"I left the Army after 22 years service, rising to the rank of W02 in the Royal Engineers. Whilst I knew I had a lot to offer, out of 110 letters of application I gained just one interview(!). On reflection, I now realise I had no real idea about how the business world worked, the language it uses or more importantly how to get the break needed to get past (and dsprove) the pre-conceived ideas many employers hold of ex-service personnel.
"My break came from the Managing Director of a small training company who took the time to look through my military style exterior and gave me the opportunity and space to adapt my skills into a new way of working.
"Today, 11 years on, I am a Director of a business that has provided hundred of 360 degree feedback survey tools to medium and large organisations in 17 different languages across the world and I am grateful for that one interview and the opportunities it gave me."