Reaching Your Military Spouse Career Dreams

Posted by Kaye Putnam on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 @ 06:19 PM

Military Spouse Career HappyA Story about Two Military Spouse Careers

Imagine two military spouses. They are similar in age, and personality – warm, charismatic, and ambitious. They have crazy kids that they love more than anything, and a supportive spouse who happens to be in the military. They both have a college education.

Our first spouse in this story feels lost when it comes to her career. She’s moved so many times with the military that she has almost lost count, and took a break from her career when her babies were young. Now that they are older, she knows that she wants to do something but feels unsure of what skills she can offer to an employer. She’s tried a few things (direct sales, an hourly job) but they didn’t excite or challenge her. She feels lost, a little insecure, and not sure where to turn.

Our second spouse has a different story. She has a career that gets her excited to get out of bed in the morning –the kind of work that doesn’t feel like a job at all. She knows that she is using her talents to the fullest, and in the best way possible. She feels a sense of accomplishment at the end of a day and feels challenged (in a good way) to find creative solutions in her work.

What did the second military spouse do that the first didn’t? She took time to self-actualize her career dreams and inventory her true skills. This is the most important step in finding career success for military spouses, but a step many overlook by simply not knowing where to start.  But there is light at the end of the tunnel…

Military Spouse Foundation Gets You Prepared

Roxanne Reed, who dealt with the same struggles as all military spouses do – frequent moves, the job market and challenging lifestyle, founded the Military Spouse Foundation. She discovered a process that helped bring focus to her career and went on to found two successful businesses and most recently, the Military Spouse Foundation. The Military Spouse Foundation is a nonprofit organization built specifically for military spouses to help them achieve their career dreams. The program was built from Roxanne’s (and other military spouses’) discoveries that fueled career success, with the help of top career experts and human resources professionals.

Now Enrolling: Career Prep-Rally and Workshop

You can absolutely achieve your career dreams – just like the second military spouse in our story and our founder, Roxanne, have.  The first step to getting there is figuring out what direction you are going – and that is exactly what the MSF helps you do. The MSF services are free to spouses and when you enroll, you’ll get:

  • 8 Weeks of invaluable career training to help you figure out exactly what you’d like to do, what your marketable skills are, and how to get started.

  • One-on-one mentoring with a career expert to motivate and guide you through the program.

  • A community of like-minded military spouses to connect and network with.

  • Education from leading industry experts so you get in-depth knowledge about different industries that you won’t find anywhere else. 

The MSF program is available to you 24/7. You have two choices: you can start the program on your own or you can start on a specific day with a group of other military spouses as part of a “Career Prep Rally Workshop”. We are accepting enrollment for our upcoming workshop now:

Workshop #2:

Last Date to enroll: May 20th 


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Support you will Receive During the Program 

The training that you’ll receive from the Military Spouse Foundation is unlike any other career program. The 8 weeks of career preparation helps you to articulate exactly WHAT you want, and HOW you can get it. It will prepare you to pursue either a professional career or to start your own business. Throughout the program you will also be introduced to a professional team of recruiters that will take you through the hiring process for a comprehensive experience – focused on your goals. The workshop will cover: 

Week 1: Introduction to the Program

Week 2: Identify Accomplishments/Develop PAR Statements

Week 3: Complete Inventory of Proven Transferable Skills

Week 4: Explore the Three Career Tracks

Week 5: Develop Networking Skills

Week 6: Building a Master Resume/Building Your Resume

Week 7: Interviewing Skills / Webinar Introduction to MSCCN (Recruiting Partner)

Week 8: EDU Center Career Fair, Industry Experts and Community Meet and Greet

 VIP Benefits for Career Prep Rally Workshop

If you choose to enroll in the program for the April 8th Career Prep Rally & Workshop, you’ll have access to some VERY special benefits as a VIP member. VIP passes are FREE, but are limited to the first 200 spouses that enroll for each workshop. To obtain a VIP Guest pass, please mention your interest to the instructor once you enroll into the program. You must enroll in one of the Career Prep Rallies to have access to the VIP benefits. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Participation in our Fashion Focused Webinar Series – Hosted by some of today’s leading fashion experts and celebrity guests. The event is virtual and hosted inside the EDU center of the MSF. You will not want to miss this fun event, because you never know who might show up for the Q&A forums to talk about fashion focused around your career or business endeavors!

  • Success Story Participation – You will have the opportunity to be highlighted in the MSF marketing, showcasing your career exploration success story. Spouses that own businesses will be promoted on the MSF Blog during entrepreneurial features.

Not Sure If You Are Ready to Get Started? 

We know how exciting and nerve wracking preparing for a career endeavor can be! We understand because we have been in your shoes and that is why the MSF programs were created.  You can join the MSF Community without having to commit to any of the training and career support programs. Feel free to browse, meet other spouses, speak to our mentors and get acquainted with the MSF community at your leisure. We are excited that you have taken the step towards career and business opportunities and we are here to help. 

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Photo By Mike Monaghan

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