This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
Many military spouses struggle to find work with the lifestyle of moving around every several years. I hear complaints about military spouse employment quite a bit from my fellow spouse friends who face unemployment, and it varies considerably based on the type of career the military spouse has, and the opportunities available in the new Permanent Change of Station location.
It may be possible to transfer within your current company if there is an office location available in your new PCS town. I relocated offices with our last PCS as where we moved was within the same region and reporting structure within my company. Thankfully, with our upcoming PCS, my job is allowing me to work remotely and continue reporting to this department. But I know many military spouses do not have this opportunity.
This Military Spouse Appreciation Month, let’s focus on military spouse careers.
Working Remotely Pros and Cons
Being able to work remotely is a game changer in this military lifestyle. A virtual office means you can work from anywhere and keep the office hours necessary to get the job done and meet with your teams via conference call.
With technology, there is no longer a need for everyone to sit in the same office. We no longer need to meet in one tiny room to discuss project matters. We all hop onto a virtual meeting and take care of all project questions.
Yes, we may miss out on the deeply bonded friendships built with daily face-to-face interaction, but I have made plenty of friends with colleagues I have yet to meet face-to-face.
A challenge with working remotely is the different time zones we are all in. I am about to face this unique challenge being in a time zone that is 5 hours earlier than my clients and coworkers. Time zone differences could mean some flexible work schedules are needed to take care of client expectations.
I expect I will have many very early conference calls, with a break in the middle of the day to take my child to preschool, then conclude my working day after. An early day also gives me much of my afternoon back when my coworkers and clients are off for the day, letting me focus on getting some projects done, or have a free afternoon to enjoy the scenery.
Who are Instant Teams?
Wondering what is Instant Teams? Instant Teams is a community collecting unique talent to serve customers with the assembly and management of remote teams for their project needs.
Instant Teams was founded by two Army spouses to serve a unique demographic of professionals from across the military-connected community whose lifestyles demand innovation, communication, and flexibility.
Their business model also includes the opportunity to significantly improve the employment prospects of military spouses and other military-connected individuals.
How to join Instant Teams?
If you’re a military spouse or veteran looking for remote work, create your profile today! Your profile will then be searchable in the Instant Teams talent community, and you could be selected as part of a remote team being assembled for a customer.
Military spouses can also read the Instant Teams blog for resources and remote career prep and read some instant teams reviews.
Remote teams are the future of work. Working remotely is the ultimate PCS-proof career.
Instant Teams was made for you, Military Spouses, so Join a Team today. It costs nothing to create your profile and queue up for instant teams jobs and remote positions as they build remote teams.
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Stefani @ Natural Paleo Family says
Remote work can be so helpful for so many situations, I’m so glad this resource is out there!
That’s so cool that you can work remotely!