NextGen MilSpouse is going beyond traditional career tips and tricks for military spouses! We are sharing the real stories of working military spouses (just like you!) and their professional success stories on Wednesdays.
Name: Lynn Black
Years as a military spouse: 3
Tell us your job title/profession:
Marketing Manager Co-founder/owner
Is this full-time, part-time, hourly, contract or freelance work?
How long have you been working in this career field?
Do you work in an office, telecommute from home (or Starbucks), or a little bit of both?
Office and home
How did you get this position? Was it a resume, referral, job fair? Spill your magic.
Resume and began networking to find my own clients.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced while trying to maintain a career while living the military lifestyle?
Maintaining long term success/employment. Retaining clients can be difficult when moving so much.
Tell us one thing you love about your job.
The ability to help start-up businesses thrive online and grow.
Share your best life-hack for saving time or sanity during the work week:
Force yourself to take mini breaks every few hours. Take a 10-15 minute break and relax. Don’t sweat the small stuff because in the end it usually works itself out.
Do you and your spouse or partner split household tasks? How do you do it?
When he is in port he helps with the cleaning and cooking but we both split the tasks equally because we are a team.
Tell us one piece of tech you couldn’t live without:
Any Apple product!
Favorite app for making the most of your day?
Must-have song on your productivity playlist?
Dave Matthews/2000s hip hop
What is your No. 1 tip for a military spouse on the hunt for a job?
Be honest about your lifestyle and schedule and recognize when the job in reality will not work for you and your family. Many spouses feel they have to force jobs to work which can put a major strain on the family.