Not Just Another Milspouse Conference

Thank you to NMSN member, MJ Boice for sharing her biggest takeaways from the 2016 Military Spouse Career Summit…. When career professionals attend a professional development conference of any sort, we typically expect to see the usual suspects and activities. Networking events,

Assess Your Achievements and Update Your Resume

The first step to goal setting is to assess where you are. What are you most proud of this past year both personally and professionally? Did you take on any additional responsibility this year? How did you take initiative in your job?

Don’t Get Overwhelmed!

The key to achieving big picture goals lies in the development and accomplishment of smaller, work horse goals along the way. For example, let’s say you want to land a new and improved job in 2016. That’s a big picture goal. To

Benchmark goals

Make sure 2016 is a good year by setting aside some time early in January to set your monthly and quarterly benchmark goals. Also, be sure to mark your calendar with important dates for submitting required state paperwork and filing monthly or

Have a plan!

  Summit Wrap Up by MJ Boice If you weren’t able to attend NMSN’s Annual Military Spouse Career Summit last month, then you may have missed out on THE professional development event of the YEAR!  All professional development events should be sought

Ten Tips for a Successful Transition (Learned the Hard Way)

Last week, I had the honor of participating in the #morethanaspouse Facebook party hosted by the National Military Family Association. By the time the party was over, I had answered nearly 300 questions on everything from careers, entrepreneurship to transition. An hour

Getting a Headstart on 2015

It seems almost too crazy to believe, but January is right around the corner and with that comes a fresh new year. Resolutions are all well and find, but when it comes to your career, don’t leave anything to chance. Make sure

Getting Hired!

The following recap of the Getting Hired! panel is provided by Julie Waters, our own NMSN HR expert. Finding Military Spouse Friendly Employers On Saturday, October 11, I had the honor of participating on a panel speaking to a group of NMSN Members

Meaningful Careers for Military and Veteran Spouses

When it came time to select a keynote speaker to kick off our Career Summit day of professional development, it was a no brainer. Rosye Cloud, the Senior Advisor for Veteran Employment (Veterans Benefits Administration) just gets it. We wish everyone in

Why are they ignoring your resume?

Any job seeker knows the frustration of finding the dream job and laboring over the perfect resume only to hear nothing. I’m not sure any of us has definitively cracked the code on what gets your resume to the top of the