How to Get And Keep The Career You Want as a Military Spouse

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What you need to know about how to get and keep the career you want as a military spouse with Beth Conlin from Blue Star Families.

This topic is near and dear to my heart because I 100% understand the frustrations of employment as a military spouse. It was a struggle for me to work in the financial services industry in the midst of deployments, long TDYs and PCSing. In fact, my whole business was born out of my personal struggle to do what I love and can make money at but also that fit into balancing our family and military life.

My guest today is Beth Conlin. Beth is the Senior Advisor for Careers with Blue Star Families. She is a fellow Milspouse and understands the challenges other spouses face when it comes to employment.

I’m chatting with Beth about a Blue Star Families program called Spouseforce. Spouseforce is a program working with employers to create employment and training solutions to help Milspouses with jobs that work with their lifestyle. And let’s face it, it’s hard to explain to a new employer you need three weeks off because your hubby who you haven’t seen in a year is coming home. Or that you have to come in 30 minutes later than everyone else for work because you have no one, not a spouse, friend or family member to get your kids to school because you have just arrived at a new duty location.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What Spouseforce is and how does it work
  • Who can us Spouseforce
  • The need for this program
  • Costs
  • Spouseforce sign up
  • Experience requirement for the program
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer Work
  • Can people/companies search

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