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  1. Putting the Right Spin on Employers’ Assumptions about Military Spouses

    Military spouses face some serious challenges in the job market, especially compared to our civilian counterparts. A 2007 study by the RAND Institute found that military spouses consistently had higher unemployment rates, lower wages, and slimmer prospects for advancement than civilian spouses with the same education, experience, and demographic profile....
  2. Financial Aid for Military Spouses (Part 1)

    Education is the best way to increase your employment opportunities and your earning potential, and for many people, learning is a worthwhile goal in its own right.  The bad news is that the cost of higher education is steadily increasing.  The good news is that college can be affordable; financial...
  3. How to Ace a Job Interview

      Military spouses and other family members face the prospect of sitting down for a new job interview several times in their lives. Every time there’s a Permanent Change of Station, it means quitting the job you’ve got, heading off to an unknown city and trying to convince someone there...
  4. Finding a Job after Moving

    Moving is a stressful time for any family, but when your spouse is in the military it becomes even more complex. If you plan on seeking employment after the move, consider the following tips: Plan ahead Update your resume before the chaos begins. After you arrive in a new place...
  5. Resume Tips

    Whether you are entering the job market for the first time or simply updating your resume, it is important to consider a few things. When you apply for a job, your resume is likely to just get a short glance, so it should make a positive impact right away. You...
  6. Applying Military Experience to Civilian Employment

    The skills and experience you have gained as a member of the military are extremely valuable to employers and important in today’s workplace. However, you have been immersed in the culture of the military, and may have difficulties explaining your skills to a prospective employer in a way they can...
  7. How to Leave a Job Gracefully

    If you’re a working military spouse, you know that we get a lot of experience at leaving jobs when Uncle Sam sends us elsewhere.  Even though we don’t get a real choice in the matter, we can choose to be responsible, considerate, and helpful when we break the news and...
  8. National Guard and Reserve: Your Rights in the Workplace

     If you are a member of the National Guard or Reserve with a full-time civilian job, you are entitled to certain benefits and protections when you are called to active duty to mobilize or deploy. Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Overview USERRA is an act that protects members...