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Spousal Employment Problems Still Huge Issue for Military Families

Spouses of military servicemembers continue to face significant professional challenges due to their military affiliation, according to a newly-released survey. In the 2013...


Kids and PCS: Helping Little Ones Cope

If you’ve been in the military for any length of time, you know first-hand the reaction that comes when you hear these three little initials: P.C.S. Permanent Change of...


Military Spouses Face Uphill Battle for Career Success

Even as a massive looming drawdown casts a dark pall over the career prospects of uniformed servicemembers themselves, their spouses are also facing significant challenges in...


Military Support Groups: Finding the Right Support for Military Spouses and Their Families

Military families may be a lot of things, but one thing they are not is all the same. That’s why finding the right support group to help you and your family weather the ups...


Five Jobs Going the Way of the Wooly Mammoth

You remember the wooly mammoth from junior high science class?  Once a prehistoric mainstay, the wooly mammoth eventually disappeared from the landscape. Environment,...


Military Spouse can overcome the Turnover Time Bomb through Career Coaching

It has not been easy for a military spouse to defeat the "turnover time bomb" without the help of career coaches. Changing career is not that easy especially from being part...


Volunteer Your Way to Your Next Job

If you are considering a career change, or if you’re just curious about non-profit work, volunteering is a way to check it out without making a long-term commitment....


Have (Military) Kids, Will Travel (Sanely)

For most military families, moving is a way of life. Saying goodbye to friends, changing jobs, re-establishing connections – all of these things can be hard to manage. When...


Licensing Rules for Military Spouses

Military spouses with a career have a difficult time finding a job. They have a 26% unemployment rate and an even higher underemployment rate. The Department of Defense has...


Military Spouse: What You Need to Know About Unemployment Compensation

Frequent transfer of location can create quite a stressful situation for military spouses and their families, especially when it comes to financial matters. But many states...


Portable Careers: The Military Spouse Employment Partnership Program

According to the Department of Defense, unemployment among military spouses is now topping 26 percent. Nearly one out of four military spouses who want a job is currently out...


Work from Home Opportunities for Military Spouses

Many military spouses are having a hard time finding stable employment and pursuing a good career since transfer of location has always been a part of their military life....


Pursuing a College Education While Your Spouse is on Active Duty

Pursuing a college education while your spouse is on active duty can be great way to advance your own career and keep you busy if he or she is away on tour. With additional...


Re-entering the Job Market After an Employment Gap

Many military spouses decide to re-enter the job market after not working through several changes in duty stations. But often, when you have been out of work for a period of...


Job Options for a Military Spouse

Getting and keeping a job as a military spouse can be a challenge. The largest logistical problem is that as a military spouse you will be constantly moving. Oh, the joys of...


Use Job Skills to Volunteer

Many military spouses find volunteering to be a great way to build their job skills and improve their resume. Whenever you volunteer you are expanding the network of people...


Civil Service Employment Opportunities

Civil Service employment opportunities are some of the best jobs out there today. Also known as government jobs, civil service jobs are fantastic places to look for work if...


DoD Directive 1400.33 Protects Your Employment Rights

As a military spouse, did you know that you have legal protections regarding your right to work, seek education or volunteer? DoD Directive 1400.33 protects your employment...


Employment Challenge: Education Versus Experience

Throughout all Human Resource departments, there is a debate over which is more valuable: experience or education. There are good arguments for either side of this equation....


Employment Regulations and Restrictions in Government Housing

So you want to start a day care from your home. You have started to collect toys and are really excited about the prospect of starting your own business. But before you take...


Temp Agencies for a Full-Time Career

Having a spouse in the military means that might enjoy the benefits of working for a temp agency. The drawbacks to temporary employment for many civilians (the lack of...


How to Avoid Work-at-Home Scams

Working from home is the ideal job for a military spouse. Unfortunately, there are many work-at-home scams out there designed to take your money. Avoiding these scams will...


Working for Yourself: Entrepreneurial Options

Today there are many options for working for yourself. You can work as a business consultant, work on freelance projects or open and operate your own home-based business. The...