Why Hire a Military Spouse?

Why Hire a Military Spouse?

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If you need some talking points for your next interview, check out CompTIA's blog. There's a post you will find helpful as it effectively answers the question, "Why Hire a Military Spouse?"

Here are some highlights of a recent RAND study, in conjunction with the National Defense Research Institute, that took a look at military spouse employment issues:
A Military Spouse:

  • Actually moves less than a traditional employee;
  • Is more likely to bring ethnic diversity to the workplace;
  • Is more educated than their average civilian counterpart -- many hold advanced degrees;
  • Stays with an employer as long or longer than a traditional employee;
  • Is part of a readily available workforce;
  • Claims responsibility for as much as 40 percent of the household income.

In addition, the military spouse embraces challenges, has emotional resilience, can deal with uncertainty and is comfortable with change.  They do not require benefits, are flexible, dedicated and loyal.

Read more: Step Up to Support our Military Spouses, Who Make Great Employees

by Nancy Hammervik
CompTIA Blog

See also...

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Military Life: The 7 Top Tips for Surviving The Rollercoaster

Here is some good advice for BOTH male and female military spouses. I especially like #6...NO drama!

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And the Winner Is...

ScholarshipWinner.jpg(The video is a little blurry due to some military spouse appreciation happening last night, but you'll be able to clearly hear who was selected as this year's winner.)

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the first ever Macho Spouse Scholarship Give-a-Way presented by the Sonoran Desert Institute! This year, every MachoSpouse.com member had a chance to win a free Gunsmithing Scholarship from SDI's School of Firearms Technology. Only one could win, and that's what sucks because several guys have shown a TON of passion and interest in this line of education. If you didn't win (tiny violins playing), don't worry because you may still be eligible for free tuition through the MyCaa grants. We recommend contacting SDI for more information and help with that process. If MyCaa isn't your thing, or your not eligible, SDI offers quite a few eBooks on gunsmithing that you can download for FREE from their website. Here are two of the more popular ones:



Again, these are FREE! Plus, they have a great YouTube channel filled with tutorials and such, AND we will continue to promote different gunsmithing “How To” videos on our site. SDI is trying hard to take care of ALL of us! (applause from the gallery)

Congratulations again to this year's winner and we hope everyone has a great Male Military Spouse Appreciation Day!



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