Empowering the Homefront is a pilot program designed by Powerhouse Planning to empower and provide career support to military spouses. Through the program, military spouses will be selected through an application process to receive career kick-start prizes, including free resume makeovers and other career tools and support, which will be announced throughout 2023.

As a Coast Guard spouse, Jessica Bertsch knows firsthand the sacrifices and unique challenges military spouses face, which led to her creation of Powerhouse Planning, a company devoted to providing clients with remote team solutions through employment of skills and talents of military spouses and other remotely located individuals.

We have lived and seen the amazing skills military spouses possess that are often underutilized as they support their spouses’ military careers, which require them to be flexible and adaptive. 

This year, as a core part of the Powerhouse team culture and our mission to Share the Goodness, Powerhouse wants to help lift up other military spouses with career support.

For our first giveaway of the year, Powerhouse will provide FREE resume creation or makeovers for five military spouses including content creation, editing, and design. These services traditionally cost $200-$350, and we are making this opportunity available to five military spouses, completely free of charge.

Any military spouse of an active-duty service member from any United States military branch of service is welcome to apply. Whether you currently have a resume that needs sprucing up or you are starting from scratch, you are encouraged to submit an application. This opportunity is excellent for anyone navigating an upcoming PCS move, a career change, or a return to work from a career gap.

The link to apply to be considered for a resume makeover will be available March 1 through March 15, 2023.

Additional deadlines will be posted as new giveaways are announced in May.

Please click the “Apply Now” link at the bottom of this page to access the Google Form.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn throughout the year for more information and exciting updates about career support giveaways during 2023.

About the program

About Powerhouse Planning

  • Powerhouse is comprised of freelance team members who, coordinated through a central point of contact, work as part of our clients’ teams.
  • We are remote based and serve clients worldwide.
  • Powerhouse provides access to a wide range of talent with no overhead cost.
  • We are different from most “freelance” companies because we support companies as a whole.

The Powerhouse Difference

Because we are a 100% remote team solution, we are intentional about connecting and growing our friendships outside of office hours.

  • We get together virtually and engage in a wide range of fun activities.
  • We are intentional about creating work-life balance and ensuring that we support and celebrate each other and our talents.
  • We prioritize giving back to the community in as many ways as we can.

On a Mission to Share the Goodness

A core part of Powerhouse’s team culture is our mission to “Share the Goodness” and be the good in our world.

  • The Powerhouse team logged over 1,200 volunteer hours in 2022!
  • Powerhouse gifted Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign packages to 7 of our nonprofit clients.
  • In 2022, we participated in our first-ever virtual team 5K to support a nonprofit organization.
  • Powerhouse has sponsored a child monthly through World Vision since 2015; she celebrated her 10ᵗʰ birthday in 2022!
  • Our team contributes donations of time, resources, and money to charities close to Powerhouse freelancers’ hearts and in communities across the country.


Be sure to include your best contact email address! Winners will be notified by email at the address provided during the application process and announced on the Powerhouse Planning Facebook and LinkedIn pages on Friday, March 17, 2023. 

Winners will receive an email that will detail the next steps in order to receive your prize.