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    I've just started a masters degree in political science in Germany and although i love the country etc. I really dont enjoy being a skint student again....And im not even sure if itll help me find a job anymore.... I graduated a few years ago, and although i do have 2 + years experience working for a charity, it was only tempoary job and spent the last 2 years working as a staff manager in retail. I have a lot of volunteer experience but that was a couple of years ago now.

    I thought id love being a student again, but i really dont.

    I now want to start applying for jobs in england and would be willing to quit/ delay my masters degree. But how do i explain that im willing to quit my masters in a job interview???

    Should i just leave it off my CV? I could put that im still working as a staff manager in uk. Or should i include it, and explain the masters degree simply isnt for me and would like to work?

    The types of jobs i want - support worker for charity £21,000/ HR/ any office based or charity job hopefully outside of London- maybe bristol or manchester etc.

    Please help! I cant ask the uni career advisor so you lot will have to do 😀
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    I wouldn't put on your course as it will look like your or available until the Autumn of 2017 or you have quit the course within weeks of it starting (which will sometime cause a question mark over judgement/commitment).

    But you can't lie on your CV and say your are doing a job that you aren't doing now.


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    Do you desperately want to quit the masters? I would love to be able to do one, just cant afford it atm. I disagree with what you say about you not being able to get a job with it though, it would put you above others who have just an undergrad degree, and also considering your work experience it'll benefit you
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    I wouldn't put on your course as it will look like your or available until the Autumn of 2017 or you have quit the course within weeks of it starting (which will sometime cause a question mark over judgement/commitment).

    But you can't lie on your CV and say your are doing a job that you aren't doing now.


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    Yeah i know i shouldnt lie, but its my partners small bussniss so they could easily call and ask for a reference and theyd never know. Or is that really sneaky?

    I want to start volunteering so should i just put my voluntary work in germany and say i came here to volunteer?
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    (Original post by Jokesonyoum8)
    Do you desperately want to quit the masters? I would love to be able to do one, just cant afford it atm. I disagree with what you say about you not being able to get a job with it though, it would put you above others who have just an undergrad degree, and also considering your work experience it'll benefit you
    Kind of, yes. I honestly thought id love it too, i saved for it ( although its so much cheaper than uk!) but maybe bcos im 26 now i just feel tired of studying. I do love living abroad though.

    I dont know, 2 of ex managers told me it wont help and i feel during interviews that my work experience is much more appealing to them. But i do know 2 people who have an MA who got a job i want. And others who dont so....

    I dont want to go in academia, just like i mentioned a charity/ ngo/ local government role for like 20 grand a year is good...i kinda of feel like experience will be better and like i said im sorta hating my MA...
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    (Original post by small.littlefish)
    Yeah i know i shouldnt lie, but its my partners small bussniss so they could easily call and ask for a reference and theyd never know. Or is that really sneaky?

    I want to start volunteering so should i just put my voluntary work in germany and say i came here to volunteer?
    More than sneaky - it's lying. Plus you wouldn't be able to mention anything about Germany at all.

    You could say you decided to move to Germany to see a different culture/lifestyle, and then include your volunteering if that is something you achieve.



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