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    A quick summary, I am 24, 25 in a few months. I graduated in 2013 in Law, with a 2.1 from a RG.

    Had a few jobs, got into telesales with a big telecommunications company and did well. Then started a job for a few months as a Junior Buyer with a FTSE100 company, ended up saving the company circa £800k. Fell out with senior management (a breakdown in communication) and got dismissed.

    Now I feel a bit lost. I have been unemployed for 2 months now and once I was over the initial stage of lazing around feeling angry at people, I realise that I really don't want to be a failure in my life.

    So, I guess the simple question is, has anyone here/anybody you know been in a similar situation before? I just really don't want to end up being a failure.
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    (Original post by James.Carnell)
    A quick summary, I am 24, 25 in a few months. I graduated in 2013 in Law, with a 2.1 from a RG.

    Had a few jobs, got into telesales with a big telocommunications company and did well. Then started a job for a few months as a Junior Buyer with a FTSE100 company, ended up saving the company circa £800k. Fell out with senior management (a breakdown in communication) and got dismissed.

    Now I feel a bit lost. I have been unemployed for 2 months now and once I was over the initial stage of lazing around feeling angry at people, I realise that I really don't want to be a failure in my life.

    So, I guess the simple question is, has anyone here/anybody you know been in a similar situation before? I just really don't want to end up being a failure.
    I haven't been in a similar situation, but I am at a similar age and stage in my life and I recently decided to make a pretty big change to my career! I decided I wasn't happy with the way I was being treated or what I was doing, and chose to walk away to do something completely different.

    The thing is, you're not a failure at all- it sounds like you've been pretty successful but one thing's gone wrong. If you've got some savings, then maybe take some time to think about what you might like to do next. It sounds a bit like you fell into telesales and then the buyer job? What do you define as "success"? What would make you happy?

    In terms of getting your next job, I'd be upfront (at the interview stage) about your dismissal, but also your achievements, and suggest other references who can hopefully tell a future employer what a wonderful employee you have. Don't bad mouth people, and try to show any future employers that this was a one off and doesn't reflect on you as a person, it was just a one off weird situation.

    Slightly longer term, I'd aim for your next job to be one you stay at for two years plus if you can. It sounds like you've had at least 3 jobs in 3 years, and that in itself can be a red flag for some employers (less so if any of the jobs were temporary contracts). This means it needs to be the right fit, so unless you're desperate to find something for financial reasons, take your time to find something awesome that you enjoy.
 
 
 
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