Military Spouse Employment Survey
This survey is being conducted by an independent group of veterans and business professionals to better understand military spouse hiring practices.

Participation is completely anonymous and responses will be share with the military community, veterans and employers to improve hiring programs.

Please visit our website for additional information regarding this and similar research: www.military-transition.org

Thanks for your participation and please let us know any questions: survey@military-transition.org
This survey is being conducted among spouses of individuals currently serving or retired from the US military. Responses are anonymous, so please be candid:
1. Which of the following best describes your situation:
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From this point forward, spouses, former spouses and significant others of military members and veterans will be referenced as being a Military Spouse.
2. How would you describe your current employment?
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3a. Would you say that being a Military Spouse makes FINDING employment that's consistent with your education and experience:
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3b. (Optional) Please explain the previous answer about your experience FINDING employment that's consistent with your education and experience.
4a. Would you say that being a Military Spouse makes RETAINING employment that's consistent with your education and experience:
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4b. (Optional) Please explain the previous answer about your experience RETAINING employment that's consistent with your education and experience.
5. Which of the following best describes your feelings about your current employment?
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6. Thinking about your answer on the previous question, is there anything unique or important for us to understand about your current employment? (Examples: "I'm in the best position I've ever been in", or maybe "I'm not currently looking for work because I tried for a significant period and have become frustrated".)
7. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements.
Agree
Neither Agree or Disagree
Disagree
I'm not sure
Employers prefer to hire Military Spouses
My employment is a consideration when thinking about an upcoming PCS
Our financial situation requires that I have a job
Being a Military Spouse that works outside the home makes a PCS more stressful
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8. Has being a Military Spouse impacted your compensation, pay or salary?
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9. Do you think that being a Military Spouse has an impact on the amount of time it takes to find employment?
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10. Do you think that being a Military Spouse effects the types of assignments, duties and task given in the workplace?
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11. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements:
Agree
Neither Agree or Disagree
Disagree
I'm not sure
My spouse doesn't understand how difficult it is to find meaningful employment
Employers are reluctant to hire Military Spouses
My employment puts a strain on our marriage
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12. Based upon your own experiences, does the fact that an organization is "Military Oriented/Veteran Friendly" have an impact on how they treat Military Spouses?
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13. Please indicate the number of times, if any, that you've had to leave a position due to PCS or military retirement?
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14. In your opinion, what are the most effective ways for a Military Spouse to find employment at a new location?
Most effective
Effective
Not effective
I'm not sure
Attend job and/or career fairs
Search online
Talk with other Military Spouses
Ask previous employers for help
Contact Military Friendly employers in the area
Contact the base/post employment office
Contact local community groups
Contact Veteran organizations
Contact the local employment office
Contact a recruiter or placement firm
Local civilian newspapers
Base/post newspaper
Visit employers in the area
Call employers in the area
Have your spouse ask around at work
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15. What advice or lessons learned, if any, would you give to an individual that has recently become a Military Spouse?
16. If your spouse has already retired, was your employment a consideration in the timing of retirement or your post-military residency?
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17a. Have any of your employers treated you differently because you were a Military Spouse?
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17b. (Optional) Please explain the previous answer about being treated differently because you were a Military Spouse?
18. Should a Military Spouse voluntarily tell a potential employer about their status, and if so, when should they disclose their spouse's military service?
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19. Has your resume suffered because of your status as a Military Spouse?
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So that we know you're not a robot, please type the word VET in the text box below.
Please tell us a little about yourself:
Are you male or female?
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Please indicate your age group:
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Please select your spouse's branch of service:
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Please select your education level:
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Please select your spouse's education level:
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Please select your spouse's highest rank:
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Do you have dependents that currently reside with you?
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Does your spouse have medical issues that are service related?
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Please indicate the geographic region where you live:
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Which ethnic or racial group do you most identify?
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Please indicate your current 5-digit zip code: Example - 45040
Please tell us how you learned about the Military Spouse Employment Survey? Did you read about us (on-line, blog, social media), hear about us (podcast or radio) or were you asked by another organization to participate in the survey (examples: VETTED or NAVSO)?
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