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Transition Without Fighting: Handling Your Emotions

Sgt. 1st Class Danny Licciardi and his wife Charlene. (Photo Credit: Rick Scavetta, IMCOM)

Just like you can count on Murphy's Law to go into effect the minute your loved one deploys, there are a few universal truths we have found that apply to all spouses during transition:  1.) It is really hard.  2.) It is easy to make mistakes. 3.) A lot of the work falls to you.  It is the first one that really gets you. "For a while there, we were fighting every night," says Erin, a Texas-based Army wife whose husband recently learned he ... more

4 Cool Ways For Spouses To Drive Transition

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If you are a military spouse, you hear a lot about transition. Transitions going well. Transitions going not so well. Transitions that were planned. Transitions that were a complete surprise.  No matter how different the details of the transition itself, we know transition is not just a veterans' issue -- it is a military family issue.  One of the most important pieces of it is actually very simple: When all is said and done with military li... more

What Do You Put on Your Resume When You Have No Work Experience?

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Trying to get a job straight out of school? Or a stay-at-home mom trying to get back into the work force? If you are looking at your resume and it reads like a blank page, you are not alone. But a blank resume does not have to be an application killer for military spouses. Follow these five tips and make that resume work for you. 1. Sell Your Skills, Not Your Experience. Take a lesson from former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson: Don't mak... more

The 5 Connections We're Thankful for This Year


One of the most remarkable things about building a career or launching a successful job search is how many people are willing to work on your behalf. From giving references to helping find job leads, people come out of the woodwork with connections, advice and expertise. And while all of that is wonderful, what is even more remarkable is how much further they are willing to go on your behalf when you take the time to notice. "It was a... more

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

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