Tag Archives: Eligible Family Members

A Trailing Spouse Resumé

Everyone Foreign Service spouse should have one! Well, That Was Different shares her real-life”resumé” of accomplishments.

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Pros and Cons of Working Remotely

A detailed assessment of this EFM career option from Have Orders Will Travel.

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Your EFM Hatch Act Toolkit

(This post was published in November, 2016. Please see yet another update to OSC guidance dated February 7, 2017 on this page.) OK, so, it’s been quite a week. And we all have Thoughts. Officers have Thoughts. Eligible Family Members (EFMs) … Continue reading

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Things I Wish I’d Known Before Our First Post

Stuff you should know. From Jane and Phil and Stuff.

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Taking the Road Less Traveled

After nearly thirty years in the Foreign Service, settling down can look pretty darn exciting. From Well That Was Different.

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Working Girl: A Timeline

Lisa at Around The World in Thirty Years chronicles her journey from unemployed spouse to proud EPAP (Expanded Professional Associates Program) employee in Bangkok.

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Is “trailing spouse” the right phrase?

Are you offended by the term “trailing spouse?” It seems like a simple question, but as diplomatic and corporate expat spouses around the world continue to debate its use, Unaccompanied Baggage is interested in our readers’ thoughts. Is it the … Continue reading

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How We’d Use Our EFM Employment Magic Wands

Calling All EFMs With Magic Wands In Their UAB asked about hopes and dreams for spousal employment overseas. The responses were enlightening and, let’s be honest, wouldn’t be at all difficult to implement. From Eric C, via the UAB: If … Continue reading

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Calling All EFMs With Magic Wands In Their UAB

We want to know what you think about Eligible Family Member employment overseas! Tell us about your experiences. Have you found a great job? Are you still looking? Have you given up? Were you even interested in the first place? … Continue reading

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Foreign Service Flashback: Circa 1997

Then versus now by Well That Was Different.

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