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Totally ignore the resume of a military spouse. Military spouses come in all forms. You may see a hot off the press 18 year old newlywed who has never had a "real job", all the way through industry leading professionals who've been in the workforce for several...

Military Spouses are Agile, Meet Emerald Trejo

Being a "dependent" is the worst. Military spouses get a bad rap for being "dependas" and mooching off their service member. I am a fiercely independent woman and being called a "dependent" makes me vomit in my mouth every time I hear the word. This week, I discovered...

Military Spouses are Determined and Passionate, Meet Deidre McVay-Schulmeister

A little bit of grit, and a whole lotta love. Military spouses are just that... spouses. Military spouses all have something in common, they married a service member. Many people say, "You knew what you were getting into when you married a soldier." HECK NO! Not true....

Milspouses Adjust Quickly, Meet Shirley Walker-King

Over 90% of military spouses are women. According to the White House's Military Spouse Demographics and Employment Information publication, "92% of Active Duty spouses are female". This publication also states that: "Female military spouses earn, on average, 25% less...

Military Spouses Move Mountains, Meet Ciara Skiles

Military spouses will figure it out. I have always heard the saying "if you want to get something done, ask a busy mom." Military spouses are possibly the busiest human beings on the planet, whether kids are in the picture or not. Milspouses run the show.  The service...

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About us

The military spouse career experts.

About

Our Mission is Military Spouse “Careers”

Begin Within places U.S. military spouses in careers… not jobs. We work tirelessly to provide employers the tools and strategies required to attract milspouse talent. We believe military spouse career success requires three key elements:

  1. Hire
  2. Retain
  3. Promote

Military spouses continually demonstrate value in the workplace when placed in careers with longevity, flexibility, and promotability. We bring military spouse talent to your organization through staffing, and by training your internal talent acquisition team to hire, retain and promote upward career progression for milspouses.

Our Story

Jaime Chapman served in the Army for 6-years, and discovered milspouse career challenges first-hand after marrying an active duty service member. Jaime founded Begin Within in May of 2016 as a newlywed and pregnant military spouse, facing the first deployment as a family… The company has since followed the Chapman family around the world from Colorado, to Germany and currently Texas. We *know* the career and life challenges of military spouses, and creating thriving careers despite the tough military lifestyle is built into our DNA.

Our company has evolved over time. We started out as a career and personal development blog, quickly adding career coaching and resume writing, later providing recruitment and staffing services, and now we train companies how to hire, retain and promote military spouses through our exclusive Military Spouse Center of Excellence™  consulting services.

Some noteworthy accomplishments:

  • Begin Within was awarded as the “#1 Military Spouse Owned Business Overall” in September 2019 through the Military and Veteran’s Choice Awards at the Military Influencer Conference in Washington, DC.
  • In 2019 100% of our jobseekers successfully obtained employment through our services.
  • Our CEO has helped over 1,600 jobseekers secure employment with an annual salary averaging $70,000.
  • Of those jobseekers, more than 85% hailed from the military community, creating an approximate total economic impact of $112M, with around $95M remaining within the military community.
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Our Brand

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The Begin Within brand is intentional.

We know that military spouses orchestrate a miraculous daily balancing act between their personal and professional lives.

The three rings in our logo design represent Career and Life with You being the ring that unites.

The name Begin Within describes how military spouses thrive, by using hard-won grit that comes from a wellspring of strength deep within themselves.

In our work, YOU… the military spouse, are who we live, breathe and eat for. Our complete focus is to tell employers how amazing you are. We advocate for you. We know what you can accomplish for a company when given a shot. We educate employers about the careers you actually want. We fight for your “career” every. single. day.

Are you interested in hiring military spouses at your company? Reach out! We can talk about staffing and/or consulting options suitable for every size of budget.

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