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Dear Career: Why Can't I Find a Job?

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Dear Career, I have been unemployed for five months thanks to moving to a new duty station. I have applied for hundreds of jobs and attended job fairs, but I've had only two interviews so far. I have experience and a degree, so I can't figure out what is going on. I thought I was targeting my resume, but based on not finding good leads, I think something must be missing. Help! Sincerely, Confused in Colorado Springs Dear Confused, If ... more

Should You Hire a Military Spouse?


As a business, you’ve likely realized there is a demonstrable business case for hiring military veterans who bring desirable character qualities, values and skills to the civilian workforce. Have you considered hiring a military spouse? Military spouses are an often-overlooked workforce that offers proficiencies, talents, and insights companies and hiring manager should note. After all, these are the women and men who remain home while t... more

Dear Career: How Can I Hide That I'm a Military Spouse?

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Dear Career, I'll get straight to it: How can I hide the fact that I'm a military spouse from potential employers? I can't tell you how many times in the past I've been qualified for a job and got called in for an interview, only to be cut short when they realize I'm a military spouse. Have you found a way to get around sharing the info? Sincerely, Hiding in Fort Hood Dear Hiding, The short answer is you may not be able to hide your ... more

Commissary and Exchange Jobs

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<!-- .style1 {font-weight: bold} --> Defense Commissary Agency The Defense Commissary Agency, DeCA, employs more than 17,000 people throughout 14 countries as it delivers the premier quality of life benefit to the U.S. armed services community. The agency's human resources program is responsive, informative and customer friendly - dedicated to offering the most up-to-date information to DeCA employees so they may make responsible decisio... more

How to Have a Military Spouse Business OCONUS

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Moving overseas with the military and planning to take your small business with you? Turns out, running your own business in the U.S., while complicated at tax time, is pretty easy. Running your own business while stationed OCONUS? Not so much. Thanks to federal "status of forces agreements" (known as "SOFA"), which allow the U.S. to operate in foreign countries, you can't just easily go about your daily grind when you're stationed abroad. Fr... more

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