The Marine Corps recently held their Community Services Military Spouses career advancement seminar, giving tips and lending a helping hand to families of those who have served in the Corps.
The seminar allows for family members, especially military spouses, to get help with their resume building, job applications, and using job search engines. Many military spouses have difficulty finding and holding a job due to the military lifestyle's constant shake-ups, so this service will help them secure the money they need to live.
Specifically, the seminar focused on the military's own job search website, helping the spouses learn how to navigate the site and build their resume to properly convince the HR staff working for the portal.
“We have not gotten a turnout like this before,” said Jennifer Ormsby, who oversaw the event. “FMEAP along with the New River Career Resource Center and the Transition Readiness office on Lejeune host similar courses on a monthly basis. These courses are open to spouses, family members and retirees.”
The event was visited by almost thirty spouses, and the staff consider it a success. They hope many more spouses join in the coming years to sharpen their skills and find work.