Blue Star Jobs
Finding a rewarding career is one of the greatest challenges military spouses face. In response, Blue Star Families has partnered with oDesk, the world's largest online workplace to create Blue Star Jobs.
Blue Star Jobs will provide new opportunities for military spouses through hundreds of thousands of available jobs. It will allow military spouses around the world to find work, cultivate business relationships, and grow their careers.
Employers who are looking for writers, software developers, or marketing pros can search Blue Star Jobs members using the handy tool on the right side of this page. Blue Star Jobs includes over 75 types of job listings that reflect the diversity of careers in which military spouses participate:
Networking & Information Systems
Writing & Translation
Design & Multimedia Customer Service
Sales & Marketing
If you'd like to join Blue Star Jobs, it's easy.
How will it work?
1) You must be a member of Blue Star Families
Visit our JOIN page to sign up for membership.
2) Join oDesk as a Contractor
Set up an account as a Contractor using this link https://www.odesk.com/groups/bluestar?vt_cmp=bluestar. By joining through this link, you will automatically request membership in our Blue Star Families Group. We will also earn a referral fee from oDesk once you get your first job, helping us fund this important program.
3) Complete your oDesk profile
Once you have set up your account, you should complete your profile – your name, picture, title, objective, work history, skills, certifications, etc. Don't forget to take a few certification tests. The more complete your profile, the easier it will be to market yourself to prospective clients. You will also need to set up a payment method (typically ACH to a checking account or PayPal). You can learn more at https://www.odesk.com/info/howitworks/contractor/.
Then participate in new member training seminars and materials on best practices, building a complete profile, how to apply for jobs, and tips/tricks to getting started. After that, you can start applying for contract jobs in your area of expertise. The result is that military spouses are immediately connected to job opportunities in their area of expertise—without the challenges associated with frequent geographic relocations.
oDesk is the world’s largest and fastest growing online workplace, providing an online platform where companies can hire, manage and pay online contract workers to perform a wide range of services – customer service, writing, marketing, finance and accounting, software development, legal and more. For online contract workers, oDesk provides access to online work with companies across the globe, with more than 1.3 million jobs posted year to date.