as a few hours a month, can improve the employer relations of the brave men and women that place themselves in harm’s way, leave their families and put their careers on hold as they preserve our way of life.

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Managing Your Career – The Essentials

Landing a job that accommodates the military lifestyle is an accomplishment worth celebrating, but the real work comes with managing your career over time. Military OneSource offers tips on important logistics, such as transferring your professional licenses and certifications to another state or country, running a home business and taking advantage of the Military Spouse Preference program and other benefits available to military spouses.

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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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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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10 Attributes for a Successful Job Search

As a service member, you’ve already got a strong skill set to make you an asset in the workplace. Many of those same skills can be applied in finding the right job in the first place. Here are ten skills to master when searching and interviewing for a position.