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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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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
“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!
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.
I was listening to Alanis Morrissette’s song “Ironic” this morning. Singing along, I found myself thinking; some of these situations really aren’t ironic but examples of Murphy’s law in action.
If you are seeking a promotion, looking for a job change or are considering a total career change, now is the perfect time to gain a professional advantage by enhancing your skills and qualifications to set yourself apart in today’s competitive business environment.
Online opportunities have made it easier than ever to brush up on skills you need. Where do you start?