New Blog for Veterans and Military Spouses

Milspouse Minute (@Milspouse-Minute) 8 years, 6 months ago

I am an Air Force wife and entrepreneur. I am 27 years old and from the time I was a little girl I wanted to make a change and become an entrepreneur. I wanted to share with you my new venture and how I am trying to tackle the rising unemployment rate among military spouses. When it comes to the job seeking process, it can be very frustrating for military spouses because they face many obstacles. Competing with others in the market can be extremely difficult especially because military spouses normally have gaps in their resumes because of the military lifestyle (i.e. recurring deployments, moves, etc.) they live. This sometimes doesn’t allow the military spouses to even land an interview. Their written resume gets lost in hundreds of resumes employers receive.

The hiring process is not only difficult for the job seeker but the employer as well. The idea is to make this process efficient for both parties. This venture I am working on will be the easy and convenient way for companies to find qualified candidates and self-promotion that will lead to a job for a military spouse.

Prior to this assignment, my husband was actually a veteran himself. We had many struggles with him finding employment as well. We made the decision to go back active duty because of this. Then, the roles were flipped with me having to find employment when we PCS’d. I had a great career making a pretty good living and contribution to my family financially. I had to leave that behind to follow my military husband. This really hurt us financially and me personally. I struggled with depression and low self-esteem. These struggles led me to create Veterans’ Voice Online and Milspouse Minute. These blog platforms will be the voice and visibility we need to show employers what we are made of. That was a major frustration for me, as a military spouse, is that I felt like I was not being heard and essentially invisible. I didn’t get a chance to land an interview to tell employers what I was about even though I was qualified. Resume after resume was sent out and most with no response. This blog platform is to build confidence in our veterans and military spouses because after rejection letter after rejection letter….you self-confidence can be shattered. I know it did me. I didn’t let this hold me back, instead the entrepreneur in my led me to Milspouse Minute LLC.

We are getting ready to launch our sites for military spouses as well as our veterans. This innovative way to combat the unemployment rate of military spouses is going to change the job seeking process for us. We are a blog platform for military spouses and veterans that gives us our voice and empowers us when it comes to seeking employment. Milspouse Minute will operate in a way that military spouses are allowed a min and 30 secs to tell employers why they should be hired, what are their skills and abilities, etc. The idea is to promote yourself in a Milspouse Minute. Employers will be able to contact the individual for a “second interview” if they like what they saw and heard. I know that this will be beneficial to veterans as well. I feel this innovative way for employers to recruit and job seekers to get hired will be what this market needs.

Check us out at http://www.MilspouseMinute.com and http://www.VeteransVoiceOnline.com

June 3, 2013 at 10:44 am
2401PenitentTangent (39) (@drakonerythros) 8 years, 6 months ago ago

What the hell? Is this the first spam post on HE?

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Stoney Baloney (614) (@adamm0ss) 8 years, 6 months ago ago

Wheres that fillipk guy at?

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