One of the most well-known things about the military is that if you join, you will be moving -a lot. And with you comes your spouse and children. As a military spouse, it can be difficult to find a long-term position. In this post, we’re sharing a list of job ideas that move with you. So, when your military spouse gets orders to move again, you won’t have to start a job hunt.
The first option you should consider is a virtual (or remote) position; most people with a virtual position get to work from home. Increasingly, employers have virtual workforces (WilsonHCG is one of them!). The benefits of pursuing a remote position include flexible hours, no commute and you can take the job with you when you relocate. Flexible working also helps to improve retention rates, and a report by the International Workplace Group revealed that 89% of those surveyed believe flexible working helps their business to grow.
Some of the most popular remote jobs include:
The rise of the gig economy
The talent landscape has changed in recent years and the competition for talent is at an all-time high, so the use of contingent labor has soared as it helps to alleviate some of the talent challenges that organizations face.
Many employers now offer short-term or temporary roles, regardless of industry. In fact, it’s so popular now that according to a study by UpWork, around 57.3 million Americans are freelancing. This is equivalent to 36% of the workforce and they contribute approximately $1.4 trillion to the economy (a rise of nearly 30% since last year). The rise of the gig economy and the ability (and increased desire) for flexible and remote working has really changed the way employees view their relationships with employers. Contingent positions can last anywhere from one day to a few years. You can work with staffing agencies to help you find temporary or contract roles that fit best with your skills and experience.
The CareerOneStop website is also a useful site for military partners. It contains plenty of information about seeking employment, details about training programs and you can even search for jobs.
With the variety of things military spouses have to worry about, having your own job and keeping it shouldn’t be one of them! Hopefully, with these tips, you will be able to find a rewarding position that will move with you and your military family.
Tiffany Heineman is a recruitment consultant at WilsonHCG; she joined the company in June 2018. She has a large network of friends and family who have been in the military and helping those in uniform is one of her passions.