5 Ideas for the Military Spouse Job Search {iPad Mini Giveaway Winner Announced!}

May 8, 2014

If you’re a military wife looking for a job, sometimes it can be overwhelming to think about how to find one that works with your schedule. What will you do if your spouse is deployed? Runs late at work? What if you have orders to move? What if you have kids at home?

Here are some ideas to help make this process a little smoother:

  1. Find a military friendly company: If you’re on a base in the US, most businesses in the area will know at least a little about your spouse’s job. Be upfront so you can weed out any that aren’t and not waste time.
  2. Work from home: These (legitimate) jobs can be few and far between. However, they are becoming more popular. One company that offers telecommuting positions is AT&T. They also offer options for veterans looking for employment.
  3. Ask other spouses: As you ask around, people will remember the next time there is an opening at their job. You’ll make connections along the way that could lead to other job offers.
  4. Be creative: Offer to watch a child or two in your home (check your state rules for how many you can have before you need a daycare license), become a substitute teacher at the school, become a virtual assistant for someone who does business online.
  5. Check out your local base: Ours offers job fairs, military spouse resources, all kinds of things on a regular basis to anyone looking for work.

Now it’s your turn! Tell me some ideas that might make a job search on a military spouse a little easier. Have you been in this situation looking for a job? How did you find something that worked for your family and the hours your spouse has that are always changing?

And now for the winner of the iPad Mini Giveaway and AT&T gift bundle:

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Congrats Liz! And Liz happens to be a military spouse as well, which made this even more awesome.

Thank you to all who entered and shared about this. It was fun to host!

 

I received the AT&T bundle featured in the giveaway in return for these posts. All opinions are my own. A HUGE thank you to them for recognizing the military in all aspects. 

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