With nearly 70% of open jobs filled by referral, having a professional network is essential to a successful career, no matter what stage we’re in: actively looking for a new job, considering a return to the workforce in the near future, or happily employed.
The frequent relocations associated with the military lifestyle make it particularly challenging for career-minded military spouses to build this essential network of professional contacts—contacts that can open the door to unadvertised job openings.
Each time we PCS to a new duty station, we often have to start from scratch to find employment commensurate with advanced education and experience. And even though we may be surrounded by the spouse community at large, being a military spouse with career ambitions can sometimes be frustrating and isolating.
That’s why we’re here to help.
In Gear Career is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life, morale, and stability of military families by enabling military spouses to seek and obtain professional employment alongside their service members.
Through our local chapters, website, and social media channels, we offer career-minded military spouses like you opportunities to:
- build your professional network and advance your job search by connecting you with local business leaders
- expand your knowledge though career resources and professional development opportunities
- be a part of a supportive community of like-minded spouses to who understand the challenges of balancing a professional career with the demands of a military lifestyle.
You’ll find advice tailored to the needs of military spouse professionals, tips and tricks to help you get ahead in your career, and much more.
In Gear Career currently has more than 16 local chapters throughout the U.S. and Europe, with more planned for 2014.
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