From the Homefront: Job-hopping as a career positive

Trying to find work as a military spouse means that you will face the inevitable question about why you have had so many jobs in so many places. Or worse – if they don’t ask, and they assume you have trouble keeping a job. Here’s some tips and advice for Coast Guard spouses on the hunt for a new job.


From the Homefront: Military spouses leaving jobs should prepare early for unemployment benefits

Planning ahead can be instrumental in not only finding employment following a move, but also in getting unemployment benefits. Learn more in this From the Homefront blog.


Can a member of my family work for the Coast Guard?

Public officials such as managers, supervisors, team leaders and human resource advisors must avoid the appearance of using their influence to circumvent prohibited hiring practices and the regulations regarding the employment of relatives.


From the Homefront: The courage to try

There is a sign over my desk that reads, “Every accomplishment starts with the courage to try.” I put it there at the lowest point in my search for a job. For those of you who are currently looking for work, or those of you who worry that you will need to find work at some point in the future, here is some inside information on how to improve your chances. This is straight talk from those in the field – they’re not sugarcoating it.


From the Homefront: Making sure your voice is heard

So, you remember on the first day of my column, when I said I would not sugar coat things? Well, today is the day. Just before I left, I reached out for some input from fellow Coastie families through social media. I asked for the answer to one question: What is the most pressing issue facing Coast Guard families today? In a matter of days, 50 people responded. I’m going to tell you what I learned.