FAMILYGRAM 05-11 – SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT

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RMKS/1.  FINDING EMPLOYMENT OR ADVANCING A CAREER CAN BE DEMANDING FOR ANYONE, 
BUT WITH THE MOBILITY OF THE NAVY LIFESTYLE, IT PRESENTS UNIQUE CHALLENGES FOR 
NAVY SPOUSES.  IN THIS FAMILYGRAM, WE WILL FOCUS ON A FEW RESOURCES AVAILABLE 
TO FAMILY MEMBERS.

    A.  MILITARY SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (MSEP).  THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT 
LAUNCHED A NEW PARTNERSHIP ON JUNE 29, 2011, DESIGNED TO CREATE MEANINGFUL, 
LONG-TERM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR MILITARY SPOUSES BY CONNECTING THEM 
WITH EMPLOYERS. THESE EMPLOYERS ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING THE ESSENTIAL 21ST 
CENTURY WORKFORCE SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES MILITARY SPOUSES POSSESS.  MICROSOFT, 
HOME DEPOT, STARBUCKS AND THE NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ARE JUST A FEW OF THE 
OVER 60 COMPANIES THAT HAVE PLEDGED THEIR SUPPORT. THE MILITARY ONESOURCE 
SPOUSE CAREER CENTER AND THE FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTERS (DISCUSSED IN 
MORE DETAIL BELOW) PROVIDE PERSONAL ASSISTANCE TO AID SPOUSES IN BECOMING 
COMPETITIVE, JOB READY APPLICANTS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MSEP AND TO VISIT 
THE JOBS BOARD, GO TO:
WWW.MILITARYONESOURCE.COM/MOS/FINDINFORMATION/CATEGORY/MILITARYSPOUSEEDUCATION
ANDCAREER/MSEP.ASPX.

    B.  FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER (FFSC).  YOUR LOCAL FFSC PROVIDES 
WORKSHOPS AND INDIVIDUALIZED ASSISTANCE WITH JOB SEARCHES. WITHIN THE FAMILY 
EMPLOYMENT READINESS PROGRAM (FERP), THE FFSC PROVIDES NAVY FAMILY MEMBERS 
WITH NO COST CONSULTATIONS FROM ON-SITE, SPECIALLY TRAINED EMPLOYMENT EXPERTS.  
THE GOAL IS TO HELP FAMILY MEMBERS WITH THEIR JOB SEARCH, PARTICULARLY AS THEY 
ARE IMPACTED BY THE CHANGES IN THE ECONOMY AND LABOR MARKET CONDITIONS.
ALTHOUGH FERP IS NOT A JOB PLACEMENT SERVICE, ITS EMPLOYMENT  PROFESSIONALS 
OFFER FAMILY MEMBERS VALUABLE EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS 
THAT INCLUDE  TOPICS ABOUT LAUNCHING A JOB SEARCH, CAREER PLANNING, RESUME 
WRITING, INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES,  FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION, CONDUCTING 
SELF-ASSESSMENTS AND VOCATIONAL TESTS.  IF YOU DON'T LIVE NEAR AN FFSC, SOME 
SERVICES, SUCH AS COACHING AND RESUME REVIEWS, CAN BE DONE OVER THE PHONE OR 
VIA E-MAIL.  VISIT THE FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS WEBSITE AT 
WWW.FFSP.NAVY.MIL.

   C.  THE MILITARY SPOUSE CORPORATE CAREER NETWORK (MSCCN) IS A NONPROFIT 
CORPORATE DIRECT-HIRE AND TRAINING PROGRAM SUPPORTED BY A NATIONWIDE NETWORK 
OF EMPLOYERS. IT IS OPERATED UNDER CONTRACT BY DOD AND CONTAINS INFORMATION ON 
EVERYTHING FROM JOB SEARCHES TO CAREER ADVICE. THROUGH MSCCN, YOU WILL WORK 
WITH AN APPLICANT SPECIALIST, HAVE ACCESS TO VIRTUAL AND LIVE WORKSHOPS AND 
MORE.  GO TO WWW.MSCCN.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION.

