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: Renee Tokach
Years as a military spouse:
Tell us your job title/profession:
Customer service support/medical
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?
Tell us one thing you love about your job.
Having a work family
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How did you get this position? Was it a resume, referral, job fair? Spill your magic.
Resume and a PCS move
What is your No. 1 tip for a military spouse on the hunt for a job?
Don’t give up and make sure all things on your resume are up to date.
How do you feel about failure?
No one likes failure, but sometimes it happens. You just have to get up and push forward.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced while trying to maintain a career while living the military lifestyle?
Moving so much. A lot of places don’t want to invest in a military spouse knowing that nothing is ever permanent.
What is the best piece of career advice you’ve ever received?
Never let someone tell you that you can’t do something.
Who is in your support squad and what role do they play in supporting your career?
My husband. He supports everything I do. I am also his biggest supporter.
Do you and your spouse or partner split household tasks?
Yes, every Saturday we clean the whole house together as we listen to music.
Tell us one piece of tech you couldn’t live without that isn’t your phone.
Must-have song on your productivity playlist?
If you had an extra hour in your day, what would you do with it?
Take time for me
If you were a superhero, what would be your super power?
To freeze time