Now that you have considered your Personality, maintained an Open-mind to accept what you need to do to be successful in your career, shown how Willing you are to getting it done, Educated yourself to make your level of competitiveness stand-out even more, now you must be READY to make it happen! . . You have to put in work! No matter what you think, you have to. One thing that bothers me the most is those veterans who think they are owed a job just because they chose to wear a uniform and fight for their country. Listen, learn from me, as I have been out 10 years now, NO ONE WILL GIVE YOU ANYTHING!! You must be ready to get it yourself. However you define IT is up to you, but make sure you have a plan. . . Being ready to put in work means just that. You have identified what you want and now it is time for you to go get it. When you get it, now work at being the best at it. Work on progression not regression. One trait we have after serving in the military is determination. I don’t care what branch you served, you were filled with determination – either voluntarily or involuntarily. Now let me see you work!!