Entering the work force after staying home for a few years can be a daunting experience. Sure you may joke around about the different titles you carry (personal chef, taxi driver, laundry and cleaning attendant, nurse, etc…) but, making that leap back into the 9-5 daily grind again can cause anxiety.
Everything from the job search to the actual interview can be intimidating if you haven’t had to go through it in a while. The key to landing a successful interview is in your resume.
Potential employers may look at your resume and notice the gaps between employment dates. When this happens, the question then becomes “how do I fill in those gaps?”
Guest Contributor, Lori Volkman, 2013 Navy Spouse of the Year & MSOY Nominee
It’s no easy road when you decide you want to be a lawyer. Law school requires a lot of focused dedication, a lot of money, and a lot of family sacrifice. I’m pretty sure my husband ate peanut butter and jelly for three years straight. For all three meals. One day during my first year in law school I came home in a sleep-deprived state, sat in the middle of the kitchen floor, and started crying. In typical military fashion my husband only stared at me and offered his most consoling, “if it was easy everyone would do it.” It was harder than I ever expected.
But for military spouses, it’s a sacrifice that must look even more insurmountable: after three years of law school, there will be three moves, three different bar exams, and three thousand dollars for each state license. All that work will produce a “seasoned” lawyer with no job, no partner track, no client list, and $100,000 or more in school debt. It just doesn’t seem worth it.
But all of that is changing, thanks to the volunteer efforts of military spouses. [Read more…]
Healthy Body Healthy Life is a non-profit organization which began a little over a year ago at Maxwell Air Force Base. Stemming from a wellness idea for military spouses scribbled on a napkin, HBHL started with a group of five women practicing yoga together and in less than a year grew to a community of over 100 members. [Read more…]
NextGen MilSpouse is excited to share our interview with Krystel Spell, military spouse entrepreneur and the creative mind behind the widely popular milspouse blog, ArmyWife 101. Krystel is a featured parent contributor on CNN HLN’s “Raising America” a news series that discusses current events from a parent’s perspective. Find out how she went from military spouse to blogger to parent panelist on a nationally televised cable news outlet….and most importantly, what she has to say to you about achieving your dreams. [Read more…]
Guest contributor Andrea Schmidt from Happy Here blog
Have you ever been on a teeter-totter with someone much smaller than you, perhaps a younger sibling or kid you were babysitting? You probably spent a lot of time on the ground with your butt in the sand popping up every once and a while if you muster up your energy and use all of the muscles in your legs. [Read more…]
My name is Ashley Chubrik, and I am excited to share a career opportunity that is the perfect fit for military families. Rodan + Fields is a skincare company that founded by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields – the doctors who created Proactiv.
You’ve heard of Proactiv, right?
Well, what they did for acne they are now doing for aging and sun damaged skin – the biggest piece of the skincare pie! They started out selling in high end retail stores like Nordstrom – where they were the #1 clinical skincare brand – but have recently changed to a direct to consumer model in order to reach more people.