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INDEX Financial Counseling & Tax Preparation ............. 3 U-Haul - more than just your mover .....................4 Careers & Pathways to consider as a spouse .....5 Call Centers .........................................................7 Financial Aid for Spouses ....................................8

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Become a Financial Counselor or Tax Preparer Military Spouse Fellowship Accredited Financial Counselor Program About the Program • • • • •

The objectives of the Military Spouse Fellowship Program are to: Train a corps of military spouses to provide financial counseling and education within the military community; Help military spouses achieve career goals and aspirations and enhance jobrelated marketability; and Develop personal financial management skills of military families. http://militaryspouseafcpe.org/

H&R Block Military Spouse Scholarship Program Tax Preparation About the Program •

H&R Block offers military spouses a full scholarship to the Income Tax Course. All fees for the class and materials are waived. If you successfully complete the course, H&R Block may hire you if you meet acceptable levels of proficiency. However, there is no guarantee of employment. Even if you complete the course, you are not obligated to become a tax professional for H&R Block. If you are hired and decide to continue your training, all fees for additional tax courses will apply. http://hrblock.com/military/pdfs/military_spouse_scholarship_info.pdf


U-Haul Work From Home Opportunity About the Job Center Sales and Reservations (WFH) • •

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Job Code: 1786 View Details Description: If you are a team player, hard-working, enthusiastic, and have a good attitude, then a career as an E-Center Sales & Reservations representative is for you. For many people, work at home is an ideal situation and for some, it might be their only practical option. As a remote (work from home) team member you will receive incoming calls from customers calling specific U-Haul moving centers across the U.S. and Canada or from customer calling the U-Haul Company's toll free number: 1-800-GO-UHAUL. You will have the flexibility and the comfort of working from your own home and with your own familiar equipment. You will answer general product/rental inquiries and secure and/or schedule reservations for    U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing devices and storage rooms. You will maintain close working relationships with U-Haul staff and personnel while also assisting customers with their moving and storage needs. http://jobs.uhaul.com/corporate.aspx

More than just your mover.....

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Portable Careers & Pathways you may not have yet considered....

CIVILIAN CONTRACTOR NAF, CSC The military needs more than soldiers for a base to function properly; therefore, contractors are hired. Military spouses are prime candidates for contractor positions and the job choices range from office assistants to aviation mechanics. A list of available jobs is posted on Civilian Personnel Online and USA Jobs. http://www.csc.com/vance/ds/28229-employment & www.naf.org

NURSE As of 2010, nurses are in high demand due to a nationwide shortage. Military spouses move frequently and selecting a career in nursing or any other medical field makes finding a new job easy. In addition, spouses with medical certifications or degrees are able to apply for job openings at the base hospital and clinics.

CHILDCARE PROVIDER Providing childcare in your home is an excellent career choice if you are a military spouse who enjoys working with children. The military offers spouses the training required to provide home daycare services. Spouses who successfully complete training can also seek employment at base facilities. Contact the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department located on your installation for additional information.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER Do you have a Bachelor's Degree? (Subject Does Not Matter) If so you can substitute teach for Enid Public Schools . All you need are your college transcripts and to contact EPS at: (580) 234-5270 Pay: $58/day

VIRTUAL CAREERS According to MilitaryOneSource.com , spouses should consider virtual careers while searching for a job. Internet-based jobs give you the flexibility needed when a move is required or during your spouse's leave before and during deployments. Careers such as freelance writing and web design are some of the options available to military spouses who opt to work from home. One sight you may want to check out is www.ratrace.com

TUTOR – Local School can assist in this, Facebook, Spouse Clubs, Wiznet Tutor, and other network groups ion Enid. If you need to use a pc, the library on base has a conference room you can reserve.


More Portable Careers & Pathways....

PHOTOGRAPHER – Facebook Network through Spouse clubs and other groups throughout Enid. TAX PREPARER – Get trained through H&R Block fro free and you can virtually take this with you anywhere. H&R Block will hire as long as you qualify after training. VIRTUAL ASSISTANT: There are many online programs that offer this just make sure that it is free for you. FREELANCE WRITER: Enid News and Eagle Contact Jeff Mullen. If you have journalism degree or are looking to get some freelance writing skills, they have been known to assist military spouses. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST. Advocates are pushing to make this a popular for doctors in building a relationship. It is possible to do it now, and it may get better with the connection. HAVE A SPECIAL SKILL? TEACH A CLASS! Adjunct Instructor/Facilitator  Adjunct instructor/facilitator needed during the day to develop and facilitate management and organizational development programs and seminars. Must be qualified for the subject selected to instruct/facilitate through education, certification and/or experience. Training experience preferred.

