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Nine Jobs for Military Spouses That Move with You

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Finding a job that moves with you is tantamount to reaching the brass ring of military spouse employment. After talking to dozens of spouses in various fields, we know that this is what everyone wants: real jobs that become real careers that make real money. Not many spouses are interested in a gig that’s "fine for right now." With your wisdom and the newest data on fields experiencing the most growth this year, we’ve compiled a list of prof... more

Military Spouse Jobs on Base

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There are plenty of jobs available to military spouses on base. And while every service branch and every installation is different, but most bases will offer the following opportunities: Exchange and Commissary Jobs Your local exchange or commissary both have great employment opportunities. Visit's Commissary and Exchange section to learn more. Federal Government Positions Federal Civil Service positions are listed on the go... more

Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume

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You may have altruistic reasons for volunteering, but giving your time has career-enhancing power, too. "Volunteer work, whether in addition to a current job or an activity in between jobs, shows an employer that you are willing to try new experiences, be involved in your community and generally demonstrates a willingness to take initiative and make things happen," says Kara Montermoso, content manager at, a site that connects ... more

10 Reasons for Spouses to Volunteer

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I’m going to make a bold statement -- one that I believe to be accurate. Our military would not run without volunteers. Period. If you’re not sure you agree I would like to you make your way to your nearest installation. Visit the hospital, those greeters -- volunteers. The people behind the pharmacy counter at the refill pharmacy -- volunteer. The man who taught your Army Community Services class -- yes, a volunteer. The woman who leads your... more

How The Air Force Helps Military Spouses Find Jobs

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Any military spouse can check the classifieds, upload a resume, or search a company’s website for job listings.  So why should a spouse use the Airman and Family Readiness Center when looking for employment?  When I posed that question to Kevin Myers A&FRC employment assistant at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL, he stated that familiarity with the area is key in helping spouses find a job. Each A&FRC center across the country of... more

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