Employment Considerations for Your Future as a Military Spouse
Military spouse employment – it’s a hot-button topic in the military. And it’s clear why. Historically, military spouses have been less employed than their civilian spouse counterparts.
Throughout the U.S., non-profit organizations and large stakeholders in industry have recently taken on this cause, from tools, and resources to spouse preference during hiring.
If only it were that simple!
For many spouses, lack of employment isn’t just about what’s available right now. It’s about balancing work, school and children while sometimes being a one-parent household. It’s about balancing long term career goals with short-term situations. It’s about just learning your job when it’s time to move again. It’s about finding a career that transports across state and country lines.
So, it’s time to move. For short-term, ask yourself:
- Do I want to have a job immediately, or do I want to take time off?
- If I take time off, how long do I want to take?
- Is our budget prepared for this time off?
- Do I want to do my own thing, or do I want to volunteer?
- Is this our last move in the military, or do we have many years as a military family?
Follow-up this self-assessment with your service-member! Make sure your goals and expectations align.