Episode 8

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16th Sep 2019

008: "Advocate for yourself." How active duty military spouses can Begin Within and seek employment with Jaime Chapman

Served in the Army Reserves for 6 years, Active Duty Military Spouse, Founder & CEO of Begin Within Jaime Chapman has a passion for helping spouses transition into the military, then helping them find and maintain careers as an active duty military spouse. She shares how the biggest part of her job is taking big complex pieces of information and simplifying them so that spouses can understand their choices and be motivated to implement.

As of September 2019, Jaime Chapman and Begin Within has been voted #1 Overall “Best Military Spouse Owned Business” presented by the Military & Veteran Community Choice Awards at the Military Influencer Conference in Washington, DC. Reach out and congratulate her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @beginwithin2016 or LinkedIn @chapmanjaime

Learn more about Begin Within at https://beginwithin.life/

Career Articles

Hire Heroes USA Provides Free Career Resources for Military Spouses

List of Free Career Resources for Military Spouses

Building a Powerful Network

Moving to Europe Doesn't Have to Kill Your Career (and General Career Tips)

Working From Home While Living in Europe (And tips for working from home anywhere) 

Resources

Hiring Our Heroes - The best local career fairs and hiring events.

Hire Heroes USA - Free Resume Writing Services

Military One Source Career Guidance for Military Spouses

Military Spouse Employment Partnership - Job board for vetted military spouse friendly employers.

MSAN Mentor - The best way to learn the ropes if you are a new military spouse.

MWR Digital Library - Continual education, free news, book and magazine subscriptions.

Veterati - On Demand Mentorship for Veterans & Spouses

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Military families are far from the average American family.

While on active duty, families learn resilience, resourcefulness, time management, organizational skills, flexibility, delayed gratification and, of course, how to establish a new normal after every PCS.

Our show is dedicated to curating knowledge, resources and relevant stories for military spouses (by military spouses and military family advocates) so they can continue to make confident and informed decisions for themselves and their families. Because let's face it... we know who's REALLY "Holding Down the Fort."

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Jen Amos

Jen Amos found podcasting in summer 2019 as a way to work through bouts of loneliness and mild depression. She had recently moved from San Diego, CA (her home of 20+ years) to now Virginia Beach, VA with her husband and fur baby.

Jen is an advocate for promoting personal narratives. She is known for her active listening skills, candidness, and ability to uncover powerful stories and life lessons while interviewing her guests live. Her favorite topics to cover on her shows involve military families, entrepreneurship, the Filipino American woman experience, and mental health.

Prior to podcasting and moving to the east coast, Jen received her Bachelor’s in Journalism emphasis Public Relations at San Diego State University and was fired from her fourth consecutive job in her young adult years. For nearly a decade since, Jen has established a career in sales and in entrepreneurship with experience in the legal industry, online marketing, and financial services.

Jen’s been featured on multiple media outlets including Psychology Diary, Mochi Magazine, VirtForce, Ossa Collective, SUPERBANDS, Chopsticks Alley, FoundHer by Entrepinayship, Military Veteran Dad Podcast, SD Voyager, FedEx Office, The San Diego Union Tribune, NBC 7 San Diego, The Living East, and much more. Her show, The Filipino American Woman (TFAW) Project, has recently been recognized as "Amplifying Asian Women Voices" on Spotify during AAPI Heritage Month 2020. In 2018, her and her husband’s business, US VetWealth, was named 2018 Best Entrepreneur Start Up Company Awardee by the San Diego Business Journal & The Rosie Network.

Despite the multiple media outlets, events and organizations Jen has been fortunate to be a guest speaker throughout the years, her favorite medium of speaking has been through podcasting.