Instant Teams Success Stories: Meet Ariane
Military spouses have an innate ability to embrace uncertainty and constant change. From various moves to unexpected deployments and more, they learn to adapt to new situations quickly. That uncertainty and constant change, however, can make it difficult to balance family life and sustain employment throughout the roller coaster ride that is military life.
Ariane knows all about that. And that’s what initiated her search to find remote work success with Instant Teams.
A Snapshot of Ariane
When Ariane’s son was two weeks old, her husband decided to reenlist in the military. They were living in Canada at the time, and she had obtained a background in accounting, which led to her 11-year success working in the corporate setting. Now, all that hard work was going to have to come to a halt so Ariane could support her husband, and ultimately their growing family, through a transition not only back into military life but also back to the States.
After a couple years’ hiatus to care for their two children together, she decided it was time to return to the workforce. While working with a recruiter throughout her search, Ariane quickly realized they’d dropped her into the “temporary employment” bucket due to her military life circumstances.
As a result, despite having a passion for accounting, she felt that if she truly wanted to have a career, pivoting her path was the only way to make it happen
Going Off the Beaten (Career) Path Brought Welcomed Benefits
Ariane’s journey to remote work success began when she connected with Instant Teams through the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN). Instant Teams was gearing up to host a rapid hiring event in November where those interviewed for the 100+ positions would be hired on the spot. Ariane participated and accepted a Qualifying Guide position.
Then, her husband rapidly deployed on New Year’s Eve. Despite taking on the additionalresponsibilities that come with managing the home front while a service member is away, she continued to move her way up within her remote team—going from Qualifying Guide to Team Lead, and now, Customer Success Manager.
While she never could have anticipated this kind of career progression in a remote setting after years in a traditional environment and gaps in employment due to military life, she appreciates the positive benefits that have come with it—from the flexibility to enjoy quality family time, to care for their two children when daycare or child care, in general, isn’t available, and so much more.
“There’s something very empowering about remote work. Being able to help my husband—not just caring for the kids, and contributing financially. [...] It is very much a blessing for me.”
Ariane’s advice for fellow military spouses looking to find similar success in the world of remote work?
“Don’t give up! Give it a chance, and say ‘yes’ to the interview.”
That “yes” just might be a pivotal moment for your career, helping you land a position—just as Ariane did—that grows with you as a member of a remote team.
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