Remote Work for Military Spouses: Find and Grow Your Meaningful Mobile Career
by Laura Briggs
“… the guide military spouses have been waiting for … a step-by-step instructional manual … Military spouses who pick up this book will learn the importance of knowing what they want out of remote and flexible work, how to search for and apply for remote jobs … manage expectations with their employer, and how to excel and grow in their new work environment …”
—Danielle Lankford, milspouse employment advocate, 2020-2021 AFI Hill AFB Spouse of the Year
There are many rewards in military life, but maintaining meaningful employment can be challenging when you frequently relocate for your service member’s next assignment. Military spouses often experience interruptions in valuable work experience, missed advancement opportunities, recertification challenges, and what can seem like a never-ending job search.
Remote Work for Military Spouses offers a practical road map for military spouses to achieve career continuity, financial stability, and fulfilling work amidst a mobile military lifestyle.Includes strategies and tips for:
- Discerning if remote work is right for you
- Assessing your skills and defining your goals
- Finding the right positions for your interests and lifestyle
- Creating effective application materials and preparing for remote interviews
- Establishing your home office and virtual communication processes
- Planning professional development to grow your meaningful mobile career
“… emphasizes the importance of self-assessment, having the necessary tools to land a remote job, and how to do well in the interview process … advice for advancing in your own career and minding the ethics around remote work situations … spot-on and timely tips …”
—Janet Farley, EdM, author, Mission Transition: Managing Your Career and Your Retirement
Laura Briggs is a digital marketing expert, freelance writer, and the founder of Operation Freelance, a national nonprofit teaching military spouses how to break into freelancing. Her experience managing her career while moving frequently as a military spouse inspired her book Remote Work for Military Spouses: Find and Grow Your Meaningful Mobile Career. Passionate about connecting military spouses with meaningful career options no matter where they live, Laura is also a two-time TEDx speaker and the author of Six Figure Freelancer & How to Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business.
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