Employment

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Spouses Reimbursed For Licensing and Certification Fees

Marine Corps Spouses Will Now Be Reimbursed For Licensing and Certification Fees Earlier this month, both the Army and the Air Force, started reimbursing military spouses for licensing and certifications fee. The Marine Corps just joined them, with the Navy hopefully doing the same sometime soon. Marine Corps spouses will now be able to apply… Read more »

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Best Interview Tips To Land Your Next Job

You have been job searching for a while, and you finally got called back for an interview, you might be wondering about the interview itself. What should you do to prepare? What do you need to know going in? Here are the best interview tips to help you land that perfect job. Know the Company… Read more »

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Best Places For Veterans To Look For Jobs

When you know your military career is coming to an end, one of the first things you need to figure out is what you will do for a career after you get out. You might decide to go to school first, or you might be looking for a job based on your military training and… Read more »

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Walmart Hires Nearly 6,000 Military Spouses

Today, Walmart announced the hiring of nearly 6,000 military spouses since they launched the Military Spouse Career Connection (MSCC) last Veterans Day. Now, in its sixth month, MSCC gives military spouses hiring preference for those who want to work at Walmart or Sam’s Club. The MSCC is a natural step for Walmart. Their Military Family… Read more »

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Military Spouses “Grow With Google”

Military life can make finding the right job very challenging for military spouses. With frequent moves, and having to be there for their families during deployments, taking time out for their own career can be difficult. The good news is, Blue Star Families, and Google’s Grow With Google program are rolling out digital skills training… Read more »

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MySECO: 4 Reasons Military Spouses Need to Take Advantage

A military spouse who is re-entering the workforce after a long period of unemployment may need extra support to get back into a career. Many military spouses can benefit from help with resume preparation and career coaching, and that’s where MySECO comes in. Military spouses face unique career challenges. Our lives may be put on… Read more »

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10 Companies Committed to Hire Military Spouses

Did you know that military spouses have an unemployment rate of 16%, which is more than four times higher than their civilian counterparts’ rate? The Hiring 100k Military Spouses Employment Initiative is a new program that aims to improve those numbers. This initiative is a partnership of American companies to hire military spouses. 10 of… Read more »

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DOD Priority Placement Program for Military Spouses

A federal program exists to help military spouses with priority placement for federal jobs.  Learn more about the DOD Priority Placement Program for Military Spouses (PPP). As a military spouse, a move to a new duty station may be in your future. How will this move affect your job options? Many military spouses seek federal… Read more »

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8 Ways the Military Spouse Employment Act Can Benefit You

New legislation has recently been passed to help improve employment and childcare options for military spouses and families.  The legislation is called the Military Spouse Employment Act. If you’re a military spouse, your spouse’s career moves have probably affected your career. Good jobs can be hard to find and keep for military spouses who move… Read more »

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4 Reasons to Join The Military Spouse Network

Are you a military spouse who has changed jobs several times because of frequent moves? Do you wish you could bring your professional network with you each time you move?  The Military Spouse Professional Network might offer the support you need. Maybe you are new to your post, and have just started a job search. You… Read more »

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10 Careers With Educational Programs In Under One Year

As you think about what you would want to do after your time in the military is over, you might want to figure out an educational plan that you can complete in a shorter amount of time. There are quite a few careers you can go into with educational programs under a year. Here are… Read more »

Most Common Struggles for Military Spouse Employment

Military Spouse Employment: Most Common Struggles

As a military spouse, you can get used to putting yourself on the back burner. The military life can make it hard to do what you want, whether that is going to school or working. There are so many different hurdles for military spouses that want to pursue their own careers. Here are some of… Read more »