What was the last military spouse event you attended? There are so many military spouse-centered events each year, and it’s tough to decide which ones to attend. And some months, traveling away from family, home, and your spouse is easier. Others (like when your spouse is deployed or unable to take leave) are nearly impossible.
You’ve probably heard the term “networking.” The definition is simple, “to connect or operate with a network.” But what is this “network” and where can I find it? When I find it what do I do? Most importantly, why do I even need it? Truthfully, I never really truly understood the value of a network
Every year, we host our annual Military Spouse Career Summit in the DC area and every year we hear from military spouses who can’t make it to the East Coast who would love for us to bring the summit to their local area. We hear you and we’re thrilled to be able to announce that
Thank you to NMSN member, MJ Boice for sharing her biggest takeaways from the 2016 Military Spouse Career Summit…. When career professionals attend a professional development conference of any sort, we typically expect to see the usual suspects and activities. Networking events, resume workshops and key note speakers are the staples that we all come
The first step to goal setting is to assess where you are. What are you most proud of this past year both personally and professionally? Did you take on any additional responsibility this year? How did you take initiative in your job? Have you learned any new skills? Did you earn any certifications or licenses?
It’s a new year so it’s a great time to reflect on last year’s accomplishments and whether you met your goals or not. It’s easy to lament the missed targets, the stagnant revenue, or other challenges but it’s also dangerous to rest on your laurels and think everything is going great so there is no
The key to achieving big picture goals lies in the development and accomplishment of smaller, work horse goals along the way. For example, let’s say you want to land a new and improved job in 2016. That’s a big picture goal. To reach it, you need to accomplish little picture or “supporting role” goals in
At iRelaunch, one of our most important initiatives is the STEM Reentry Task Force we are co-leading with the Society of Women Engineers. We are working with seven engineering-based companies that form the founding membership of the Task Force, each of which has committed to pilot a reentry internship program for returning engineers over the
Need guidance on how to tackle your digital presence in 2016? The following tips are a great way to at least begin the process (you have to start somewhere). There are always new social media venues out there, but it always always better to diversify your portfolio, while focusing on the established platforms, before venturing
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