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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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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.

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Building Your Federal Resume

A federal government job is often a great transition for military personnel. But a resume for a federal job is different from a civilian resume. It's longer, more detailed and includes specific job-related terminology.
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Employment Resources and Services

As you prep for civilian employment, you’ll find a world of organizations committed to hiring veterans. These are top services and programs offered by the military and the government, focused on jobs for veterans.

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Employment – The Essentials

It’s time to find a new job or maybe explore a different career. Whether you are in the National Guard or reserves and looking for a change or transitioning out of the military to seek employment in a corporation, nonprofit organization or the government, Military OneSource provides the essentials for employment readiness. You’ll find fresh content on everything you need to know as you pursue meaningful work, from credentialing your military experience and building your resume to networking and identifying federal employment benefits.

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What Service Members Need to Know About Employment

You’re closing the chapter on your military life and opening a new one. This means transitioning from being a soldier to a civilian employee in a company, nonprofit organization or maybe the government.

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Employment and Education – The Essentials

Re-entering the civilian world is often the perfect time to get your degree or find that great civilian job. As a service member, you’ve proven your commitment, discipline and resourcefulness. Now the task is making sure those military accomplishments look their best on a civilian resume or transcript.

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Youth Employment – The Essentials

A first job is an important milestone that can propel a young person to future success and pave the way for exciting opportunities. Whether your youth is still in school or just starting the search, Military OneSource provides plenty of resources to help military families get a leg up in the job hunt – such as mentors and internships. Check out some strategies to set your youngster up for success.

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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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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.

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Life Overseas – The Essentials

Plenty of overseas employment opportunities await military spouses. Your installation is the best place to start the job hunt. Check the installation website for job postings. Consider volunteering or working from home as you settle in. You also have options to find jobs in the local economy, but be sure to check the Status of Forces Agreement first and be aware of taxes and fees.

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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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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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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Spouse Education and Employment – The Essentials

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.

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Employment Scams

Finding a job can be difficult given the economic times, particularly if you move often, as many military families do. In this podcast, FTC attorney Carol Kando-Pineda shows you how to recognize scams that promise to find you a job, but take your. …