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    Long story short: dropped out of uni in 2nd year (december 2014), applied for jobs in uni city, then husband's parents' city, then a new city when we moved out, and now another city now we've moved again. Im early 20s, have plenty of good qualifications minus an actual degree (im now doing open uni), have some retail and voluntary experience and my CV has been assessed, rewritten and assessed some more multiple times. Applying for all jobs, from cleaning to callcentre to retail to office work. Not had a single 'yes' after over 500 job applications and 12ish interviews. Set up my own proofreading online business and made a few ££ but not enough to even pay my phone bill for a month. Worked in my partner's pub for an evening but had a mental breakdown from anxiety and not being prepared for customer based work after so long.

    Any advice for the job hunt now? (Ie how to handle the huge gap, lack of relevant experience, etc?)
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    (Original post by holson)
    Long story short: dropped out of uni in 2nd year (december 2014), applied for jobs in uni city, then husband's parents' city, then a new city when we moved out, and now another city now we've moved again. Im early 20s, have plenty of good qualifications minus an actual degree (im now doing open uni), have some retail and voluntary experience and my CV has been assessed, rewritten and assessed some more multiple times. Applying for all jobs, from cleaning to callcentre to retail to office work. Not had a single 'yes' after over 500 job applications and 12ish interviews. Set up my own proofreading online business and made a few ££ but not enough to even pay my phone bill for a month. Worked in my partner's pub for an evening but had a mental breakdown from anxiety and not being prepared for customer based work after so long.

    Any advice for the job hunt now? (Ie how to handle the huge gap, lack of relevant experience, etc?)
    Want me to check CV's?
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    (Original post by holson)
    Soz, married
    Im joking, gurl why did you drop out of uni anyway.... what course were you doing
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    (Original post by hellodave5)
    Want me to check CV's?
    Thanks, but ive already had a recruitment place check it for me as well as a family member who's done well in their career and an old lecturer (they're sending it back tomorrow i hope!)
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    (Original post by revisionbasher21)
    Im joking, gurl why did you drop out of uni anyway.... what course were you doing
    Number of reasons - course was crap, knew it wouldnt help with getting a job anyway and there were these two guys who threatened me and turned everyone against me because i rejected them romantically. I was doing television production and im now doing english lang + lit
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    (Original post by holson)
    Thanks, but ive already had a recruitment place check it for me as well as a family member who's done well in their career and an old lecturer (they're sending it back tomorrow i hope!)
    No problemo.
    Hope all is well.
    That is some bad luck with the job searching though, even considering how tough things are nowadays.
    Have had your interview presentation checked?
    Keep gaining experience and working on the CV
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    Have you mostly been applying through job sites and online applications?
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    (Original post by hellodave5)
    No problemo.
    Hope all is well.
    That is some bad luck with the job searching though, even considering how tough things are nowadays.
    Have had your interview presentation checked?
    Keep gaining experience and working on the CV
    Yeah i had a mock interview with another recruiter, who gave me feedback etc. I always ask for feedback from real ones but they tend to just say 'you were great but no experience' which is so annoying lol
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    Loads of online ones obviously but also handing in CVs/asking about potential roles in person, over email and on the phone.
    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Have you mostly been applying through job sites and online applications?
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    (Original post by revisionbasher21)
    Does this mean you are good looking?
    No, they were just really bad looking
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    All the TSR mods can also go search for a real job.
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    (Original post by holson)
    No, they were just really bad looking
    Really??? i dont think they would threaten you if you were ugly, and btw i bet your husband is a jerk
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    (Original post by holson)
    Loads of online ones obviously but also handing in CVs/asking about potential roles in person, over email and on the phone.
    If you involve yourself on some of the facebook groups for your area sometimes people ask if others are looking for jobs on there, tends to be for smaller companies or family businesses.
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    (Original post by revisionbasher21)
    Really??? i dont think they would threaten you if you were ugly, and btw i bet your husband is a jerk
    My husband is the kindest man that I - and anyone who has met him - have come across. He's sweet, caring and selfless.
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    Yeah, im a member of a few of those, too. Tends to be facebook selling 'opportunities' (ie pyramid schemes) mostly, amongst a few actual jobs.

    I also use linkedin as well ^
    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    If you involve yourself on some of the facebook groups for your area sometimes people ask if others are looking for jobs on there, tends to be for smaller companies or family businesses.
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    (Original post by holson)
    Yeah, im a member of a few of those, too. Tends to be facebook selling 'opportunities' (ie pyramid schemes) mostly, amongst a few actual jobs.

    I also use linkedin as well ^
    Yeah haha ignore those kinds like the plague

    Ugh the amount of people on my facebook involved in pyramid schemes is too damn high.

    You could always post on the facebook groups asking if anyone has any jobs going with a quick summary about your qualifications and experience? Though obviously mention you want an actual job, not a box load of mascara and diet pills to sell lol. I usually see people getting good responses when I see posts like that.
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    (Original post by holson)
    My husband is the kindest man that I - and anyone who has met him - have come across. He's sweet, caring and selfless.
    looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ol
    Reallllly?
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    Still in Leicester?
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    (Original post by revisionbasher21)
    looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ol
    Reallllly?
    Yes, it's why i married him
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    No, in Talke now
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    Still in Leicester?
 
 
 
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