In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 6, we recognize the spouses who support our service members in countless ways every day. Due to the challenges inherent in being married to someone in the military – from deployments to frequent moves – spouses are often the leader in a family and even a community. As a result, they are in a position to lead and manage in a third area: the workplace.
If you've found employers are hesitant to hire you, get out there and network. Networking is something you likely do often as a military spouse already. It may just be that you need to reframe how you think about events and let yourself be open to opportunity should it come your way. In order to accomplish this, you'll need to think about how to introduce yourself, putting yourself and your career goals first.