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How to Find Work that Moves With You

November 4, 2016

Author: Lisa Lozeau, Agent Acquisition and Onboarding

Find work that moves with youNovember is Military Family Month. A chance to recognize military families for the role they play in protecting our country and the sacrifices they make. For military spouses, once of those sacrifices can be stable work.

Military life can mean unpredictable changes in location that make it hard to build continuity into careers for military spouses. If you’re tired of looking for work every time your spouse receives a permanent change of station, try these strategies for starting your own portable business so that your work that can make the move with you.

  1. Look for remote work or work from home positions that are not location-specific.
    Many companies are embracing remote work options as a way to find top talent regardless of geographic location. Opportunities are available in almost every industry. Companies with a widely-distributed and well-established remote work force are the most likely to have experience with military spouse relocations.
  2. Look for work that can be done remotely.
    If you don’t find a remote opportunity that is a good fit for you, your next best bet if to look for local opportunities that could potentially be done remotely – writing, graphic design, data entry/analysis, etc. Once you’ve become established with the company, they may be willing to accommodate your need for remote work that can move with you during a PCS.
  1. Look for work with large chains.
    Retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and other companies that have a national presence, are likely to have policies in place for employees who want to relocate.
  1. Research companies you are interested in or talk with HR if you are already working.
    While you may not want to ask about remote work or relocation on an interview, you can look for FAQs, benefits or policies on their website career page that address moving.  Once you’re working, talk with HR about your company’s policies. It is helpful to know if they have limits on relocating and what the process might involve.
  1. Use the resources available to you.
    Talk with your military family center and network with other military spouses, friends and family. If they don’t have a lead for you today, at least they can keep an eye out for portable work opportunities.

LiveOps is proud to offer work opportunities that fit a variety of life needs. Within LiveOps Nation you’ll find military spouses, veterans, caregivers, moms, dads, grandparents, retirees and others who have found flexible, portable work that fits their life. Find work that fits your life at  

"I am able to spend time with my husband who is retired from the military. I can take vacations any time of the year without asking for that time off. I can go spend time with my children, their school events, doctor appointments, sports, birthday parties, etc."

LiveOps Nation Member, wife, and mother from Georgia

"I could rave and rave about LiveOps! Working for them allows me to remain a stay at home mom in this economy. If it weren’t for this opportunity, I'd be away from my children somewhere, working in an office, and they would be at a sitter after school. Thank You LiveOps!"

Stay-at-home mom and LiveOps Nation Member

“LiveOps provides us with all [the] tools for certification and education of client products within LiveOps University, resources on product information, [and opportunities] for agents to share ideas and successes with other agents. Great management and tools to help your business succeed.”

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