I have a feeling I might start rambling on but I'll try and be as concise as possible and get straight to the point.
I'm (almost) a 23 year old University Graduate who has practically zero work experiance. One of the reasons for this is I've had some health problems since my mid-teens. It was a degenerative disease so my situation worsened as time passed. Basically, during this period I never felt like I was in a position to be able to work. I was however able to continue on with my studies. I went to University and was able to graduate with a 2:1.
Unfortunately though, in my final year, things got pretty rough, so I decided as soon as I was done with Uni I would go ahead and have the Surgery I needed. So yeah, that's exactly what I did. In the 18 months or so, since I've graduated, I've had two operations done.
Anyway, I'm fully recovered now, fit and healthy. And in the first stages of my job-hunt. But I'm just getting very worried about my CV. There's just very little I can put on it, certainly no work-experiance.
It's a complex issue, 'cause it kinda implies that if it wasn't for my health problems then I'd have tons of experiance, which is obviously not the case, I may never have been able to find a job regardless. But at the same time, it's a shame most employers are gonna look at my CV, and just completely disregard it and see me as some kind of lazy bum, who'd never done a days work in his life.
I mean, I always knew it would be extremely difficult, hence why I'm looking at some volunteer jobs, asking around friends and family to see if theirs any temp/trainee positions they know of, I may do some waiting, etc. basically, I'm going about it like I'm a 16 year old, just starting out, as opposed to a Uni Grad going for the big jobs.
But yeah. I guess I'm just looking for some words of advice, really. I just feel like I'm totally screwed at this point.
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Lack of work-experiance due to health problems. watch
- Thread Starter
- 21-03-2011 12:09