You may also inquire about teaching a class at the youth centers here on base. Contact the youth centers at (580) 213- 6406.

You can also go to http://www.enidclasses.com/ to get ideas and post what you are teaching. Where to teach? Here are some ideas: Communities with lounges or recreation centers, local churches, another business to give them more exposure and the Enid Convention Center. You bring the idea and credentials (Master’s level degree or higher) and they will make it happen.

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Call Centers Getting a work from home job Work At Home Call Centers oAlpine Access oArise oARO oCloud 10 oConvergys oLiveOps oNew oSitel Homeshore oSutherland @ Home oTeletech oWest At Home oWorking Solutions oWillowCSN oLiveOps.

Many companies are now turning to working at home to save money. Jobs that were once shipped off and outsourced to other countries have now come back to the United States and are being coined as "home-shoring".  Most work at home call centers are run by companies that contract with corporations to do customer service for anything from cellphone activations to booking hotel rooms. Working for these companies allow you to be either an employee or an independent contractor. A few companies may even offer some benefits such as insurance. Working as a customer service agent in your home requires that you have an office space with no distractions. Background noise is not tolerated and can be grounds for being dismissed. You must provide your own computer. You will also need to have a cable or DSL high speed Internet connection. Most companies require that you have a land line phone that is dedicated to your business and does not have any frills like caller id or call waiting. A corded phone with a noise canceling headset is also required. There are a few companies that use a phone system that runs on your computer and you would need a good usb headset. All of the office equipment is at your expense and I do not know of any company that reimburses you for them. If you work as an independent contractor you will be able to use your office expenses as a tax deduction. Applying for a virtual call center job is as easy as going to your computer and filling out an application or sending a resume. Most companies want people with customer service skills, but that does not mean you need previous experience in a call center. If the company is hiring you will probably hear back from them within a few weeks. Don't get discouraged if you do not hear back. Just apply to as many sites as you can and soon you will be getting a call for an interview. The interview process may begin with a test of your computer to make sure it meets their minimum requirements. Sometimes there is a screening for typing or computer skills. Many times you will be given a script to read over the phone. The final interview is usually done over the phone with a recruiter. If you are hired, they usually will send you an email stating that you can begin training. Most companies will pay you for your training which is usually conducted on the Internet and through webinars. Once training is completed you are now on your way to taking your first call. Some companies will give you a set schedule that you work every week. There are some companies that are more flexible and will let you pick when you want to work. The best example of this would be West Corporation and LiveOps. They let you pick from day to day in half hour increments what you would like to work. This makes it very convenient for those who have to work around family schedules. A virtual call center operates much like any other business. The only difference is that everything is done either online or through the phone. Just like any brick and mortar company, there are supervisors, human resource people and payroll departments. They have many avenues of support to help you do your job and usually that help is only a click away. http://knol.google.com/k/laura-hoffer/work-at-home-in-a-virtual-call-center/ 3lx7rdj8wwowq/2#Work_At_Home_Call_Centers


Financial Aid Resources for Active Duty Air Force Spouses

Military Scholarship Finder

www.benefits.military.com/educaiton/ scholarship/scholarshipsearch.jsp

Milspouse.org

http://www.milspouse.org/Educ

Training & Education resources (loans, grants, scholarships) Military Spouse Scholarship Programs Various scholarship opportunities Military One Source

http://www.dod.mil/mapcentral/ spousetuition.html

http://militaryonesource.com

Variety of career & financial aid information Air Force Aid Society Education Grant

http://www.afas.org/Education/ body_grant.cfm

Joanne Patton Military Spouse Scholarship

http://nmfa.org/site/PAgeServer (click on education)

Non-Commissioned Officers Association Scholarship (NCOA) For spouses of members of NCOA

www.ncoausa.org click on benevolent programs ‘Scholarship Program’

THANKS USA

http://www.thanksusa.org

Spouses of military members can apply for one of nearly 1000 scholarships of up to $5000 each for college, vocational, and technical schools

1-877-THX-USAS

Ladies Auxiliary of the FRA Scholarship

http://www.la-fra.org Click on ‘LA FRA Scholarship Info’

AFCEA General Emmett Paige Scholarships

http://www.afcea.org

H&R Block

Full Scholarships for Income Tax Course Enroll at 1-888-412-7880.

Officer Spouse’s Club

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ Officers-Spouses-Club-at-Vance-AirForce-Base/112980988743677

Fellowship

http://militaryspouseafcpe.org/


Careers-on-the-Go Vance Spouse Resources