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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...]

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YDU: Employment Is My Biggest Struggle?

Why didn't you tell me that employment would be my biggest struggle as a military wife?  I got plenty of other warnings before I married into the military? -- “You’ll be far from … [Read more...]

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DoD Launches New Military Spouse Career Help System

If you’re looking for a step-by-step plan to help in your career decisions and development or job search, you’re might love the new career help system recently rolled-out by the Defense … [Read more...]

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Are You a Quitter?

I just upped and quit. I finished the classwork for my Master's degree. I slogged through the approval process for my research design. I collected all the data and performed dozens of … [Read more...]

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Mailbag: MilSpouse Student Loan Forgiveness?

You're not the only one asking Google if there is any form of military spouse student loan forgiveness. In fact, people have even been asking us. One reader writes in: I was curious about student … [Read more...]

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Why Didn’t You Tell Me About Scholarships For Military Spouses?

As a military spouses, how do you find career opportunity where you least expect it?  The simple answer is that you go look for it, right?  Few things in life are that simple. Instead, we often … [Read more...]

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Syracuse Opens Classes to MilSpouses, Registration Ends Sunday

One of the biggest challenges we hear from spouses looking for work is that they need more education to get the job they want. A degree, a professional certificate, more training. Enter the Institute … [Read more...]

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Dear Boss: Moving Is Not “Following”

"I'm so sick of wives who follow their husbands around the country and just work entry-level job after entry-level job."  My boss said this to me-- about me.  I immediately bristled. I had to … [Read more...]

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What Profession Works for Your Military Life?

We all know that there are certain majors you should just avoid in college. Underwater basket weaving has yet, to the best of our knowledge, landed anyone that must-have job. And I’m pretty sure my … [Read more...]

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How to Score (and Keep!) That Seasonal Job

Christmas commercials? Check. Cold weather? Check. Black Friday ads? Starting. Time to apply for a seasonal job? You betcha. We know that seasonal retail jobs can be a way to earn some extra cash … [Read more...]