If you are a spouse of a servicemember or DOD employee, moving to an overseas location is commonly thought to mean certain death for your career prospects upon arriving. This grim assumption does not have to be true. Here are a few tips to ease your career transition when you move to Europe.
As exciting as living in Europe can be, the honeymoon phase tends to fade away for most spouses once they’ve realized how difficult it can be to progress in their career field.
First new orders, then movers, then a long plane ride and studying for a driver’s test. Finally, you are all settled and think that the final step — job searching — is easy, but soon discover the challenges of finding employment overseas.
Trying to maintain a career or find a new job with the uncertainty that comes with being a military spouse is hard. There are moves, deployments and last-minute orders galore! You’ve become accustomed to rolling with the punches but there are some ways to soften the blows.
Keep your child’s summer fun with programs available through Army Child, Youth and School Services and Force Support Squadron Youth Services!
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The last of the boxes have been taped and your household goods are on their way to a new installation. If you’re like a lot of mil spouses, that means you’re realizing that you have to start your job search all over, once again.
Just because you are moving overseas for your spouse's career does not mean you have to give up your dreams of working or pursuing higher education.  There are plenty of resources in England to help you take the next step forward.
Maybe you haven’t thought about what you’re going to do after the movers have come and gone and you’re on your way to your next installation. PCS season has enough of its own challenges, no matter if you’re staying CONUS or going abroad.
As a Human Resources major for both my undergraduate and graduate program, working on resumes was something we did often.
Sending your child off to college is an exciting but expensive time for families. If you are stationed in Europe, the cost of flights to and from school can be onerous. There is a benefit that helps our families stationed here in Europe with this added cost.
ERAU Career Services is a one-stop shop for ERAU students who want to find resources and tools for career opportunities. The assistance includes resume writing, career contacts and most importantly showcases industry partners who specifically recruit ERAU graduates.
Adjusting to moving abroad can be hard for families, especially spouses. Often the spouse leaves a respected career, business networks and emotional support of family and friends. When duty calls again and active-duty spouses go TDY or on a deployment, those broken ties are felt ten-fold. 
Aside from what you see in movies, what do you know about the military?
It turns out there’s a pretty big knowledge gap nowadays when it comes to what civilians know about military life. Young people especially seem to have a lot of misconceptions about what it’s like to serve.
If you were hired to a permanent position after November 26, 2015 as a new Federal employee, your probationary period now ends November 25, 2017. This change came in the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act. Prior to this change, most new DoD hires had a one-year probationary period.