Charlene Wilde, Senior Vice President and Assistant Secretary, American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association (AAFMAA), knows what it means to be a working Military Spouse — from a couple of different perspectives: as a Veteran and as a MilSpouse. She shares her insights with heading back (or continuing on) in the workforce as a working parent, noting:

In life, things are often all about perspective. For military spouses, no matter your location, family situation or partner’s rank, considering employment options can be tricky and inspiration can come when you least expect it. In my case, an unfortunate tragedy opened me up to new opportunities to grow not only personally but also professionally.

Today, military spouses are lucky enough to live in a world where they have more opportunities for employment than ever before. This is due, in part, to a growth of online and part-time positions and recent executive actions which promote non-competitive hiring of military spouses. Every spouse’s situation is unique…

Charlene then shares tips “to help ease the process if you are considering entering the workforce”, including considering whether or not you’re actually ready to work; whether or not you understand yourself and the job market; and how can use your experiences as a Military Spouse and available resources to tell your story in an interview.

To find out how Charlene suggests you approach your job search, continue reading the full story.

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