If you are the spouse or child of a member of the military, you face special challenges in your job search because - every few years - you probably move to a new location because of a permanent change of duty station.
For the military member of your family, the PCS is just another work location with perhaps some change in duties and responsibilities. For you, this is the time for finding a new job in a new location. What fun! Or not...
In addition to the special challenges related to packing and moving every few years, you are also job hunting every few years.
The good news is that you are experiencing a wonderful opportunity to live in, and learn about, a new part of the USA or the world. This can be a big benefit for you, increasing your understanding of other cultures, other locations, and other people.
Moving so frequently also gives you the reason (excuse, sometimes?) to find a new job, perhaps even a new career, with a fresh start in a new location! On the other hand, it can also be tiring - the feeling of starting over, again and again, job hunting in a new location where your existing network of contacts may not have deep roots and your knowledge of the local job market is often very limited initially.
In this section of Job-Hunt, author, career coach, and Army wife, Military Spouse Job Search Expert Pamela M. McBride - who has lived through this experience many times - will help military spouses and other military family members with their job search in her articles.
Find links to Pamela's articles plus other information and resources in the "More on Military Family Job Search" box on the right.
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