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Real Spouse Jobs: Nonprofit Executive Director

Amanda Crowe, executive director of In Gear Career, and her family.

I have a bachelor's in psychology and a master's degree in administrative studies. I use the master's degree in a more traditional way, but don't we all use a bit of psychology every day? How has being married to a service member impacted your own career? How did you get around that? I married my husband a bit later than some (I was 30), so... more

5 Fantastic Spouse Jobs in Military Towns

Hotel management jobs

Arin began subbing for a local school just off the base a year ago, and she was just recently asked to come on full time. "We are a state with VPK -- free pre-k for anyone -- and I work with the 4-year-olds," she tells us. "It's just what I need to be able to get a job at the CDC later. It's a great first job." Moreover, she knows that n... more

5 Steps to Help Military Spouse Friend Get a Job

Job hunt. Photo by Lance Cpl. Jackeline M. Perez Rivera/Marine Corps

No wonder it seems like every military spouse you know is looking for work -- and asking you for help with their job search. If a spouse has reached out to you for assistance, here are five things you can do (really!) to lend a helping hand: 1.Hire that spouse. If you are hiring, the best way to help a military spouse find employment is to... more

Make Your Skills Jump Off the Resume Page

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She says the secret to being hired when you haven't had all of the experience required for a position is to sell the experience you do have and explain how it taught you the skill sets you will bring to your next job. You do that by talking about your competencies in a way resume-readers understand. Take Sara. Sara is a Marine Corps wi... more

Phone Interview: How to Rock It and Get the Job

On the phone. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Piper/Army

As president of Powerhouse Planning LLC, I've heard my fair share of the good, the bad and the ugly in phone interviews. This past week, I was pumped about a phone interview I was going to have with a potential candidate who was also a military spouse. She rocked on paper.  Then she completely "bombed" the phone interview. She was not a b... more

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