NEW BOOK RELEASE
Practical guide helps military spouses navigate remote employment
(St. Paul, MN, August 9, 2022)—About one in four military spouses experiences unemployment, five times the US national unemployment average. Many more military spouses work in jobs far below their qualifications. Caught in a continual cycle of job searching across state lines and internationally as they move with their service member, military spouses often experience interruptions in valuable work experience, missed advancement opportunities, and recertification challenges.
An increase in remote positions and move toward hybrid offices is opening up new possibilities for this mobile workforce to maintain and grow meaningful careers.
“Military spouses often have to put their careers on pause or exit a job they love due to a change in duty station, caregiving responsibilities, or their service member’s deployment,” says Laura Briggs, author of the August 9 new release, Remote Work for Military Spouses: Find and Grow Your Meaningful Mobile Career. “Remote work opens opportunities for military spouses to find positions that support their military lifestyle and enable them to thrive in their professional careers.”
Laura pivoted her own career to support her Navy husband’s active-duty service. Working remotely allowed her to remain employed through nine separate moves.
“Many military spouses are highly experienced and qualified to excel in remote roles,” says Laura. “They just need help knowing how to find the right positions for them, interview well, and negotiate job offers. Many are nervous about resume gaps or the perception that they’ll leave in a few years when they relocate for their service member’s next assignment.”
Published by Elva Resa Publishing, a leader in resources for and about military families, Remote Work for Military Spouses helps military spouses find fulfilling work and achieve career continuity despite their mobile military lifestyle. The practical guide includes strategies and tips for:
- Discerning if remote work is a good fit
- Assessing individual skills and defining remote work goals
- Finding the right remote positions to support career interests and military lifestyle
- Creating effective application materials and preparing for remote interviews
- Establishing a home office and virtual communication processes
- Planning professional development to grow a meaningful mobile career
About the Author
Laura Briggs is a digital marketing expert, freelance writer, and the founder of Operation Freelance, a national nonprofit teaching military spouses how to break into freelancing. Passionate about connecting military spouses with meaningful career options no matter where they live, Laura is also a two-time TEDx speaker and the author of The Six Figure Freelancer and How to Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business.
25th Anniversary Celebration
The August 2022 release of Remote Work for Military Spouses is part of Elva Resa’s 25th anniversary celebration. Elva Resa’s mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Its authors and team members actively advocate on behalf of military families. The company partners with organizations around the world to support military family programs.
ELVA RESA PUBLISHING LLC is an award-winning, mission-driven, traditional independent publisher based in St. Paul, Minnesota, specializing in quality resources by, for, and about military families. ElvaResa.com, MilitaryFamilyBooks.com
MEDIA: Please contact Elva Resa PR at 651-357-8770 or pr [@] elvaresa.com.
Remote Work for Military Spouses: Find and Grow Your Meaningful Mobile Career releases August 9, 2022, available everywhere books are sold.
Direct sales support military family programs: MilitaryFamilyBooks.com/Remote-Work
Send purchase requests to orders [@] elvaresa.com or call 651-357-8770.
Title: Remote Work for Military Spouses: Find and Grow Your Meaningful Mobile Career
Author: Laura Briggs
Publisher: Elva Resa Publishing
Publication Date: August 9, 2022
Distributed by: Military Family Books; INscribe Digital
ISBN: 978-1-934617-65-6 (pb); 978-1-934617-75-5 (ebk)
Format: 6″x9″ paperback, 152 pages; ebook
Retail Price: $19.95 (pb); $9.99 (ebk)
Case Quantity: 50
Book press page: ElvaResa.com/book/Remote-Work-for-Military-Spouses
Author press page: ElvaResa.com/author-artist/Laura-Briggs
“… the guide military spouses have been waiting for … a step-by-step instructional manual … Military spouses who pick up this book will learn the importance of knowing what they want out of remote and flexible work, how to search for and apply for remote jobs … manage expectations with their employer, and how to excel and grow in their new work environment …”
—Danielle Lankford, milspouse employment advocate, 2020-2021 AFI Hill AFB Spouse of the Year
“… emphasizes the importance of self-assessment, having the necessary tools to land a remote job, and how to do well in the interview process … advice for advancing in your own career and minding the ethics around remote work situations … spot-on and timely tips …”
—Janet Farley, EdM, author, Mission Transition: Managing Your Career and Your Retirement