Summer 2016

A Message From the Associate Director

SECO Program Director

In this issue, like every issue of the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities eNewsletter, we bring you the latest tools, resources and information to support you as you build your career. Whether that means finding an internship, writing a resume or connecting with potential employers, you’ll find it here.  

(Find out what’s in store.)

Military Spouse Spotlight

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We often hear from military spouses that the best career advice they receive is from other military spouses. So we offer the Military Spouse Spotlight, with real career advice from real military spouses. In this issue, the spotlight is on military spouse attorneys who have recently been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.  

(See what they have to say.)

Career Exploration

What Does Success Look Like?

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Writing a resume is probably the first hurdle you’ll face when you begin your job search. Jumpstart the process by reading sample resumes written from the perspective of a military spouse. With the MySECO Resume Builder, you can look over these samples, which include cover letters, and then build your own resume.  

(Create a winning resume.)

Employment Readiness

Help for Spouses on the Move and in Transition

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You already know how important flexibility is to military life – and in your career. Our resources, like certified Career Counselors, can help make the inevitable transitions a little easier. They are specifically designed to help military spouses navigate their careers as they also navigate their military lives.  

(Be ready for your next career move.)

Career Connection
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Featured Partner: JPMorgan Chase

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Military Spouse Employment Partnership employers — like JPMorgan Chase — have made a commitment to military spouses. And, like many of our partner companies, they go above and beyond the call by supporting programs that support the military community. (Check out this partner company.)

Education, Training and Licensing
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Get Work Experience While You’re Still in School

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Meaningful work experience can help you land that first job after you get your diploma. Experience can come in various forms — volunteer work, internships and federal work study. Call a certified Career Counselor at 800-342-9647.

Got Questions?

Our certified Career Counselors have answers – every other Wednesday at 3 p.m. Eastern time on LinkedIn.

Network With the Pros

Meet employers who have made the commitment to hire military spouses. They’re on LinkedIn every other Thursday at noon Eastern time.

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Get to Know SECO

Get to Know SECO

Join us the first Tuesday of each month for our Intro to SECO webinar and learn about all the free resources available to you.

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Upcoming Events

U.S. Chamber of Commerce hiring events offer a venue for military job seekers and their spouses to connect with employers.


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