Career/Education Veterans

The U.S. Department of Labor Gold Card

  On August 5th 2011, President Obama announced a comprehensive plan to lower veterans’ unemployment and to ensure that service members leave the military career-ready. The announcement included several initiatives including the creation of a suite of Gold Card services for veterans. The Gold Card provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the intensive and follow-upContinue Reading “The U.S. Department of Labor Gold Card”

Career/Education Deployment/PCS National Guard/Reserve

Moving On….

A large part of our lives is ending. We are closing the doors completely on that day we said goodbye to each other and entering a new and exciting part of our lives. I can clearly recall the day that my husband’s orders for a 12 month deployment landed in my mailbox. I was stillContinue Reading “Moving On….”

Career/Education Homefront

The Never-ending Job Hunt

“Two great jobs….why did you leave before you had been there a year?” “You just moved to the area and your husband is in the Marine Corps…so that means you’ll move again soon, right?” “We once had a Marine spouse work for us – when her husband deployed, it became an issue.” These are allContinue Reading “The Never-ending Job Hunt”

Career/Education Homefront

Balancing My Time

In this crazy day and age full of another thing to do, another place to go, and another person to see we often find ourselves trying to pick between this that and the other thing to make it all fit into our days. Lately I have found that I have really had to balance myContinue Reading “Balancing My Time”