Military spouses have access to a free year-long LinkedIn Premium membership, thanks to a partnership between the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program and LinkedIn’s Military and Veterans Program.
Start your job hunt and build networks through LinkedIn, including access to LinkedIn’s vast online library with a learning path designed specifically for military spouses. Log into your MySECO account and complete a short training session – less than an hour – to gain access to these and other valuable resources and tools. A MySECO account is required to take advantage of this benefit.
Once you sign in or create a MySECO account, visit the MyTransition section to start the process. You will have the option to complete the required training in one of three ways:
- Schedule a session with a SECO career coach by calling Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or using the Live Chat feature on the MySECO website. Career coaches can help you maximize your online presentation and leverage special features on LinkedIn to make your application stand out.
- Register for an online live webinar that will provide guidance on how to leverage your LinkedIn Premium account.
- Take the Leveraging LinkedIn Premium self-paced training course on MilLife Learning for tips on how to maximize your LinkedIn Premium account. You can complete the training in one sitting, or return to it later.
When you complete your training, you’ll receive a confirmation code that will authorize your free LinkedIn Premium upgrade.
Once you access your LinkedIn account, join the Department of Defense military spouse LinkedIn group. Your membership in this exclusive LinkedIn group will signal your status as a military spouse to recruiters seeking to hire from the community, as well as connect you with other military spouses to grow your professional network.
Have you already taken advantage of this year-long upgrade to LinkedIn Premium and are looking to continue advancing your career as you face a military move? Spouses that are within six months of a PCS or separation from the military can access an additional year-long upgrade to LinkedIn Premium. Visit the MyTransition page of your MySECO account to complete the upgrade process. If you have questions or need additional assistance, call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or use the Live Chat feature on the MySECO website
For more information on accessing your free LinkedIn Premium upgrade and other SECO resources, check out the LinkedIn Premium fact sheet to see how you can get started.