1. Know what you want to pursue! Why is this so important? Because you can't convey to an employer how you can be a tremendous asset to them if you don't know who that employer is. If you have an idea about what you want to do in your post-military life, great! If not, take time to reflect and give it some serious thought. If not a specific type of job, it's helpful if you can at least indicate a target industry. Health care? Law enforcement? Logistics? These are all very different fields with their own unique qualifications for success. Knowing where you're headed will help you tailor your résumé to best meet the reader's expectations.