    D.  MILITARY ONESOURCE (MOS) SPOUSE CAREER CENTER (SCC).  THE SCC  
OFFERS MILITARY SPOUSES COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TO 
SUPPORT THE PURSUIT OF PORTABLE CAREERS. CONSULTANTS WORK WITH SPOUSES TO 
EXPLORE CAREER OPTIONS, CREATE A  PLAN OF ACTION THAT CONSIDERS FINANCIAL AID 
OPTIONS, EDUCATION AND TRAINING RESOURCES,  CREDENTIAL/LICENSE INFORMATION, 
AND (FOR ELIGIBLE SPOUSES) THE MILITARY SPOUSE CAREER ADVANCEMENT  ACCOUNTS 
PROGRAM (MYCAA).  THE CONSULTANTS WILL ALSO HELP SPOUSES PERFECT RESUMES AND 
HONE INTERVIEWING SKILLS.  SCC CONSULTANTS HELP SPOUSES GET THE RIGHT JOB, IN 
THE RIGHT CAREER, BY LEVERAGING  EXISTING RESOURCES SUCH AS MSEP, USAJOBS.GOV 
AND CAREER ONE STOP.  ALL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE 24/7 BY PHONE AT 1-800-342-
9647 OR ACCESSING WWW.MILITARYONESOURCE.COM AND GOING TO THE CAREER AND 
EDUCATION TAB AND CLICKING SPOUSE CAREER CENTER.

    E.  CAREER ONE STOP.  CAREER ONE STOP IS A DEPARTMENT OF LABOR-SPONSORED 
WEBSITE OFFERING INFORMATION ON OCCUPATIONS, PAY AND BENEFITS, SELF-
ASSESSMENTS, CAREER RESOURCES, AND WORK FORCE SERVICES LOCATORS.  GO TO 
WWW.CAREERONESTOP.ORG/MILITARYSPOUSE.

    F.  MILITARY HOMEFRONT.  THE MILITARY HOMEFRONT WEBSITE PROVIDES IMPORTANT 
SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION THROUGH ITS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) 
PAGES AT WWW.MILITARYHOMEFRONT.DOD.MIL/TF/SPOUSEEMPLOYMENT (LOWERCASE) AND 
WWW.MILITARYHOMEFRONT.DOD.MIL/TF/SPOUSEEMPLOYMENT/BENEFITS (LOWERCASE).

    G.  FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT.  FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT WITHIN 
THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DON), VISIT THE DON CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES 
WEBSITE AT WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/DONHR/EMPLOYMENT/MILSPOUSES/PAGES/DEFAULT.ASPX.
HERE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOU AS A MILITARY SPOUSE AND A LINK 
TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL JOBS WEBSITE, USAJOBS.

    H.  TURBOTAP.  ACCESS ON-DEMAND COURSES VIA YOUR CAREER DECISION TOOLKIT 
TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE AND BECOME PREPARED FOR TRANSITION INTO THE CIVILIAN 
WORKFORCE.  LIVE ON-LINE LEARNING IS AVAILABLE FOR SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR 
FAMILIES.  ATTEND A SESSION FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME OR ANYWHERE 
BROADBAND INTERNET AND PHONE ARE AVAILABLE. REGISTER FOR SESSIONS AT 
WWW.TURBOTAP.ORG.

2.  LINKS ARE OFFERED AS A CONVENIENCE AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES.  THEIR 
INCLUSION HERE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OR AN APPROVAL BY THE 
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY ON ANY OF THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR OPINIONS OF THE 
EXTERNAL PROVIDERS.  THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY BEARS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR 
THE ACCURACY OR THE CONTENT OF EXTERNAL SITES.

3.  POINT OF CONTACT:  MS. BETTY TALLEY, OPNAV N135F, AT (901) 874-4299/DSN 
882 OR E-MAIL BETTY.TALLEY(AT)NAVY.MIL.

4.  RELEASED BY MS. STEFFANIE B. EASTER, N1 (ACTING).//

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