I thought it would be a good idea for those that have already made the leap to civ-div to impart nuggets of info that the RO running the resettlement center wouldn't tell you (simply because he's never had a job outside of the army) which would be vital when choosing the correct re-settlement course and settling into civvy life. My first one one be that you should never jump on an employment bandwagon when choosing your re-settlement as by the time you leave the job market has been flooded. I left in 2000 and just about got a job as a systems manager after taking some pretty tough courses. A few months after I got my position the IT job market dried up. My second would be (if you are single) get really, really drunk for a week. It just helps.