Blog Category Military Spouse
Military soldiers are highly recognized and celebrated for their sacrifices for our country. And rightfully so! They are on call 24 hours a day and have tremendous physical and mental demands placed on them. However, a lot of times the soldier’s spouse is overlooked for their strenuous work at home, and the many skills sets they possess when it comes to being hired. Hiring managers should be aware of the different talents and insights that a military spouse has learned over the years.
Deployments are rough on a solider. Being in a combat environment with associated dangers, while being away from family and friends can be difficult. It’s also especially hard on the spouse who has no control or knowledge of what is going on while their spouse is overseas. They can be waiting days or weeks to hear from them only to get a short phone call with no details as to what is happening in their soldier’s life. It’s important to know how to support a loved one who is waiting at home as patiently as possible for their spouse to return to them.
Starting a MyCAA course while overseas or out of country isn’t usually an option, but continuing certifications or courses that don’t require on-the-job training is allowed. If you want to look into a certification course before you head overseas check out MilCareerEd. If you are already enrolled at a college or university, it may be possible to continue on your educational journey while OCONUS.
April is military child awareness month! Let’s give credit to the kids that keep us going and their ability to adapt to the military life.
There are many things we learn from our military children including resilience, sacrifice, and bravery. These are all traits that we, as adults, need when we are beginning a new phase in our life. Starting or finishing school after a long break, changing career paths, moving across the country, making new friends, and more!
There are many support groups available for spouses to communicate with each other, ask questions, vent, share stories and lift each other up. This type of support is invaluable. Spouses share information about dealing with deployment, child rearing, education, and the struggles of finding employment as a military spouse.
I was on a military spouse page the other day, and saw the following post:
With new information released every day on world events, military spouses are watching the news or reading updates from other spouses and worrying about their soldier’s possible future deployment. Taking in all this new information, they slowly get that gut wrenching feeling that they will soon be informed their spouse is getting shipped out to fight in a never-ending war.
You’ve found out about the awesome MyCAA grant offered to military spouses, and you want to take advantage of it. The question is - which career training opportunity you should choose?
Here are ways to help you narrow down your choice.
Being a military spouse isn’t always easy. You deal with uncertainties and the responsibilities of keeping the household running when your soldier is deployed or tied up with work. That is why the military rewards spouses with awesome benefits! Because you deserve it.
Below are some of the best educational and career benefits provided to military spouses.
Military spouses face many obstacles when building a career or looking for employment, such as PCS-ing, deployments, TDY stations, NTC or training that takes their soldier away from home for long periods of time. As a spouse sometimes your primary job is keeping the household running. While the hurdles of being a military spouse cannot be avoided, learning how to account for them on your resume is important. Say you’ve had to take time off for a year because of deployment; that year should be accounted for when you go to apply for your next job.
You have put in the time, effort, dedication and sacrifices to go to school and get your degree or the required career certification. Traveling around every few years and moving your family has been extremely stressful, but you’ve just started your career and have begun to feel comfortable in your new environment.