Military Spouse Discrimination Be Gone!

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Military spouse with long brown hair works at a fast food drive thru; repeating a question that is as repetitive as those she hears from employers because of military spouse discrimination.

Written by Gabriella LoBianco Graphics by Stephanie De Leon The Dreaded Question “Looks like you have moved around a lot. Can you explain why?” This may be a simple question to a lot of job applicants, but to a military spouse facing military spouse discrimination, it can be annoying to hear. It’s the equivalent to a McDonald’s worker constantly having … Read More

Your Personal Brand as a Military Spouse

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Woman is painting and thinking how she can create her personal brand identity.

Written by Gabriella Lobianco Graphic Design by Andrea Dove What is a Personal Brand? Your personal brand is how you tell others about yourself. It can be through clothes, skills, or anything that makes you, you. When you create your personal brand, you separate yourself from the next person. By being a military spouse, you’re even more unique than the … Read More

Should you put Your Milspouse Status on LinkedIn?

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A milspouse hides her service member spouse behind an umbrella.

Written by Jennifer Mayberry Graphic Design by Krystn Stockbridge Milspouse Applicants There are plenty of highly qualified milspouse applicants out there. Many have advanced degrees. In fact, many milspouses are overeducated and overqualified for the positions they get. Unfortunately, when military spouses apply to jobs that do match their qualifications, they often encounter a frustrating cycle of rejection based on … Read More

The Art of Social Media Marketing

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People in an art museum gather around the statue of Winged Venus.

Written by David Gilbert 4th Graphic Design by Sandi Brabaw The Social Media Marketing Plan Imagine the corporate world as one big art museum. Through social media marketing, you play the role of the artist. Meanwhile, everyone else is the art critics searching for the best artwork to display in their galleries. Your job is to sell your artwork to … Read More

Packaging Yourself for Freelance: Ready, Set, Go!

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A man deep in thought trying to decide if packaging himself for freelance is the right choice for him.

Written by Vidhya Padmanabhan Graphic Design by Gabby Kraus Packaging Yourself for Freelance in the Rising Market Did you know the freelance workforce is expected to rise to 43% by 2020? That’s right! Almost half of America will be engaged in some kind of consulting or freelance services. That’s why this is the perfect time to start thinking about packaging … Read More

How to be Successful in a Social Media Career

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Woman in teal shirt stands in front of Seattle skyline, envisioning applause for her social media career.

Written by Gabriella Lobianco Graphic Design by Andrea Dove Getting Started in a Social Media Career In today’s world, social media careers are one of the fastest growing fields. The objective of being in a social media career is to have your content reach the masses. So how does an individual become successful in this field? Together, we’ll learn more … Read More

Why you Need a Visual Identity for Your Personal Brand and how Stevie Nicks can Help

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Woman stands onstage telling jokes that no one finds funny. She needs a visual identity and a personal brand.

Written by Jennifer Mayberry Graphic Design by Krystn Stockbridge Visual Language. As job seekers today, we’re forced to compete for attention online. Standing out in the endless stream of words can be hard. Images, however, allow viewers to understand ideas in seconds. That’s why a visual identity can help people recognize your brand immediately and remember it later. Visual Identity … Read More

Writing your LinkedIn summary to get the ball rolling!

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LinkedIn Summary writing

 Written by: Vidhya Padmanabhan Graphics by: Gabby Krause HOW WRITING YOUR LINKEDIN SUMMARY CAN GET THE BALL ROLLING IN THE JOB MARKET Gone are the days when people looked for jobs in newspaper classifieds. Filling out online job applications is becoming outdated as well. There is a much better way to reach out to potential employers than wasting hours upon … Read More

Remote Work for Military Spouses

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an angry woman is packing her possessions as she's moving again

Written by David Gilbert 4th Graphics by Sandi Brabaw The Military Spouse Dilemma As a military spouse, you have it rough. Living your life constantly on the move can be stressful. Especially, when transfers can happen at any time. As a result of these transfers, gaining employment can be a challenge. However, remote work for military spouses can help ease … Read More

Having a Career Path as a Military Spouse

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As she wonders about her career path, a military spouse with reflective glasses sees a "Now Hiring" sign while clenching dog tags. The yellow "Now Hiring" sign is reflected in her glasses.

Written by Gabriella LoBianco Graphic Design by Andrea Dove Starting a Career Path No matter how big or small the career path, starting over can be terrifying. As a military spouse, not knowing when the next job will come can add uneasiness when thinking about your future. Luckily, there are resources that will lessen the blow of all of that. … Read More

7 Ways to Cure Job Interview Anxiety

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Doctor Cures Interview Anxiety

Written by David Gilbert 4th Graphic Designs by Krystn Stockbridge Take a Breath, You Passed the First Step Congratulations, you got the call back! All that time filling out job applications has paid off. And yet, you’re still struggling with job interview anxiety. Now, instead of filling out applications, it’s the job interview you’re worried about. Employers have job interviews … Read More

How to Avoid Bad Jobs

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Woman Flees from building where she has a bad job.

Written by Jennifer Mayberry Graphics by Krystn Stockbridge Bad Jobs; Bad Days   Most of us have had some bad jobs and sometimes even good jobs can have bad days. “It’ll be fun,” they said. “It’ll be like acting,” they said. Then a drunk customer walks up to you, grabs the side of your face and pulls it like she’s … Read More