It's hard to get work at the moment as there the market is flooded. I wouldn't recommend anyone to start in CP at the moment, but if it's what you want to then go for it. The better the rep of the TP the better your chances. You have mil background. That helps. Be flexable. Not to proud to do lesser jobs while waiting for the better ones. Ds and events gigs all helps to pay the rent and with networking. The more you bring to the table the better your chances. Get as many qualls behind you as you can. Medical training, AED, pedo truma, driving and as many languages as possible. each qual will give you a better chance. Networking is probably the most important thing you can do. If no one knows about you their not going to offer you any work. Read through the posts on here and see what people are saying and remember to read between the lines. Sorry I can't be more helpfull than that but I hope this in some way helps.