NDAA 2021: Defense Budget Updates for Pay, Travel, Healthcare, TRICARE and More The William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (H.R. 6395), was finally passed at the onset of the New Year, January 1st, after having been vetoed by former President Trump. Both the Senate and the US House of Representatives… Read more »
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Job Opportunities at the VA, Including Fellowships Have you completed an advanced degree? Are you interested in a career helping Veterans? If your answer to these questions is “yes”, then you should consider applying for the VA’s Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program. Presidential Management Fellows, an Overview The PMF is a prestigious leadership development program… Read more »
For Military Spouses: How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile Military spouses can leverage the power of LinkedIn to achieve professional goals amidst the unique challenges they face. A strong network is a critical tool for spouses navigating frequent deployments, PCSs, and other unexpected professional hurdles while simultaneously juggling a career. Natalia, a Hiring Our Heroes… Read more »
No matter what position you take with climate change, one thing everyone can agree on is that solar power is here to stay. However, since Edmond Bacquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect in 1839, society has continued to study and invest in solar power. For veterans, there are unique opportunities designed just for you. Here we explore solar industry career options for veterans.
For the military community, webinars can be a great tool if you are looking for a job. A webinar is a virtual live presentation or conference that many companies use to train, guide, network, or gain new employees.
USAJOBS, the Federal Government’s official employment site, has a reputation for being a tough nut to crack. It is a complex system that is quite different from most other application submission processes. Find insider tips on the best way to navigate USAJOBS.
Military Spouse Myths Becoming a military spouse can be daunting. Moving away from the family and friends you grew up with and in some cases, leaving the comforts of your own country, can be stressful. Many people do not realize that all military spouses are different. Each spouse has their own way of living, making… Read more »
VA Careers For Veterans A career with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) comes loaded with comprehensive benefits, competitive pay, and other generous perks to help build a fuller, more balanced life for you and your family. VA has an unwavering commitment to support veterans, and that includes helping them build rewarding careers within… Read more »
Mentorship doesn’t have to end when military service does. There are organizations that offer veterans mentors to assist in their civilian career. Here’s a list of opportunities to be mentored, as well as to mentor others.
In an effort to showcase their commitment to the U.S. Military, there are a number of companies that offer apprenticeship and training programs specifically for veterans. Oftentimes, this can lead to an offer of employment once a program is completed.
Degrees in education are among the most portable careers for military spouses. A shortage of qualified professionals contributes to a high demand for educators in the US. Challenges related to license transfer from state to state can delay portability within the US. The list of barriers faced by spouses with education degrees becomes daunting in the OCONUS setting. Learn more about the top virtual opportunities for education professionals outside the US.
Top 3 Jobs for Healthcare Professionals OCONUS Healthcare degrees tend to be inherently portable. An aging population and shortage of healthcare professionals across the country results in a high demand for this field. Within the US, challenges related to license transfer from state to state can delay portability. The employment landscape – requirements for different… Read more »
New Virtual Paid Fellowship for Veterans and Military Spouses Partnering with Salesforce (formerly known as Vetforce), Hiring Our Heroes announced a new paid fellowship program for veterans and military spouses on May 21st. This program works to mitigate problems like overcoming employment barriers in the military community and bridging the digital skills gap. Unlike many… Read more »
Ideas for OCONUS Spouse Career Paths The appeal of a nursing degree to a military spouse is undeniable. If they are lucky, they will be stationed near a fairly large town with plenty of health care positions to be filled. However, some will be limited to opportunities on the base alone. This is the much… Read more »
Military spouses often experience career turbulence related to frequent PCSs and deployments. Imagine earning a degree or maintaining a professional license while the constant threat of being uprooted lurks in the shadows. This can cause a lot of anxiety, seemingly unanswerable questions, and financial strain. License Transfers for Military Spouses: How to Improve In February… Read more »
How to Prepare For and Find a Remote Job Landing a remote job can seem daunting if you’ve never considered remote work before and don’t know where to begin; however, it is becoming more and more common for companies to be fully remote or for companies to offer remote positions. For military spouses this means… Read more »
Hiring Our Heroes Programs One of our nation’s most cherished populations is the military community. It represents all races, ethnicities, and religions and is the most diverse demographic the world has ever known. As such, there are numerous challenges unique to this community, the greatest being the transition from military service back into “normal” life…. Read more »
Virtual job fairs are a great way for military and veteran job seekers to land a job by connecting with local or national companies from the comfort of their own home. Companies are looking for a wide range of candidates from college graduates to executive-level professionals.
Photo: Stadtbibliotheck in Stuttgart, Germany (image by Chelsea Bostelman) Did You Know About These Library Perks for the Military? Every April, libraries and library workers are celebrated during National Library Week. When is the last time you visited a library? For good reason, books come to mind for most people when thinking of libraries. But… Read more »
If you have ever been stationed overseas with your service member, you know how difficult it can be to find a good job, and to continue your career. That is why this new initiative in the Far East will be amazing for military spouses. Often times, military spouses have to choose to stay back in… Read more »
“Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it”. – Katherine Whitehorn, Journalist & Columnist Both an introvert working as a salesperson in a car dealership and an extrovert working in a quiet cubicle-divided office space would quickly realize the importance of personality matching for careers. While there… Read more »
You may or may not be aware that there are job fairs where companies are searching for military, veterans and military spouses like you. Here we will compile job fairs near you that cater to transitioning military, veterans, and military spouses. Job Fairs For Military, Veterans and Spouses These job fairs are for military, veterans… Read more »
If you are looking for a job, going to a job fair is a smart idea. You can interact with employers, give out your resume, and learn more about the workplace and how to find a new job. Before you head to a job fair, you will need to prepare for the job fair. Here… Read more »
The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act allows each service branch to reimburse spouses up to $1,000 for relicensure and certification costs resulting from relocations or PCS moves that cross U.S. state lines – to include OCONUS to stateside moves. Military Spouses Will Now Be Reimbursed For Licensing and Certification Fees Due to PCS Marine Corps,… Read more »
Walmart announced the hiring of nearly 6,000 military spouses in the six months 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…. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »