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Freelancing in the Gig Economy: An Overview for the Military Community

For military spouses and service members, the growing gig economy provides an opportunity to earn extra income. Gig work also offers flexibility and independence that you may not find in some traditional or part-time jobs. And whether you walk dogs or drive for a ride-booking service, your alternate business may move with you when you PCS.

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How to Write a Civilian Resume

Your resume is a summary of your background and experience, and it’s likely to be the first information about you that an employer will see. These tips will help you make a resume that stands out.

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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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Employment Resources and Services

As you prep for civilian employment, you’ll find many organizations committed to hiring veterans. Learn about the top services and programs focused on connecting veterans with opportunities.

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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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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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Re-enlist, Reserves, or Transition? 4 Things to Consider

Maybe you’re just ending your first tour of duty. Maybe you’ve fulfilled your obligation to your country. Now, you’re at a crossroads—re-enlist, reserves, transition out? How do you know you’re making the right call?

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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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Understanding Military Spouse Preference Overseas

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.

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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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The Road Ahead at Home and Work

As a wounded warrior, you deserve the easiest possible transition from military to civilian life. A severe injury does change the way you live your life, but it does not have to change the course of your career or the quality of your home life.

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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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4 Tips for Transition and Career Success

Making the transition into civilian life is exciting, but does take preparation. Make sure you are well-prepared by following these four tips.

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Defense Department Child and Youth Development Career Opportunities

The Department of Defense is the nation’s largest employer-sponsored child care system and one of the largest youth development programs in the country – and they’re looking to fill both entry and management-level positions to work with military-connected children and youth.