Is it unusual to be in the situation I am in? Unemployment

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    (Original post by Boreism)
    Were those internships paid though?
    You're the same age as me and still unemployed?! Actually that doesn't really surprise me, I know a few people at that age who are still sitting at home waiting for employment to come to them. One of them are still working at a warehouse after graduating the same year as you. Obviously due to lack of work experience (she never worked in her life before the warehouse job!) she is not able to move on.
    She did resign but after a week, she was forced to go back after realising her situation.
    Yeah, all were full time jobs and paid.
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    (Original post by James.Carnell)
    People at my age (25) don't really seem to go out and socialise anymore.
    Don't they?
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    (Original post by chosenone93)
    Don't they?
    Probably with their partners. Or without me :lol:.

    But anyway, I am most concerned with making more money. I am 10k and have not an idea on what I can do to multiply it. If law is not meant to be then it is not meant to be, but I must think of some way to achieve the financial success.
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    (Original post by James.Carnell)
    Probably with their partners. Or without me :lol:.

    But anyway, I am most concerned with making more money. I am 10k and have not an idea on what I can do to multiply it. If law is not meant to be then it is not meant to be, but I must think of some way to achieve the financial success.
    Have you tried going down recruitment consultancy.
    Lots of grads go there
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    (Original post by Al-farhan)
    Have you tried going down recruitment consultancy.
    Lots of grads go there
    Sorry to butt in on this post, but can you (or anyone else) recommend some good agencies for grads? I've looked at a few, but they mostly seem to be tailored towards temp work, or try and offer me senior jobs that are way above my experience level - even if they have my CV to use.
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    (Original post by roflcakes1)
    Sorry to butt in on this post, but can you (or anyone else) recommend some good agencies for grads? I've looked at a few, but they mostly seem to be tailored towards temp work, or try and offer me senior jobs that are way above my experience level - even if they have my CV to use.
    If you haven't got a long work history then you are more likely to get taken on for temp work which could then be extended or you get kept on depending on business need and or your competence, so don't rule it out.
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    (Original post by James.Carnell)
    Probably with their partners. Or without me :lol:.

    But anyway, I am most concerned with making more money. I am 10k and have not an idea on what I can do to multiply it. If law is not meant to be then it is not meant to be, but I must think of some way to achieve the financial success.
    Or maybe some of them have no social life because most have to work longer hours and even on weekends?

    Most of my friends including me don't have the time to socialise because its all work and no play!

    Corporate life is so much fun...
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    (Original post by Boreism)
    Or maybe some of them have no social life because most have to work longer hours and even on weekends?

    Most of my friends including me don't have the time to socialise because its all work and no play!

    Corporate life is so much fun...
    Well, on the bright side at least you can buy cool stuff

    I have to ask, you said you would be concerned if you saw my cv and that i had been in several permanent jobs already with none of them lasting long term. How can I get around that in the current job market so that I can find employment? Should I focus on temporary roles or present my application in a particular way?
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    (Original post by Seamus123)
    Working for yourself is a good idea. You've got the money, set up in your own time, be your own boss, no hassle. You will do just fine. One of my sons did this. He works from home and he had similar issues. It's worth a go. Ignore ChaosKass, her name suits her, she's mean to everyone.
    the real Kass wasn't even mean though
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    (Original post by James.Carnell)
    Well, on the bright side at least you can buy cool stuff

    I have to ask, you said you would be concerned if you saw my cv and that i had been in several permanent jobs already with none of them lasting long term. How can I get around that in the current job market so that I can find employment? Should I focus on temporary roles or present my application in a particular way?
    I guess that is a good thing but trust me I feel like I have no life whatsoever!

    Like I said managers/directors will think you won't even last long in their company, never mind elsewhere!
    Reflect on your previous positions, what was it any of those jobs didn't make you happy or what went wrong (you said you got fired in one of them?) and how you can learn from that mistake in the future or better still, not repeat (prevent it basically) it again?

    Well saying from experience I did 2 temp jobs for agencies; both were supposed to last 6 months but because the clients thought I did a really good job they extended my contract. Then I got offered a permanent job elsewhere (where I work now) but before all of that I did volunteer work because I needed to gain office experience but that only lasted for 2 days because that was when I got the first temp job!
    If it wasn't for volunteer work and those temp jobs I think I would be in your situation you're in right now which isn't good.

    When you're applying for roles don't just send your CV on it's own, send a cover letter along with it, its basically to introduce yourself and why you are a suitable candidate.Thats how I got my interviews.

    In conclusion it all paid off in the end and I'm very happy with what I got now.

    While you're still job-hunting how are you going to explain these gaps in your CV?
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    (Original post by Boreism)
    I guess that is a good thing but trust me I feel like I have no life whatsoever!

    Like I said managers/directors will think you won't even last long in their company, never mind elsewhere!
    Reflect on your previous positions, what was it any of those jobs didn't make you happy or what went wrong (you said you got fired in one of them?) and how you can learn from that mistake in the future or better still, not repeat (prevent it basically) it again?

    Well saying from experience I did 2 temp jobs for agencies; both were supposed to last 6 months but because the clients thought I did a really good job they extended my contract. Then I got offered a permanent job elsewhere (where I work now) but before all of that I did volunteer work because I needed to gain office experience but that only lasted for 2 days because that was when I got the first temp job!
    If it wasn't for volunteer work and those temp jobs I think I would be in your situation you're in right now which isn't good.

    When you're applying for roles don't just send your CV on it's own, send a cover letter along with it, its basically to introduce yourself and why you are a suitable candidate.Thats how I got my interviews.

    In conclusion it all paid off in the end and I'm very happy with what I got now.

