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2020 Career on the Move Guide Military Edition

by | May 17, 2020 | Career | 0 comments

Military on the Move

Military community members move a lot. When a service member relocates, they have job security built in. Military spouses and dependents on the other hand don’t have the same peace of mind, every relocation brings starting over in a new community, often, it also means starting over in their careers.

At Begin Within, we work with military community members every day who are impacted by relocations, we fondly call moves a “PCS” short for Permanent Change of Station — but there’s nothing permanent about it. A duty station last between two to four years on average, let’s call it three for ease. So, every three years, military families are packing up for a new destination bringing their household goods, pets, kids, and memories along with them. 

With military spouse unemployment at a staggering 24%, one of our primary focuses is to transition military spouse careers to the next duty station. We partner with defense contractors that are located on or near military installations to provide transferability and longevity in milspouse careers.

Why we Wrote the Guide

To help military spouse and dependent jobseekers who are impacted by a PCS, our team crafted the 2020 Career on the Move Guide Military Edition for you. 


Our mission is to employ military spouses and veterans, and this guide can help. It’s 80-pages and jam packed with expertly written articles by military spouse contributors who’ve been there and done that.

The guide provides hands-on, tangible expertise to help with career tips, prepping for a PCS, self-care, and a brainless, printable moving checklist. 

Go Check it Out!

We hope you enjoy the guide, and we’d like to give a huge thank you to The David Johnson Show for sponsoring the guide, making it free to you, and allowing for military spouse contributors to be compensated for their subject matter expertise.

Click here to get the guide.