Month: February 2019

idealist

Here’s why I Love Idealist

Raise your hand if your resume has more volunteer experience than professional working experience.  As military spouses, a great deal of our efforts are voluntary or philanthropic in nature, more so than the average population.  This can be linked to a number of reasons – our 20-25% unemployment rate and nearly 40% underemployment rate gives …

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TCDI Milspouses and IT

TCDI Says Active Duty Military Spouses Have a Knack For Information Security

Have you heard? Active Duty Military Spouses are uniquely prepared to work in information security.  VirtForce recently met with Caragh Landry, the President of Legal Services with TCDI, to learn more about their Military Spouse Manage Review Program. TCDI’s primary clients outsource legal document review to their organization. Document review in a nutshell is reviewing …

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit Series

Entrepreneurial Spirit Series

Working virtually doesn’t mean you have to work for an employer. Check out some of our favorite Virtual Entrepreneurs in the VirtForce Network in our Entrepreneurial Spirit Series. April Wilhem – Started as a Freelance Virtual Assistant and Launched her own marketing agency. Ashely Metesh McCoy – Launched a virtual travel agency business after completing …

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Is flexjobs worth the money

Is FlexJobs Worth the Money?

FlexJobs, is it worth the $$.$$? VirtForce wanted to know if FlexJobs was worth the monthly membership fee to get access to flexible remote work! Since so many VirtForce members were asking, we decided to take a deeper look. We gave two Brand Ambassadors FlexJobs memberships and asked for objective reviews. Here’s what we liked …

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Packaging Yourself As A Milspouse

Packaging Yourself As A Milspouse

Julie Braun from Super Purposes joined us from Huntington Beach to answer a very important question for MilSpouses. In fact, this can be a sticking point when you’re looking for work. Should you be open about your Active Duty MilSpouse status with potential employers? Many VirtForce community members question if they should highlight their military …

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How To Overcome Lack of Experience

How to Overcome Lack of Experience

When you are applying for a job that “requires” an advanced degree or many years of experience, just to apply, try thinking of the job from the perspective of an HR recruiter. When jobs are posted online, they will likely receive thousands of resumes, and recruiters put those requirements on the requisitions to thin the …

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