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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    A lot easier said than done.

    Selling things on places like etsy and ebay is not a stable income, and 9 times out of 10 Chinese sellers can undercut your prices or bulk sellers can sell similar items cheaper. Not to mention how terrible ebay seller protecton is (I've sold stuff before) That is without even getting into start up costs if you're selling a product. Which means you are taking a financial risk for something that very well may not work out.

    Other means of self employment also require a lot of specific skills (for example coding) and take a heck of a lot of time to get started on. Not ideal for a full time graduate student.

    Worth noting the vast majority of business fail in the first year. You hear the success stories...but what about the people who lost everything on that risk of starting their own business? Not worth it unless you have something truly unique to sell or if you have extensive skills...and those people tend to be easy to employ anyway.
    better than sending 300 applications with no reply

    Income is actually pretty stable, self employed people on average earn more.

    So what if chinese sellers undercut you ? Selling is more than about Price. By your logic the shop on the high street would be primark.

    very little start up costs with an ebay store. Again better than sending 300 CVs with no reply.

    I never suggested coding, so your sort of knocking down your own suggestion.

    lost everything ? lol what are you on about. Alot of people also fail jobs at the probation stage, what your point ? Sit in your room all day avoiding risk.

    All you need is to provide a service that is in demand, you dont need to be best or reinvent the wheel, just a service people put on value on.

    and yet many talented people prefer to be self employed and achieve huge success, better go and email than some anon person on tsr said they where doing life wrong.
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    (Original post by hannah00)
    better than sending 300 applications with no reply

    Income is actually pretty stable, self employed people on average earn more.

    So what if chinese sellers undercut you ? Selling is more than about Price. By your logic the shop on the high street would be primark.

    very little start up costs with an ebay store. Again better than sending 300 CVs with no reply.

    I never suggested coding, so your sort of knocking down your own suggestion.

    lost everything ? lol what are you on about. Alot of people also fail jobs at the probation stage, what your point ? Sit in your room all day avoiding risk.

    All you need is to provide a service that is in demand, you dont need to be best or reinvent the wheel, just a service people put on value on.

    and yet many talented people prefer to be self employed and achieve huge success, better go and email than some anon person on tsr said they where doing life wrong.

    Income is stable is it? Where is your evidence for that, that being self employed selling things on ebay is stable?

    If you're selling products then no start up cost is not low, you have to buy in goods to sell them. Then you have to sell them out again at a higher price to ensure no loss. This is not even remotely a guarantee...I've literally tried this before.

    Lost everything as in, invested their savings in stock to sell only for it go wrong.

    No you didn't specifically mention coding, but not every self employed person sells on eBay. In fact most of them don't because it's such a rubbish, unstable and unforgiving market. Most self employed people have specific skills like coding and freelance professional work.

    Never said anything about sitting in my room all day. This is a thread designed for people to have a rant...or did you miss that.

    Your last sentence literally made no sense and you ignored all my other points. Your advice is crap tbh.
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    I'm unemployable :cry: :cry: :cry:
    Why do you think that?
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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    Why do you think that?
    Because I didn't develop many skills at university, I didn't do much at all. It was a waste of 4 years. I wish I could go back and redo it In my subject area, I need a PhD to get further work. I'm too scared to even apply to a job, because I know I'll just get rejected
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    Because I didn't develop many skills at university, I didn't do much at all. It was a waste of 4 years. I wish I could go back and redo it In my subject area, I need a PhD to get further work. I'm too scared to even apply to a job, because I know I'll just get rejected
    Just try to apply for jobs. Don't limit it to you degree area. I know people with 2.2s and 3rds that have jobs. You have to believe in yourself.
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    (Original post by TheAlchemistress)
    I have been a live for 16 years and 7 months and I have never seen myself breakdown like this over a boy.

    :console: Maybe it was for the best. You will find someone better
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    :console: Maybe it was for the best. You will find someone better
    It wasn't for the best because I saw him at the NCS graduation ceremony, and I realized I still have feelings. And him and her were still close. I have been crying since, 3 times today.
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    It wasn't for the best because I saw him at the NCS graduation ceremony, and I realized I still have feelings. And him and her were still close. I have been crying since, 3 times today.
    Everything happens for the best. As someone who’s been in your position, I know what it feels like. But then after I realised that it was a good thing and happened for the best. It’ll take some time to get over it, but don’t forget that everything happens for a reason and you’ll be better off
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