Spouse Employment & Education Resources

The Military and Family Readiness Center supports Active Duty, Guard/Reserve Members, DoD Civilians, Retirees, and their families achieve both short and long-term employment goals by providing job search assistance and referral services for employment opportunities.

Employment Classes

Federal Resume Writing
Attendees interested in federal service can learn federal resume writing basics, how to locate essential skills and keywords, how to write accomplishment statements, applying for a federal job through USAJobs, formatting for electronic submission, and much more.

Private Sector Resume Writing
Did you know that according to jobvite.com, the average time recruiters spend looking at resumes is 5-7 seconds and applicant tracking software eliminates 75% of all applicants? Don’t be caught behind roadblocks to your next great job! Attend our next advanced resume writing course to give your resume the attention it deserves.

Strategies for Effective Job Interviews
This workshop discusses preparation, execution and proven strategies for a successful interview. Attendees also learn how to be effective with virtual job interviews. Sample technical and behavioral interview questions will be provided along with tips on how to answer these tough questions, as well as opportunities to practice interviewing.

Winning Salary Negotiation
This intense 2 hour workshop will expose you to negotiating skills yielding top-of-range beginning salary and benefits. Don’t sell yourself short; set yourself up for a great salary from the start.

Employment Resources

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Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs (AMSE™)
Information for spouses on starting their own businesses.

Blue Star Families: Spouse Force
Interactive career portal for finding the tools you need to be successful in the workforce.

Hanscom Spouse Employment Facebook Page

Hiring Heroes USA
Free online career coaching to spouses and veterans.

Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Program
Education and networking information on virtual/in-person hiring events aimed at military spouses worldwide.

Military Spouse Advocacy network (mSAN)
Free resources available to help military spouses with all aspects of obtaining employment such as career coaching and resume assistance.

Military.com Spouse Careers
Helpful tips on perfecting your resume.

Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities
Tool for Military Spouses to find education and career resources.

National Military Spouse Network (NMSN)
NMSN is the preeminent networking, mentoring and professional development organization committed to the education, empowerment and advancement of military spouses.

Re-Licensure Brochure

Rosie Network
A network for small business owners to gather information and connections.

TEAMS Workshops
Department of Labor (DOL) employment workshops for military spouses/caregivers to help in the job searching process. This includes information about LinkedIn, credentialing, interviewing, and resume writing.

Veterans’ Employment and Training Services
Information about interstate licensing, licensing reimbursement, occupations with interstate reciprocity agreements and resources to help find state-specific information about occupational requirements.