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SECO and MSEP 101: Made for Military Spouse Employment

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.

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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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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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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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Military Spouse Jobs Overseas

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.

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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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Life as a Male Military Spouse

As a male military spouse, you are part of a community that values you.

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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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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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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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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 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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Joining the Military Community – The Essentials

As you settle in, you’ll want to take advantage of the numerous ways to connect to your new military community and neighbors. That means making friends, doing fun activities during your free time, finding resources to learn hobbies and knowing where to turn when you need help.

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Benefits for Members of the National Guard and Reserves

Through programs like Military OneSource, the Department of Defense offers resources, services and tools to help individuals and families navigate civilian and military life. These benefits are designed to be accessible to those who don’t live near an installation. Learn what’s available so you don’t miss out.

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Accessing and Updating Your Military OneSource Account

With the breadth of information publicly available on Military OneSource, you may wonder why you need a Military OneSource account, how to update your password or who to contact if you need help troubleshooting your account. Behind the Military OneSource login, you get access to many tools and additional content.

Expanded Hourly Child Care Options

The Department of Defense offers military parents a variety of child care services so each family can find a solution that fits their needs. Military OneSource now provides MilParents another way to find  hourly child care.