"Moonlighting" is what it is called when you have a side-job while serving in the military. It is allowed as long as your first line leader is told and your mission duties are performed up to standard. Fall below standard in your job performance, and your "moonlighting" is over.
Gig work takes on many different forms.
You can drive people around, take inventory in a store, demonstrate merchandise in a store, go mystery shopping, take photographs, and work mini-job tasks on the computer.
If you want to work mini-job tasks on the computer check out this website: https://www.mturk.com
There are several other websites too just like this one that are legitimate and will not scam you.
In order to keep up with your expenses, you need to be working full-time when serving in the military part-time. This being the case, you always want to be using the skills you are learning and developing in the military to assist you with your civilian career.
Here is a tool you can use when figuring out what skills and abilities learned and develop in the military transfer to the civilian workforce: https://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/skills-translator
Whether serving full-time or part-time, there is coming a day when you hang up your uniform for the last time. It is up to you to take advantage of the educational benefits that come with your military membership. It might even surprise you to know that your educational benefits do not begin and end with the VA Educational Benefits. Here is a list of some of the educational benefits available to you while serving in the military at this website:
There are resources and sources that help military members and their immediate family members with job and career transitions. See this website for more information.
In the military, it is all about teamwork and team accomplishment. But when you are interviewing for a job, it's all about YOU: Your accomplishments! It is time to focus and highlight YOU and what accomplishments you made while serving in the military.
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