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

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NMFAlogo.jpgCalling All Male Military Spouses!

Large, national organizations are starting to take notice of male military spouses. The National Military Family Association recognized Macho Spouse and male military spouses in their latest eNewsletter.

This is more proof that people find our stories interesting, helpful and worthy of acknowledgment. Pretty cool being mentioned by a prestigious organization such as this.

Thank you Katie and the NMFA! (Click the NMFA logo to see the story.)

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Advice for the New 'Mr. Mom'

Winegar_2.jpgFor guys, staying at home with the kids can be unchartered territory. I think every stay at home dad approaches his role differently, and he conducts a lot of discovery learning to figure out what works best for him and his family. For this reason, I comprised a list of key points to advise fathers who are stepping into the role of "Mr. Mom." Although every family is different, I have to imagine seasoned stay at home dads will find my list relevant and in the ballpark of what to expect. If someone had given me a list like this nine years ago, it would have been helpful. Feel free to share your experiences and add some points that I didn't include to this discussion:



 

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