Thx for saying hello! it always makes for a better world. I wish you luck with your endeavours mate. This isn't an easy industry to role into, continue and survive! but it is what it is I'm afraid. Take all the opportunitties that you can no matter how daft it may seem. Just learn the tricks of the trade and always plan for an 'Out'...
We have a document on file called the Risk Management Cycle which may be worth a read for you. Drop me an email and you are welcome to a copy. It gives a basic heads for functioning in some environments.
So... good luck mate!