How Do I Prepare for the Civilian Workforce?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions at UMUC:

What can active duty military personnel do to prepare for their upcoming transition to the civilian workforce?

In helping UMUC students, I refer them to someone who specializes in the military-to-civilian transition. Because of UMUC's unique relationship with the military, the Career Services folks do a bang-up job with this:

All separating military members should be made aware of TAP: the government's Transition Assistance Program:
This is an outstanding site and the one I recommend beginning with.

If a student Googles "military to civilian career transition," (without the quotes) most of the major sites will come up: runs and offers types of services, including lots of free stuff in their "Transition Center"--