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Networking is crucial to your employment now. It’s all about who you know to land these beginning roles in your new careers. Being a military spouse can isolate you (a lot of times) from creating a social atmosphere that helps a lot of people network into careers. LinkedIn is your professional networking site. While you are completing your degree or certifications you can begin your job search by creating your LinkedIn profile. Check out the site and navigate around.
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!
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:
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.
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?
Having trouble concentrating? You’re not alone. Experts say that the extra anxiety caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has impaired our working memory and ability to focus.
I recently had a conversation with a few college-age students about career paths and options. There is an expectation that a career path will be chosen, the appropriate degree obtained and then off you go. For fields such as medicine or law, this may be true. But for others who are exploring careers in business, the arts, and more, that path may not be so straight. And not every career requires a college degree. Certifications can be the gateway to some fantastic opportunities!
Recessions hurt most members of society, but women seem to be some of the hardest hit by the current economic downturn after COVID-19 forced the shutdown of many female-led industries. Military spouses are especially vulnerable during times of economic turmoil like these. According to Forbes, 24 percent of active-duty military spouses are unemployed, and another 31 percent are working part-time when they would prefer a full-time career.
A caterer is often responsible for cooking and organizing food service for a variety of events. Caterers often provide food for weddings, fundraisers, parties and conferences. They are responsible for meeting with the client and establishing a plan and a menu. They may also be responsible for cooking, presenting and even serving food and drinks at the event. Caterers can work with restaurants, private companies, event centers or may be self employed.
Administrative assistants perform a variety of clerical duties and office tasks. Some of the most common tasks performed by administrative assistants, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, include the following: