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Getting a 'permanent' job on a gap year - notice periods etc. watch

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    I'd like to know how people have approached working in a permanent position when they've only been able to commit a few months - perhaps on a gap year (as I am).

    Would anyone have a problem with me not letting on that I plan to leave for university in the autumn (I foresee an awkward question at interviews!)?
    I don't think I'm legally obliged to let on and I could twist it a bit afterwards and say that I originally planned to defer entry (unlikely, but possible, in reality).

    What about notice periods and all that (I know a minimum of one week must be given, by the employee) - are they tricky or awkward?

    I've no experience of this - I've only ever worked as a temp or on short-term contracts.

    I got a permanent job on my gap year, just told them at the end that I decided to go to uni after all...notice periods are usually a month after probation.

    Yep, just tell a white lie. I got a permament job on my year out which I plan to work until I go to university (which they don't know about) so I'll probably tell them a month before I go that I decided to go in the end.

    Mind you, it does make things awkward socially. Like, I can never talk about university stuff, in case my manager says something like ''I thought you said you weren't going'' but tbh everyone is so nice where I work, they wouldn't care!

    Edit - be honest, best way :yep:

    I don't know if that includes working on freelance jobs? Any comments about that?
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