A life after service can be daunting.

Plenty of servicemembers have found pursuing a civilian career challenging or just plain bewildering.

The job search can be made easier by following a tried-and-true process, however.

In part 1 of 3, we’ll explore the first few steps.

Step one is to prepare.

Jonathan Boyd, a Marine and business analyst, told that servicemembers should be thinking about the transition months before they actually leave the service.

It’s important to form a plan, even if it’s one that’s open to improvisation.

Next, you’ve got to equip.

Every branch offers workshops and transition programs.

Take advantage of these opportunities in the final months of service and you’ll have job search tools essential to success.

Thanks for watching. Please come back for part 2, where we’ll discuss how to market your military skills.