I read with interest your article about work picking up in the South-east, particularly in the London region (building.co.uk, 20 May), but when I look at the range of jobs advertised, they appear to apply to surveyors or RICS-qualified people.

I am wondering when I am going to get a job again as an architect, considering that I have a good CV and am committed to work. I saw how people who were kept on because they were in the right place and at the right time. This had nothing to do with talent; it was just seen to be easy to offload people who were “last in”.

I wonder how many other good people were wasted during this recession, who would like to get back into a decent job and contribute something of value.

Elaine Anderson