    While you're still job-hunting how are you going to explain these gaps in your CV?
    I don't know really, I have a lot of gaps now. I have been looking for a job and doing my matched betting stuff on the side (which they probably don't want to hear about). The thing is, do people who hire for temp work also frown upon the gaps?
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    (Original post by James.Carnell)
    I don't know really, I have a lot of gaps now. I have been looking for a job and doing my matched betting stuff on the side (which they probably don't want to hear about). The thing is, do people who hire for temp work also frown upon the gaps?
    Yes they would because when they send your CV to the clients, the clients will ask you why you haven't found something permanent, which you're obviously struggling with already when applying for jobs. This is one of the reasons why I'm picky when finding that 'suitable candidate' because I don't want them to work for 2 months and then go somewhere else just for the sake of gaining experience. They have to prove to me somehow that they really want to stay and progress within the company.
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    (Original post by Boreism)
    Yes they would because when they send your CV to the clients, the clients will ask you why you haven't found something permanent, which you're obviously struggling with already when applying for jobs. This is one of the reasons why I'm picky when finding that 'suitable candidate' because I don't want them to work for 2 months and then go somewhere else just for the sake of gaining experience. They have to prove to me somehow that they really want to stay and progress within the company.
    Problem is that there is no way to prove that I will be committed in staying in that role. I mean, I can say that I am committed but I don't think they would believe me.
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    (Original post by James.Carnell)
    Problem is that there is no way to prove that I will be committed in staying in that role. I mean, I can say that I am committed but I don't think they would believe me.
    That is the problem for most graduates. High aspirations and ambitions cause problems when job hunting. Examples such as retail and warehouse jobs are no go when it comes to getting a job, because managers have realised that they won't last long in those roles. I can understand and believe that because my brother-in-law's niece who graduated the same year as you in Interior Design from University of Wolverhampton is still in a warehouse job and is trying to get out of it. Obviously due to her lack of experience she can't and she's not even getting interviews.
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    (Original post by Boreism)
    I guess that is a good thing but trust me I feel like I have no life whatsoever!

    Like I said managers/directors will think you won't even last long in their company, never mind elsewhere!
    Reflect on your previous positions, what was it any of those jobs didn't make you happy or what went wrong (you said you got fired in one of them?) and how you can learn from that mistake in the future or better still, not repeat (prevent it basically) it again?

    Well saying from experience I did 2 temp jobs for agencies; both were supposed to last 6 months but because the clients thought I did a really good job they extended my contract. Then I got offered a permanent job elsewhere (where I work now) but before all of that I did volunteer work because I needed to gain office experience but that only lasted for 2 days because that was when I got the first temp job!
    If it wasn't for volunteer work and those temp jobs I think I would be in your situation you're in right now which isn't good.

    When you're applying for roles don't just send your CV on it's own, send a cover letter along with it, its basically to introduce yourself and why you are a suitable candidate.Thats how I got my interviews.

    In conclusion it all paid off in the end and I'm very happy with what I got now.

    While you're still job-hunting how are you going to explain these gaps in your CV?
    Do you mind me asking what type of work you do? I haven't seen much temp work for the type of jobs I'm looking for, but maybe I'm not really looking hard enough.
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    (Original post by roflcakes1)
    Do you mind me asking what type of work you do? I haven't seen much temp work for the type of jobs I'm looking for, but maybe I'm not really looking hard enough.
    I work in a recruitment agency but my job is to finding suitable candidates for the healthcare sector. What role are you looking for?
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    (Original post by James.Carnell)
    I graduated in 2013, 2.1 in Law, RG university. Didn't have enough money to do the LPC.

    I have had 9 months in total of work since I graduated, with one job per year that I have graduated so far. But my jobs have never worked out for me and I either ended up leaving or getting fired.

    Through my own endeavours I have saved up near 10k, but quite honestly I don't know what the hell I am doing with my life. Is this unusual? It's just quite rare to talk about these things because you never really hear about it but you know that many people are unemployed long term. It is just that overall feeling of isolation. I know what I want to do in terms of a job, but I have found it very difficult to keep going through the rejections.

    A lot of the time, I just sit through days just hoping that I get a breakthrough. I mean I have savings now, but I just feel like I am having a big existential crisis.
    Nah, it's quite standard nowadays.

    Just gotta keep gritting your teeth, apply to any and every job that tickles your fancy, maybe do some volunteering in the meanwhile, network aggressively and ultimately hope for the best.

    Maybe you need to reassess why you're getting rejected? Also remember there are plenty of options out there outside of the city law firm TC/Vac Scheme sphere.


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    (Original post by Boreism)
    That is the problem for most graduates. High aspirations and ambitions cause problems when job hunting. Examples such as retail and warehouse jobs are no go when it comes to getting a job, because managers have realised that they won't last long in those roles. I can understand and believe that because my brother-in-law's niece who graduated the same year as you in Interior Design from University of Wolverhampton is still in a warehouse job and is trying to get out of it. Obviously due to her lack of experience she can't and she's not even getting interviews.
    No wonder so many people are unemployed. This is absolutely ridiculous.
    It's stupidly competitive.
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    No wonder so many people are unemployed. This is absolutely ridiculous.
    It's stupidly competitive.
    But its the truth. Some and most graduates expect too much when it comes to looking for a job. i.e. high pay with little or zero work experience because they have a 1st or 2.1 degree and just because of that they expect to get a job straight away.
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    (Original post by Boreism)
    But its the truth. Some and most graduates expect too much when it comes to looking for a job. i.e. high pay with little or zero work experience because they have a 1st or 2.1 degree and just because of that they expect to get a job straight away.
    I pity them, work their arse off for 4 to 5 years to struggle to find a reasonable job which they studied for.
 
 
 
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