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Booted Hickam Spouse Wins New Contract Process

A military spouse owned small fitness business that was given the boot from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii in late May after a contract was instead awarded to different company has … [Read more...]

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Husbands Say: Get A Job, Military Wife

“He loved it while I was doing it,” a Navy wife told me. But once there was a ‘bill to pay?’ He forgot all about that part.” This Navy wife was not telling me about any dirty doings. … [Read more...]

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Complete Your Education, Military Spouse!

Why do some students make it to graduation, while others flounder or disappear after a few months? Meeting educational goals is a bit like meeting health objectives, isn't it? My health club has a … [Read more...]

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It’s Time to Run for Office

What if I told you that you should run for office? Give me a chance, here - you're bright and capable, I know you have issues that mattered to you (hello, Tricare much?), and you're a military … [Read more...]

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Beat Summer Slowdown: How To Work With Kids At Home

I scoff in the face of office workers who whimper over their little 20 percent drop in productivity during the summer months. As so many military spouses who work from home do, I actually prefer to … [Read more...]

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Poll: Have You Used The GI Bill, Spouse?

Under the 9/11 GI Bill, military members can transfer their benefits to dependents including spouses. Yet, according to the 2014 Military Spouse Employment Report from MOAA, more than half of all … [Read more...]

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Recruited by the Economy: Will Older Recruits Stay?

Oprah was Tyler’s real recruiter. When Tyler and his then-girlfriend Cathy were living in Michigan, they struggled to make ends meet. He was a student. She was working at a call center. “Oprah … [Read more...]

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Dirty Little Resume Fun

Take a look at my resume, will you? Over the course of a year I get a lot of resumes from military wives seeking feedback. I notice the same things over and over. I see resumes that are too long, … [Read more...]

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Online Networking: Don’t Set and Forget!

One in four military spouses are looking for work right now.  Are you one of them? If you’re not, you will be soon because -- as we all know -- kob seeking is a regular part of military … [Read more...]

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Bad Interviewer: What Brings You To The Area?

Does your resume scream, “I’m a Military Spouse!” Mine sure does. With volunteer experience in military organizations and a variety of jobs (or the lack of jobs) every few months in different … [Read more...]

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Online Classes Taught Me How To Manage Time, Too

My husband is active- duty, so we move more than the average family. Attending a brick- and-mortar school was therefore not an option to help me achieve my educational goals. I knew that if I … [Read more...]

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Does Your Resume Need Professional Help, Too?

After months and months of searching for a job, I knew I must be doing something wrong. I suspected that there was something the matter with my resume. I am searching for jobs in the administrative … [Read more...]

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5 Interview Questions Every Spouse is Afraid to Hear

You landed the interview - great job! - but now you have to figure out what to do about those nerve wracking interview questions. You know the ones we're talking about. How long do you plan to live … [Read more...]

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6 Overpowering Beliefs Of Spouses Who Land Jobs

Nothing like getting a letter from an airman in love to make us feel really helpful at SpouseBuzz -- especially when it comes to outwitting spouse employment problems. Tim wrote us about how his … [Read more...]

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Seasoned Spouses: Please Help Out!

Seasoned Spouses, tell us:  What do you do when you have spent your adult life supporting your service member, raising your kids, stringing together paid and unpaid employment—and then you need to … [Read more...]

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Afraid of Unemployment? We Know Why

When MOAA’s new Military Spouse Employment Report found that 90% of military spouses were underemployed, Kathie Hightower wrote for us about how she wasn’t worried about spouse … [Read more...]

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Why MilSpouse Employment Doesn’t Worry Me

You might be surprised that I’m not totally discouraged by this latest study on military spouse employment from the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). Discouraged? Yes. Totally … [Read more...]

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Study: MilSpouses Earn Far Less Than Civilians

A new study from the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and Syracuse University shows a huge wage gap between active duty female military spouses and their civilian … [Read more...]