Spouse Jobs

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

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 th... 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... 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 Assista... more

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