Good Afternoon folks, I was born and raised in Bridgewater Mass, and joined the Marine Corps back in 2012. I'll be getting out of the Marine Corps in the next few months. I have a California drivers license and am currently renting a place in southern California. I'm wondering what I should begin doing to try to lock on employment for when I am transitioning. I went to the civil service portion of MA.Gov and began filling out the form for the exam for "military make-up exam" however, when it said in order claim you are a "veteran" you need to upload your DD214 (will get it in August when I officially EAS). Should I leave it as civilian? Also should i begin applying for "non civil-service" departments? Corrections departments? What are the major differences when it comes to civil or non civil service departments? Any and all information is greatly appreciated, and I would be more than happy to take leave and fly out for any testing dates that would further aid my attempts in gaining employments.