It can sometimes be difficult to meet other career-minded military spouses. Military installations hold job fairs and other placement opportunities, but what about the opportunity to sit down with professional men and women that hold a job or seek one in the workforce?
There are some amazing associations out there that were created for working military spouses that every working military spouse should know. Here they are:
5 Associations for Working Military Spouses
In Gear Career
This organization was founded to support military spouses looking for more than a job. In Gear Career puts together a community of military spouses with the goal to help enrich and nurture career goals alongside their service members. They also share different networking opportunities on and around military installations.
They’ve built local chapters for those interested in networking and learning from others. If there isn’t a local chapter near you, they have a virtual chapter on Facebook that offers a wonderful platform to share experiences and ask questions.
National Military Spouse Network
It’s a challenge to maintain a career let alone one job when you’re a military spouse because of the constant PCSing. NMSN strives to give military spouses the resources they need to maintain a meaningful career by offering mentorship, education and empowerment.
Their 2017 Military Spouse Career Summit will be October 13 and 14 in Springfield, Va. There are also networking opportunities at NMSN’s Road Shows. The next one is scheduled for September 22 and 23 at Fort Walton Beach, Fl. Register today.
The MilSpo Project
The MilSpo Project was created to empower military spouses to pursue their passions and it also nurtures entrepreneurism for those that are interested in owning their own business. There are local chapters globally with lots of opportunity for growth if there isn’t a chapter near you.
Tickets are now on sale for The Milspo Project’s MilspoCON 2017. This year’s conference will take place in Wilmington, N.C., on October 5 and 6.
Military Spouse JD Network
Legal professionals struggle with different licenses, especially as each state has their local governance. The MSJD advocates for military spouse legal professionals to provide the information and resources they need to maintain a career.
Making the Right Moves is MSJDN’s annual professional development conference created for the specific needs of military spouse attorneys. This year marks the 5th annual conference that continues to connect and educate military spouses in the legal profession with the info and tools they need to succeed.
This year’s conference will be held on September 29 and 30 in Washington, D.C. Early bird tickets are now on sale. For more information, click here.
Blue Star Families
The beloved nonprofit organization that caters to the well-being of military families launched a wonderful program called Networks Live. Blue Star Families mentioned that up to 80% of jobs are acquired through networking. That’s an impressive number, so they wanted to create a program that would give the opportunity for military spouses to get together and learn from each other.
I attended the Networks Live event in Washington, D.C., and had a great time getting to know everyone and look forward to another local event. Sign-up to be the first to know about other local events or check online.