Pre-pandemic, the unemployment rate for military spouses was about 24%, and the civilian unemployment rate was 3.5%. Let’s let that sink in.
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
Independence Day is a celebration of the birth of United States of America and honors the U.S. Army’s commitment to defend the nation since 1775. Independence Day will be officially observed on Sunday, July 4, 2021, our nation’s 245th birthday.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney.
We often look at motivation through the lens of whether we have it or not. But have you ever considered what truly drives you? Or, more specifically, looked at the motivation behind motivation?
There are two main types of motivation – Extrinsic and Intrinsic – which represent the external and internal rewards that fuel and motivate us. Read more to learn the differences between to two, and discover which motivating factors play a role in your life!
A good resume can help you get that first interview. However, as a military spouse, your resume may look a little unusual to most Human Resource managers. The multiple moves that come along with being in the military can result in a resume that contains gaps in employment. But there may be ways to fill in those gaps with your unique experiences. Remember, everyone’s skill sets, career and education history is different. Learn how to highlight yours in a way that will get you noticed!
Here are some steps to keep in mind when creating your resume:
A health and wellness coach, according to The Blissful Mind, helps clients make positive and lasting changes in their health. They guide the client through the process of creating a vision for their health and wellbeing. They help the client develop a healthy mindset and healthy habits and encourage them every step of the way until they accomplish their goals.
What do you know about My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA), the Defense Department’s tuition assistance tool for military spouses?
MyCAA is a tuition assistance tool that covers job-related training, education and licensing for spouses of active-duty servicemembers. Your sponsor needs to be within ranks E1-E5, W1-W-2, and O1-O2, including National Guard and Reserve spouses whose sponsors are on Title 10 orders.
Website designers and developers are responsible for the look of the website, but they are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects such as performance, capacity and how much traffic the site can handle. Web developers may also be responsible for creating the content for the site. According to The Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the following are daily tasks of a website designer:
Steven Covey once said, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply”.
Electronic health records specialists are responsible for organizing and managing health information. They ensure that the quality, accuracy, accessibility and security of health records are maintained. The National Healthcare Association lists the following as common tasks of an electronic health records specialist:
Spring is in the air, and along with fragrant blooming flowers, I’m catching scents of “hope” and “healing”. The events of the past 12 months have been unprecedented (are you as tired of that word as I am?) and I think we are all anxious to return to something that resembles our lives before the pandemic.
If you’re anything like me, you may feel as if you are awakening from a long slumber; albeit not feeling exactly well-rested. Perhaps, like me, you are just plain worn out.