Guide To Find Job and Education on Your New Base – Money Wise
When you are at a new duty station, you are changing your comfort zone. You gave up maybe your job(if you don’t have a “mobile job”), your family on your last duty station or maybe you were comfortable with your last duty station or hometown.
We as spouses need to have tools that allow us to move our careers with us and not to give up the efforts we have done for ourselves.
- What is your focus on your career? Make sure that your career path is clear and you know what will be the perfect fit for your job. Don’t be worried about being picky with your next job or the right job. You need to check MyICP from Military One Source.
- Establish your needs first. Do you need a job close to your home? Do you need daycare? Do you need a job that can give you the flexibility to take care of your family? Part-time or full-time?
- What type of experience do you have and what is your goal to accomplish. Are you planning on growing your knowledge? Is your career path demanding enough for the experience and education you have or will you have to increase your skills, knowledge or experience to grow into your career path?
- What type of reward do you want to have? Money vs. Flexibility
- By consulting with your current boss. If your job gives you the flexibility to move and get to a new office, you are good to go. Negotiation is KEY.
- If your #1 was unsuccessful and you have to quit and have to do a new job search, consider websites that support military spouses and start from there.
- Military Spouse Employment Partnerships
- USAJOBS.go v
- Chech Vista College blog about military spouses’ careers HERE!
- Check your military installation Employment Assistant through Military One Source and check the information of your next installation. Link is HERE
- Speak with a career coach. Military One Source provides EXCELLENT coaching for military spouses on the move. I 100% recommend calling and go through this process.
- Consider a job from home. Amazon.com provides a variety of Virtual Locations jobs that enables you to work from any location you are in. Look HERE!
Education for military spouses is super affordable. The myth that you can’t get an education because it is too expensive is no longer an excuse if you are you have a service member in your house. So, let me share with you some KEY POINTS on how to navigate into the education ocean and how you can have a successful career while in the military.
- Look for military-friendly colleges. We can find a list of online schools in the Guide to Online Schools
- Scholarships: Search between these scholarships available on Military One Source; linked HERE
- Search your base for Educational Programs that help you to find more options in your area.
Remember that location is the variable factor on this blog. Resources are many and are worth the trip to your installation Employment Readiness Program and Educational Center.
Libraries are a good place to search. Remember that most of these resources are one-click away.
Remember something: YOU HAVE OPTIONS.
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