As we are going through difficult times, practicing your resiliency becomes more and more important. Please check out the following website if you would like to learn more about resiliency, and how you can improve your skills.
The Virtual Military Spouse Symposium hosted by the DoD SECO program is just around the corner! Registration is now open to military spouses!
Event Dates: Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, 2020.
- This event is FREE!
- Registrants can attend any or all of the eight interactive sessions
- Each session is designed exclusively for military spouses on a variety of career development topics
- Facebook Live session with an MSEP employer will close out each day
- Wednesday will feature a hiring manager from Starbucks
- Thursday, will feature Taya Kyle from the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
No matter where you are in your career, this two-day event can help you imagine where your career path can go and help you build a plan to achieve that vision!
Please see information below from our partners at MSEP.
SECO Virtual Military Spouse Symposium – April 29 & 30, 2020 – https://www.facebook.com/events/939066229841908/ – More information to be added soon.
Military Spouse Employment Program (MSEP) Spotlights
FREE FlexJobs 60 minutes video Webinar Recording for Military Spouses: Finding Flexible and Remote Jobs That Travel with. FlexJobs and its partners at Military Families magazine hosted a free informative webinar on remote work trends for military spouses. This 60-minute video covers the flexible and remote job market, what flexible jobs actually are, top fields for flexible and remote work, and how to avoid scams. FlexJobs experts also discuss “how to position yourself for flexible work in terms of skills and resume tips.
To view the event, click on the following link: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/military-spouse-webinar-v2/
NOTE: While this is a free event, membership to FlexJobs does have a cost associated with it. Military spouses can get up to 50% off FlexJobs memberships by using code: MILSPOUSE when registering to take advantage of the discount. (The cost for registration is solely an option and any payment/fees for Flexjobs services is not endorsed by the Federal government).
MSEP employer, Concentrix vowed to hire 10,000 military veterans and spouses by 2024: https://www.kxxv.com/news/local-news/concentrix-says-they-will-hire-10-000-veterans-and-military-spouses-by-2024
LinkedIn Premium for Military Spouses
The SECO program is excited about their partnership with LinkedIn’s Military and Veterans Program. All Military spouses are eligible for a one-year upgrade to LinkedIn Premium at no cost. For more information regarding the partnership, please visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/content/view/8256.
The LinkedIn fact sheet (PDF) is available at the following link: https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/content/general/368
SECO/MSEP Social Media
Resource links to the SECO/MSEP Program
Spouse Ambassador Network: https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/content/view/1494
Additional SECO resources
FREE comprehensive counseling services from certified career counselors: 800-342-9647. Coaches are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Saturday. https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/home/secocounseling.
Education, Training & Licensing: identify education paths, education planning and budgeting for school, assessments, college exploration, license information https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/content/general/47
Employment Readiness: resume toolkit, enhance skills, manage challenges, financial planning, employment regulations, entrepreneurship https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/content/general/72
Career Connections: “Using the MSEP Job Search to find your next career” collateral material on the SECO Information Hub https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/content/general/367
Specialty Career Packages https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/content/view/3898
SECO resources for virtual positions:
Four Tips to Find Virtual Jobs https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/content/view/1441
Requesting Telework from your Current Employer https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/content/view/4902
Workplace Flexibility Toolkit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/content/view/4903
MyCAA: MyCAA Website Update
The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) website has moved to the following web address: https://mycaa.militaryonesource.mil
Currently, the MyCAA website is available to military spouses. However, when accessing the MyCAA website you will be asked to “Select a Certificate”. You must click “Cancel”. This will allow you to login utilizing your DS Logon Account. This is only a temporary step as we work to eliminate the “Select a Certificate” prompt.
Military OneSource Resources https://www.militaryonesource.mil/
Military OneSource – State Consultant Brochure https://download.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Brochures/MOS-OutreachServices.pdf
Military OneSource – Transition Flier https://download.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Fliers/MOS-Flier-SpouseRelocationTransition.pdf
Tools for Your Best MilLife Flier https://public.militaryonesource.mil/products?type=Fliers%7Cproduct_id=506
Military OneSource Resilience Tools for military spouses: MilitaryOneSource-Resilience Tools
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Military OneSource expanded eligibility for military spouses
Eligibility for Military OneSource services, including the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, is now extended from 180 days to 365 days for spouses after their active-duty and reserve-status service member transitions from the military. Transitioning from military life into the civilian world can be a challenging process, requiring time and support to make the necessary adjustments for the entire family. This extension of services reinforces the Military OneSource promise to be the one source ready to assist service members and families, providing the resources needed to succeed in every stage of life. For more information about this update, please visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/content/view/8317.