One of the challenges of being a military spouse is that every few years you will probably be moving to a new location, resulting in a period of unemployment as you adjust to an unfamiliar area, start a job search and find a new job. Using the web-based tools in this guide may assist you in preparing before you move and shorten the time it takes to find employment once you've relocated to your new community. Three of the tools you may find most useful include the following:
America's Service Locator — Find the closest American Job Center location to apply for unemployment benefits and receive information on available employment and education opportunities.
CareerOneStop — Explore careers, find training, plan your job search and find local help.
Virtual Career Network — If you’re interested in a career in health care, transit or the green economy, visit this site for tools to help you prepare. Explore careers, identify education and training programs and search for local jobs.
Take some time to review the entire Electronic Tools Guide to make sure you find the tools best suited for you. You'll also find links to demonstrations that will provide more information on the tools and the best ways to use them.
Contact a SECO career coach at Military OneSource by calling 800-342-9647 or use the Live Chat feature on the MySECO website to discuss career or education choices, searching for a job or overcoming challenges. Coaches are available to review your resume, practice interviewing, discuss networking or help you strategize next steps.