Resettlement centre won't help until i've actually signed off.
I've looked around at jobs but am worrying alot with the economic climate as it is. and thinking is it going to be worse in a years time??
I agree with other posters. To sign off now might be a tad silly. I have advertised for several jobs in the past 6 months for receptionist posts at 1.50 over the minimum wage. In March I had 300 applications for one post (including ex-bank managers, legal clerks etc) and in June had 3 jobs going (one data input clerk at 8 quid and hour, one accounts clerk at 8.80 an hour and a receptionist a 7.10 an hour) and got 700 applications. For the first time ever, I was unable to reply to every applicant which made me feel quite bad as I have always made it a point to reply. Allied Carpets closed, East Midlands trains made 160 redundant in the last month. Unless you have something concrete to go to, think over your options.
I disagree. RCMOs are not there to advise on resettlement. RCMOs are there as a link between APC, the unit and the soldier. RCMOs are almost always first tour LE officers who, although they have a wealth of military experience, usually have very little knowledge of the external (civvy) job market.
krnkat, it might be worth your while to speak to somebody at your unit who is near their 22 yr point, as they will understandably be probing the market too. I would also suggest that you ask for advice from your trade supervisor e.g. Sqn YofS, FofS etc - in my experience they will have a lot of contacts on the outside.
What trade are you at the moment and where are you looking at living when you get out? I know a few recruiters who are ex-Corps. Possibly worthwhile looking at the Facebook group for ex-members looking for work and also at www.linkedin.com. Also search online for the Corps resettlement newsletter.
p.s. As Rudie said, this is the NAAFI. You'd be FAR better posting your question on the R SIGNALS forum or the resettlement forum. Common sense like.