Referral Available for Military Spouse Professional: PRESSED


Company: Pressed

Location: All Positions are Remote

Job Overview: 

Pressed is looking to add to their creative team! This is a subcontract or possible freelance­-to-­hire position. Freelancers with exceptional performance and skills required for in­house positions will have the opportunity to join their permanent creative team as positions become available.

Pressed is looking for motivated, creative, collaborative individuals. They believe in building a team that resembles their brand and their values.


● Adhere to tight deadlines and quick turnarounds on edits and corrections

● Work with both print and digital executions

● Produce high quality proofs for approval and final execution ensuring accuracy in color, copy, and design

● Present eye­catching mock­ups and presentation boards with an eye for detail

● Organize files correctly and efficiently according to the existing systems

Required skills: 

1) Extreme proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.

2) The ability to move from the creative concept to a final product

3) Comprehensive skills in core design principles such as typography, color and layout

4) Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities

5) Strong collaborative skills and work ethic

6) A minimum of 2 years of experience in graphic design

7) Flexible schedule with the availability to attend weekly and monthly scheduled calls and virtual meetings

8) An independent, motivated attitude and a desire to perform well as a member of a fast­paced, virtual team

Job Location:  This is a virtual position, with the caveat that all team members should be willing and able to work within reasonable business hours and turnaround times, taking into consideration the time zone(s) of team and clients.

Are you a Military Spouse interested in applying?


If you’re interested in more information and an direct introduction to the manager at Pressed, please email us.

Military Spouse’s Guide to Federal & Contractor Employment

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Not surprisingly, we get a lot of questions from Military Spouse professionals regarding Federal Employment. Working in the Federal sector can be a great career path for some and certainly offers some opportunity for portability.

For Military Spouses in particular, however, there are considerations that should be taken into account when deciding to pursue a federal job:

How do I decide if federal employment is right for me?

Am I guaranteed a position in our new location when we PCS?

Do I qualify for Military Spouse Preferece? Can I use it more than once?

How do I write a federal resume?

In 2013, with generous sponsorship from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, In Gear Career published the Military Spouse’s Guide to Federal & Contractor employment.

The guide is available to download free!

Download the guide here


Have you used Military Spouse Preference? Do you have additional questions regarding federal employment we can answer? Leave a comment!

In Gear Career is an Official Partner of LeanIn.Org


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In Gear Career is excited to announce that we are officially a partner of LeanIn.Org.

LeanIn.Org, the women’s nonprofit founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, is a community committed to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their ambitions.

Through this partnership, the more than 20 Chapters of In Gear Career will have the ability to start Lean In Circles—small peer groups that meet regularly to learn and grow together—and lead their membership, both women and men, through expert lectures, discussion guides and professional development exercises exclusive to members of the Lean In community.

“In Gear Career believes passionately that Military Spouse Professionals have the ability to maintain a professional career alongside their service member, but we recognize that it takes a certain amount of creativity, passion and grit to do so. We’re very excited that LeanIn.Org and the tools that they are providing our chapters will help us continue that mission.” –Amanda Patterson Crowe, Executive Director, In Gear Career

The official partner page for In Gear Career can be found at:

Stay tuned here and on social media to learn more as this partnership unfolds!

A Letter From Our Executive Director


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I have had the pleasure of serving as the Executive Director of In Gear Career for just over a year now. I have been absolutely mind-blowingly amazed at the talent, creativity and just plain grit I’ve found in this community of career-minded Military Spouses.

Here are a few things I’ve learned on this journey:

  1. For a good number of military spouses, traditional programs aren’t a good fit. Many do great work and serve a wonderful purpose, but with daytime events, career-minded Military Spouses can’t make it work.
  1. Traditional employment services for Military Spouse also leave something to be desired. Again, many do good work, but with a focus on entry-level and hourly positions, Spouses looking to maintain positive career progression aren’t likely to find much benefit from the job boards and “click here” websites most programs encourage.
  1. Networking works. Technology is great, but we really encourage as much in –person networking as you can manage. Haven’t you said a million times, “I know I could get the job if I could just talk to a person!” So talk. Talk to everyone about your professional goals and let your network work for you.

If numbers one and two above speak to you, In Gear Career is what you’re looking for. I don’t have a magic answer that will make appropriate jobs appear in all of your duty stations, and I can’t guarantee you the job search will become easy. What I can offer is a community of career-minded Military Spouses who are willing to fight WITH you and FOR you to make your career goals attainable.

I can promise you that our chapters will work to make connections in your community to create and maintain a living-breathing network of professional contacts that may just lead you to your next employer. A network that will last longer than the tenure of any one Military Spouse.

Looking back now I realize I shouldn’t have been surprised at the talent, creativity and grit I found in the Military Spouse community —why wouldn’t the best and brightest of today’s military marry partners that equal them in intelligence, resiliency and drive?

Keep Fighting,

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Amanda Patterson Crowe

Executive Director

In Gear Career


Job Referral: Systems Engineer, Avening Tech

Company: Avening Tech

Position: System Engineer

Location: Honolulu, HI

Job Description:

Performs as Systems Engineer/Systems Administrator of GCCS-J COP and I3 suite for AOC systems. Responsible for overall GCCS-J systems maintenance, troubleshooting and support for engineering solutions.

– Provides Tier 1 IT support and trouble call resolution. Resolves trouble calls; in person, over phone and through email. Maintains operational integrity of GCCS-J COP and GCCS-J I3 systems for AOC. Performs setup of user accounts, perform computer re-imaging, and data backup and restoration. Performs installation of software, software patches, and security updates to client systems. Loads, configures, and optimizes Solaris10 operating systems. Reviews, monitors, and analyzes system logs, and diagnoses and resolves related technical issues and deficiencies. Manages user network shares, permissions, and quotas and manage network printers and scanners. Assists in the accumulation, consolidation and documentation of proposed changes to GCCS-J I3 Support site configuration management activities by maintaining and providing GCCS-J I3 software, hardware, and configuration information

-Performs periodic database backups and database recoveries. Loads new databases reinitialize and reload databases as required. Monitors database performance and database storage allocations and maintains database configuration and parameter tables.

– Plans major server and system upgrades and integration and provides subject matter expertise for server-related issues and identify solutions to complex technical problems and requirements. Supports, configures, optimizes, and resolves issues related to Solaris 10, Sybase, and Web logic servers. Develops, tests, supports, configures, secures, optimizes, and resolves issues related to Server and Client System Loads and Login Scripts. Supports, configures, optimizes, and resolves issues related to Server Backups. Supports, configures, optimizes, and resolves issues related to Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Network Attached Storage (NAS). Supports, configures, optimizes, and resolves issues related to VMware virtual servers and Citrix XenApp and XenServer. Provides integrated solutions using: Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Windows and Office software, server platforms, VMware, Citrix XenApp, and Microsoft Exchange Server and researches and provide solutions to complex technical issues

– Ensures servers are in compliance with DOD IA requirements and update servers that are not in compliance and reports suspicious activities identified through monitoring logs and audit files.


Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance

8570 Certification (Security+ or higher)

Degree and 4+ years’ experience

Demonstrated experience with GCCS-J I3 and COP, Unix/Solaris 10 and MS Windows.

Are you a Military Spouse interested in applying?


If you’re interested in more information and an direct introduction to the hiring managers, please email us.