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Aspirational vs. Objectively Achievable Goals

Goal setting is part of the New Year Tradition.  It is also a good business practice.  Too often the goals we set are aspirational versus objectively achievable.  For example: have a better work life balance, don’t stress too much and increase my income.  Ok as a start, but what is the measure for how you

Have a plan!

  Summit Wrap Up by MJ Boice If you weren’t able to attend NMSN’s Annual Military Spouse Career Summit last month, then you may have missed out on THE professional development event of the YEAR!  All professional development events should be sought out and soaked up every chance you get; but this wasn’t your average

Ten Tips for a Successful Transition (Learned the Hard Way)

Last week, I had the honor of participating in the #morethanaspouse Facebook party hosted by the National Military Family Association. By the time the party was over, I had answered nearly 300 questions on everything from careers, entrepreneurship to transition. An hour wasn’t quite long enough to share all the tips and thoughts about successful

Following along with a Tweetchat

Hopefully you’ve been following along with our monthly #NMSNcareers tweetchat covering everything from resumes to interviewing success. We’re so fortunate to have our NMSN resume expert, Amy Schofield and career coach, Sophia Marshall share their extensive knowledge with us. The next one is on August 6th and is all about the Art of Following Up.

Getting Hired!

The following recap of the Getting Hired! panel is provided by Julie Waters, our own NMSN HR expert. Finding Military Spouse Friendly Employers On Saturday, October 11, I had the honor of participating on a panel speaking to a group of NMSN Members and other military spouses.  My fellow panelists were Meg O’Grady, Vice President, Business

Meaningful Careers for Military and Veteran Spouses

When it came time to select a keynote speaker to kick off our Career Summit day of professional development, it was a no brainer. Rosye Cloud, the Senior Advisor for Veteran Employment (Veterans Benefits Administration) just gets it. We wish everyone in our community could have been there to hear her insights and lessons learned,

Connecting Employers with Military Spouses and Veterans

Congratulations to our sponsor, USAA on the launch of their Employer Road Map that will provide employers the: tools, advice and resources they need to help them recruit and retain veterans and military spouses. Released by the US Chamber of Commerce and powered by USAA, this FREE resource “will be especially helpful to businesses who may lack the human resources infrastructure to recruit and hire veterans”

Welcome Back USAA!

We’re so pleased to welcome back USAA as a gold level sponsor for this year’s event! In addition to the fantastic banking and insurance products as well as the financial readiness resources they provide our military community, they are leaders when it comes to hiring veterans and military spouses. Interested in learning more about their

Find a Job

Let’s face it, when it comes to the job search, we’re all looking for shortcuts and a silver bullet answer to the question, “Where are all the jobs?!?!”.  Thanks to our NMSN HR expert, Julie Waters who shared this list of 50 niche job boards.  Whether you’re looking for a job in the advertising, tech,