Military Spouse's Employment Pocket Guide
This handy pocket guide is designed as a personal reference and action companion that easily fits into a pocket or handbag. It should help military spouses find satisfying jobs or careers despite barriers they face.
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ISBN 978-1-57023-303-6 (13-digit); 1-57023-303-9 (10-digit)
By Ron Krannich, Ph.D.
Now updated! Today nearly 60 percent of all military spouses are employed. Many more would like to find an interesting job or portable career - either part-time or full-time - that contributes to both the family income and their own personal growth. They also prefer work that gives them flexibility to manage their family affairs and function well within a military community that prizes happy, supportive, and financially stable families.
Above all, many military spouses wish to obtain meaningful employment. First and foremost, this involves finding jobs that fit their particular mix of interests, skills, abilities, and motivations - known as MAS or Motivated Abilities and Skills.
But becoming employed is not easy given limited opportunities available to military spouses and the often restrictive nature of military life - frequent relocations, family/community obligations, remote locations, state laws affecting out-of-state residents, and the periodic deployments of family members. Indeed, finding or creating a dream job is often something only a few fortunate military spouses are able to achieve.
Jam-packed with essential job search and employability information, this handy pocket guide assists military spouses in quickly finding and keeping a job. Complete with quizzes, examples, and exercises, it helps them:
- organize key job search information
- specify transferable skills, references, and networks
- write winning resumes, letters, and applications
- conduct job interviews and follow up effectively
- survive, thrive, and advance on the job
It also covers important information relating to:
- education and training
- attitudes and goals
- barriers to employment
- jobs and employers
- federal jobs
- Internet resources
- employment assistance
- appointments and addresses
This handy 3.75" x 4.75" pocket guide is designed as a personal reference and action companion that easily fits into a coat or shirt pocket or handbag. It should help military spouses find satisfying jobs or careers despite institutional, situational, and personal barriers to employment.
Upon completing it, users will be in a much better position to land a rewarding job - one they do well and enjoy doing. Best of all, they will acquire important attitudes, skills, and motivations to continue finding such jobs regardless of their location and relocation experiences.
64 pages. Softcover. June 2012.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Military Spouse's Employment World
Military Spouse Employment Assistance 1
Recognize Your Barriers to Employment 3
Overcome Barriers to Employment Plan 4
How's Your Attitude? 6
Military Spouse-Friendly Jobs 8
Community-Based Opportunity Networks 9
Military Spouse-Friendly Employers 11
Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers 12
Research and Contact Local Employers 14
Finding a Federal Job 16
Key Websites for Assistance and Support 17
Useful Books for Military Spouses 18
Job Search Information and Skills
Education Snapshot 19
Education/Training Details 20
Work History/Experience 25
Other Noteworthy Experiences 28
Identify Your Best References 29
10 Steps to Job Search Success 31
Identify Your Transferable Skills 32
Motivated Abilities and Skills (MAS) 33
State a Clear Objective or Goal 34
Complete Winning Applications 36
Avoid Common Resume Mistakes 37
Use the Internet Wisely 39
Network Your Way to Success 40
Prepare for Job Interviews 42
Avoid Common Interview Errors 43
Handle Red Flags Tactfully 45
Prepare to Answer Key Questions 46
Ask Informative Questions 49
Close and Exit the Interview Properly 50
Follow Up the Interview Quickly 51
Avoid 20 Salary Mistakes 52
Accept the Job Offer 53
Job Survival and Success
Survive and Thrive on the Job 54
10 Job Survival Strategies 55
Conduct an Annual Career Check-Up 55
Personal Information 56
Key Contacts/Directory 57
Order Form/Resources 58