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Military Spouse Friendly Employers

<!-- .company p { padding-bottom:20px; } --> Many employers value the talents, skills and attitudes of military spouses. Here are just some of the organizations that are military spouse-friendly. To view available opportunities for an organization, click on the link below the employer description, or search all jobs. View H-R View S-Z 1-800-FLOWERS.COM The company provides a range of products, including fresh-cut... more

How to Network at Military Holiday Parties

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Command Element Marines enjoy a meal at the holiday party in 2011. Cpl. John Robbart III/Marine Corps

"We have our battalion holiday parties coming up, and I want to use them as a time to network," says Marine Corps wife Christina. "I need a new job," she adds. "This is one of my only opportunities to meet and mingle with other spouses who work, and I want to make some connections. Where do I start?" While the rest of us are bemoaning the unit Thanksgivings, cookie exchanges and the myriad of holiday parties suddenly filling up our mi... more

Seasonal Employment Creates Opportunity for Job Seekers

Photo by Shawn Fenn/FEMA

Job seekers, take heart: The holidays are nearly upon us. That means seasonal hiring is swinging into full effect. Seasonal employment can be more than an extra paycheck during the holidays. It is also a great way to get your foot in the door with an employer. Marked increases in seasonal employment The great news this holiday season is that seasonal employment is actually up from recent years. Let's say it again: More employers -- s... more

Real Spouse Employment: Emergency Medical Technician

Sean O'Driscoll and his wife

We love a good love story, especially one that starts on a blind date. That's how Sean O'Driscoll met his service member, a female sailor he's now lucky enough to call his wife. But Sean hasn't let being a military spouse stand in the way of his dreams. Trained in the culinary arts, he is now working as an Emergency Services Support Assistant in the emergency department at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.  Aspi... more

5 Reasons Every MilSpouse Needs A Mentor

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For LaRae, her mentor's influence has been about more than finding a place of advice, wisdom or inspiration. Her mentor has been her champion, believing in her even when she had a hard time believing in herself. "Especially after being a stay-at-home Mom," LaRae says. "She has helped me find the courage to find my own dreams." That is what mentors do. Here are five reasons you should have one, too. 1.Mentors Have Been There, Done Th... more

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Boots to Business Suit: A Veterans Day Memoir

Ten years ago on Veterans Day, I was still an eager young Captain, my rank newly pinned on, and proud to don my uniform on the Air Force flightline every day as an aircraft maintenance officer. I loved my job and put my heart and soul into it! However, a year later, my title and ... Continue Reading

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