The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities team will host the 2018 Virtual Military Spouse Symposium May 21-24, 2018. The four-day virtual symposium is designed to provide military spouses with up-to-date and relevant information related to career development, entrepreneurship, personal branding, military family well-being, employer connections and more. Check out some of the course offerings below, as well as ways Marine Corps Community Services can help supplement topics such as building your brand, planning your career path, and more.
SECO Virtual Symposium Tracks
Build Your Brand
Can’t attend these sessions? No problem! Reach out to your installation’s Family Member Employment Assistance (FMEAP) staff to take a resume or LinkedIn class in person to learn how to establish your personal brand in person and online. Want to learn more about LinkedIn now? Check out LinkedIn resources on MCCS Forward.
Want to learn more about resumes? Check out the following articles:
Get Started Writing Your Resume Today
What’s the Best Resume Format for You?
Seven Resume Mistakes that Might be Holding You Back
Six Tips for the Experience Section of Your Resume
Be Your Own Boss
Can’t attend? Reach out to your installation’s FMEAP or Transition Readiness staff to learn more about entrepreneurship. They can also help introduce you to Boots to Business an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The curriculum continuum includes steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan, and more.
Fill Your Job Toolbox
None of these work for you? No problem! Reach out to your installation’s FMEAP staff to talk about employment resources and learn about upcoming interview workshops and mock interview sessions. Want to learn more about interviews? Take a peek at the following articles:
Interviews: How to Prepare for Any Situation
How to Prepare for an Interview
Ten Interview Questions You Must be Prepared to Answer
In an interview, Always Reach for the STARS
After the Interview, What Next?
Your Family Matters
Want to know more? Reach you to your installation’s Marine Corps Family Team Building staff and consider attending their LifeSkills classes. Want to learn more about retirement planning? Reach out to your installation Personal Financial Management staff to schedule a 1:1.
Your Career Options
None of these work for you? No problem! Reach out to your installation’s FMEAP staff to talk about portable employment options and employment resources. Check out SECO’s articles Portable Career Paths and Finding Portable Employment Overseas.
Plan Your Path
None of these work for you? Learn how to jump start your job search by networking. If you want to learn more about federal employment, reach out to your installation’s FMEAP or Transition Readiness staff about attending upcoming federal employment workshops. Check out OPM’s virtual learning events.
You can also check out the following articles on education:
Family Member Employment Assistance Program offers a wide variety of services to ensure you are prepared in whatever it is you are seeking assistance with, whether it’s finding employment, going back to school, or even starting your own business.
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