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Positions for Military Spouses

Veteran

LaVonda Armstrong Virginia Beach, VA

Any advice for Military Spouses looking Defense or Corporate positions? I have 10+ Adminstrative experience mostly in healthcare with a Bachelors in Business Administration. I currently work in Quality Systems for the past 3 years for a Medical Device organization and will start my Masters program next month.

21 May 2020 11 replies Career Exploration

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Veteran

Kristin Lein Alexandria, VA

Hi! I work at Deloitte and am close friends with the lead for our Military Spouse initiative. Let’s talk more because from your description I think you could be a great fit—send me a message and let’s connect!

27 May 2020 Helpful answer

Veteran

Sabrina Thomas Springfield, VA

Hi LaVonda! I am an active duty military spouse who recently went through a PCS to the DMV area and was just hired on with an agency in the government sector. I too have a BBA and soon a MBA with 8 years experience in Adminstrative work with multiple companies in different industries. I would love to share some advice. Also, here is my LinkedIn profile http://linkedin.com/in/sabrinaathomas

26 May 2020 Helpful answer

Advisor

Lisa Mashburn Pinehurst, NC

If you are looking for a career, (vs. a job to pay the bills right away), I recommend devoting time to outlining a strategy that includes your geographic location and industry preferences, your financial requirements range, what you can offer based on your current skill set, what you are interested in developing, (new skills, etc)., then comparing that with what you find is available. Many jobs are not posted, they are found by word of mouth, so a parallel part of the job search/transition is expanding your network, which can be done in an infinite variety of ways.

21 May 2020 Helpful answer

Advisor

Ed Blohm Wilmington, OH

Might be somewhat short term (?), but search for Coronavirus Tracing Jobs. I believe many will be home based and your background in healthcare should be a plus.

21 May 2020 Helpful answer

Advisor

Jason Hipp East Hartford, CT

United HealthCare might be an option; I know they have a huge Work At Home flexibility arrangement.

21 May 2020 Helpful answer

Advisor

Frank Nave Roanoke, VA

Lavonda - Allstate Insurance has a Military program for veterans and spouses. It has concentration in Sales and other positions. We have recruiters specific to this program. It can be contacted through our website: allstateveterans.com, or if you have additional questions I'll be glad to help you. Thank you, Frank

Advisor

Maxine Pearl Phillips McKoy Raleigh, NC

I agree with whole heartily the answer that was given above about devoting time to creating a career strategy and your ideal job description. Areas to consider are your geographic location, industry preferences, financial requirements range, current skill set, achievements that show your value, development need (new skills, etc.)., then comparing that to an open position. We both know that jobs are only about 60% of the actual job openings, so who you know and what you know are both essential. Be sure to parallel that to your job search/transition by expanding your network -I call this making every connection count. Here are some ways to make connections: Use LinkedIn, your contact list, peers, professors, community leaders, volunteer work, which are some ways to network. You now have the time to seek employment where you will be a good fit, and the company and responsibilities are a good fit for you.

Advisor

William Mejia Rockville, MD

Hi,

You can also take a look at careers with The Henry M. Jackson Foundation at HJF.org. We employ a great deal of military spouses and also provide support to our military in the form of military medical research in various areas.

Advisor

Jordie Kern Amherst, MA

We just launched a new work-from-home job platform exclusive for Military Veterans and Spouses. We can connect you with a variety of jobs from companies eager to hire from the military community. www.FreelanceVets.com

Advisor

Jeremy Hawks Cabin John, MD

Bigger companies have opportunities around the country and world. Post- COVID means that a lot of positions are remote-delivery eligible so moving is not an obstacle. Check out Booz Allen's MILSPOUSE program at https://www.boozallen.com/e/culture/veterans-and-military-families-find-a-home-at-booz-allen.html

Advisor

Joy Montgomery Pleasanton, CA

Just a couple jobs you can take with you anywhere - Virtual Assistant and Medical Billing. Not career dreams unless you decide to turn them into businesses that you own and hire other Military Spouses for.

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