I do not criticise the system, as I believe the Army is by far the best organisation for resettling its members into the big world outside. But the constant writing of letters, CVs and the filling-in of application forms becomes tedious and soul-destroying when all one receives at the end of the day (if you are fortunate) is a polite letter of refusal. I have totalled my correspondence to date, and although I do not surpass the gentleman who recently found employment having written over 5,000 letters, I am well into the hundreds.
Ironically, I have on numerous occasions been informed by prospective employers that I am 'far too highly qualified' for the post they are attempting to fill.
21 JuneReuse content