I will not be working whilst overseas
There are many reasons why working overseas may not be practical, for example, childcare limitations, visa restrictions or challenges finding work in-country.
If you are not working you may have some concerns, perhaps regarding the financial repercussions or the implications of returning to work after a career break. Here we share suggestions to help plug the gap and signpost to some useful resources:
To fill the gaps in your CV on return to work you might want to consider completing some skills training.
Forces Families Jobs – share free training and offer interim career support.
Military Coworking – career support based on your circumstances.
It’s beneficial to maintain connections and reach out periodically to former employers and colleagues. LinkedIn is the perfect platform to keep in touch and get notifications of any opportunities as they come available.
Additionally, you may want to network with other spouses and partners. The Milspo network provide a supportive online community and regular networking opportunities.
If you are unable to find paid employment volunteering is a good way to fill gaps on your CV, particularly if you are strategic and do something related to what you want to do upon your return. The FFJ website offers advice on Volunteering as well as the ability to search for voluntary positions.