Milspouse(s) on a Mission: What the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic Has Taught Us about Remote Work

I’ve written before about the many career-related issues military spouses encounter. Hindrances to military spouse employment include everything from professional licensing barriers (I’ve discussed my own personal struggle with that particular issue here) to a lack of positions that align with our experience. As a result, spouses often end up either unemployed for long stretches of time or underemployed.

Remote work is one solution I’ve consistently advocated for. The benefits working from home would have on the military spouse community are huge, but more employers need to adapt their policies to suit.

I know what you’re thinking. Thanks to coronavirus, many companies have already been forced to make the shift. In fact, I’m sure my previous employer is kicking themselves right now for denying my application to work remotely back in 2018.

That aside, if 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic have taught businesses anything, it’s how essential remote work really is. The good news for military spouses and our families is that there’s a definite trend towards even more remote work opportunities. Will you be ready when the opportunity presents itself to you?

If you’re anything like me, you need to start your journey towards a career that pays well, travels with you, and offers career advancement opportunities – and you need to start now. Enter Instant Teams and Instant Teams Academy.

Created by military spouses Erica McMannes and Liza Rodewald, Instant Teams’ mission is to help military-connected families find, earn, and outperform in careers that meet all of the aforementioned requirements. Instant Teams Academy offers various remote skill training tracks that support upskilling, reskilling, and return-to-the-workforce initiatives through guided coursework and certification programs.

Unlike other online courses out there, Instant Teams Academy knows the value of having a support system and community to really help military spouses thrive. The exclusive community they’ve pulled together will assist you with on-going support. That means they’ll be there to endorse and recommend you, and keep you up-to-date on the latest trends in your field with monthly guest speakers and curated content. Before you know it, you’ll be the “person-in-the-know” at your new company.

Even better, thanks to Instant Teams and their trusted partners, you can use Instant Teams to make the most of a Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA). MyCAA is a scholarship program that offers up to $4,000 in tuition assistance to eligible military spouses, enabling you to focus on advancing in an in-demand, high-growth, portable career field through licensing, certifications, or associate degrees. What more could you ask for?

With no end to the coronavirus pandemic in sight, you can bet remote work has undeniable staying power. Get the skill training you need now, so you can meet the demand later. Head over to www.instantteamsacademy.com to learn more about the Academy, and start your journey towards remote work job stability.

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