Blog Category Career Training

Professional businesswoman
January 14th, 2022
Kris Powers

Military spouse’s goals, careers, and dreams can often be cast aside during their soldier’s military career. With constant moves, deployments and being away from family, many spouses settle into the role of stay-at-home parents. The fact of the matter is that before you know it, it has been three years and you are still in the middle of your Associate Degree or haven’t even gotten the chance to register for courses to train for your dream career.

1 year, 365 Days, 8760 hours
January 3rd, 2022
Kris Powers

Another year has flown by. Time can move fast, especially when you are a military spouse. If you’ve had resolutions for completing a certification or a degree for multiple years, and it seems you’re at a snail’s pace for completing them, don’t let another year go by. You may be eligible for a grant of up to $4,000 dollars from the government to complete your career training!

Group of friends celebrating together
December 21st, 2021
Guest Blogger

Whether you’re a new military spouse or a seasoned spouse, it can be extremely intimidating moving from home with everyone you know and starting over. Making friends in a new city feels like starting high school all over again. It’s just you and your spouse (maybe kids too), and a lot of times your partner is gone for a large portion of the day. Loneliness can set in very quickly and phone calls sometimes just don’t do it. If you’re a homebody you may enjoy your own company for a while but let me tell you, it doesn’t hold up for long.

Military couple
August 16th, 2021
Kris Powers

If you talk to military spouses who have experienced deployment, you’ll discover that everyone has different advice on how to save your sanity while your spouse is away.



Making a Deployment Plan can make the time seem to go by faster. Some things to include:



Create a Master Binder to corral important information

Young female student at laptop
July 27th, 2021
Kris Powers

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.

Make it happen - motivational saying
June 22nd, 2021
Kris Powers

“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!

June 7th, 2021
Kris Powers

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 counseling session between two individuals
May 19th, 2021
Kris Powers

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.

Web Design
April 21st, 2021
Kris Powers

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:

Female medical professionsl
March 22nd, 2021
Kris Powers

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:

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