Winter 2017

A Message from the Associate Director

SECO Program Director

With the new year comes new opportunities to succeed and thrive. C. Eddy Mentzer, Associate Director, Office of Family Readiness Policy, describes some of the programs and resources the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program will offer in 2017 to help you achieve your employment and career goals.

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Military Spouse Spotlight

Elizabeth Shaw SECO eNewsletter - winter 2017 edition

We often hear from military spouses that the best career advice they receive is from other military spouses. Here, you can read some of the recent great submissions we’ve received. These spouses share their stories and offer sound career advice.

(What military spouses have to say.)

Career Exploration

Making Military Moves Work for You

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Maintaining a career while moving with the military can be a challenge – that is a pretty well-known fact. Sometimes a lesser-known fact is that moving with the military can create some career opportunities you may never have dreamed of.

(We share one such story here.)

Employment Readiness

Spotlight on SECO/MSEP Partner Success

MSEP Partner

Rather than simply doing the right thing for military spouses and families, The Military Spouse Employment Partnership supports both employees and member companies so they can find and keep the best person for the job. 

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Career Connection
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Start Your New Year with a Career Assessment

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Self-assessments are powerful tools to help you explore the career or education path that best suits your personal journey. (Learn More.)

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Telework Opportunities Expand Within MSEP

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As more organizations join the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, they bring more telework opportunities. If you haven't seen it lately, review the list of companies offering telework. Need help finding the right job? Call a counselor at 800-342-9647.

Did You Know?

The Military Families Learning Network offers an array of webinars on topics from military caregiving to nutrition to personal finances.

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Connect on LinkedIn

You can connect with employers committed to hiring military spouses every other Thursday, noon to 12:30 p.m. Eastern, on LinkedIn.

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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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Intro to SECO

Intro to SECO

What can the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program do for you? Find out in one of our monthly webinars.

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