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I am wondering if anyone has any advice - I am 25, I have my LLB, LLM and I have a L3 PT but I have been unemployed since 2016... I studied my masters FT 2016-2017 while volunteering 3 days a week ... I have volunteered since finishing but I am having no luck finding work
I live in the North but I am applying to London too - have applied for hundreds of jobs.. I have applied to part time, full time, temp, PT work, Law, admin, retail, bars, cafes, grad schemes... anything I can possibly do !
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You are doing something seriously wrong. We have record levels of employment. Either you aren't trying as much as you claim or your CV is a mess.
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Law? You'll have a hard time finding a law related job, I hear it's one of the most saturated degrees
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Exactly why I am struggling and have looked in other areas too
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Why would I lie about how hard I am trying...? This is one reason I was reluctant to post on here for advice because you always read such negative responses and it’s no wonder we have record levels of mental health issuse
Would I post just to lie -.-
As an FYI - I worked in college, I worked through uni both part time jobs ... I had to leave my job because I wasn’t safe due to circumstances beyond my control , which the Police also advised of ....... I found a temp role, went straight into volunteering while still looking for work... studies my masters full time while volunteering in 3 roles....alongside this and after my Masters ended I studied 10 further CPD courses and here I am .... I live in a very small town where we have a high street and that is all... I’ve looked way beyond this but I actually live in one of the most economically deprived areas of the country that’s has the lowest social mobility - that our government doesn’t actually recognise to exist .... my partner is in a London hence looking there too but my gap in ‘paid’ employment is putting off employers, as is the fact I’m not from a ‘Russel group’ Uni 😴 .. my degree is specific and many jobs are asking for ‘specific’ degrees e.g business and finance ... retail bar etc say ‘too qualified’ or not enough specific experience .... I am applying every day to various roles ... My ‘law’ CV has been edited by a barrister and a solicitor .... my PT CV has been worked on with a PT... my normal CV for grad schemes and otherwise was developed with a career adviser
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My guess is that PT means personal trainer? Are you regularly attending a gym?
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My guess is that PT means personal trainer? Are you regularly attending a gym?
Yeah, and I was using my Uni gym till earlier in the year but I couldn’t afford the travel- I signed up to one within walking distance which I’ve applied too as well
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Yeah, and I was using my Uni gym till earlier in the year but I couldn’t afford the travel- I signed up to one within walking distance which I’ve applied too as well
CleverSquirrel joined her local gym as a total noob, became confident enough to help others, then got employed by said gym and earned her pt badges that way. Maybe join a gym as a member first, train regularly, help others out, and you'll get recognized by said gym to become one of their staff in no time
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(Original post by hello_shawn)
CleverSquirrel joined her local gym as a total noob, became confident enough to help others, then got employed by said gym and earned her pt badges that way. Maybe join a gym as a member first, train regularly, help others out, and you'll get recognized by said gym to become one of their staff in no time
Oh wow that’s great! I will get myself back to a gym
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I am wondering if anyone has any advice - I am 25, I have my LLB, LLM and I have a L3 PT but I have been unemployed since 2016... I studied my masters FT 2016-2017 while volunteering 3 days a week ... I have volunteered since finishing but I am having no luck finding work
I live in the North but I am applying to London too - have applied for hundreds of jobs.. I have applied to part time, full time, temp, PT work, Law, admin, retail, bars, cafes, grad schemes... anything I can possibly do !
Do you have any work experience in these fields? Such experience is important is one of the primary factors that determine whether you get a job or not. Also, how desperate are you for money; is it possible to achieve an internship and attempt to do well there?
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My ‘law’ CV has been edited by a barrister and a solicitor .... my PT CV has been worked on with a PT... my normal CV for grad schemes and otherwise was developed with a career adviser
you can edit your cv as much as you want, but as long as you have no experience it's fruitless...

what skills do you have ?
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Why would I lie about how hard I am trying...? This is one reason I was reluctant to post on here for advice because you always read such negative responses and it’s no wonder we have record levels of mental health issuse

Would I post just to lie -.-

As an FYI - I worked in college, I worked through uni both part time jobs ... I had to leave my job because I wasn’t safe due to circumstances beyond my control , which the Police also advised of ....... I found a temp role, went straight into volunteering while still looking for work... studies my masters full time while volunteering in 3 roles....alongside this and after my Masters ended I studied 10 further CPD courses and here I am .... I live in a very small town where we have a high street and that is all... I’ve looked way beyond this but I actually live in one of the most economically deprived areas of the country that’s has the lowest social mobility - that our government doesn’t actually recognise to exist .... my partner is in a London hence looking there too but my gap in ‘paid’ employment is putting off employers, as is the fact I’m not from a ‘Russel group’ Uni 😴 .. my degree is specific and many jobs are asking for ‘specific’ degrees e.g business and finance ... retail bar etc say ‘too qualified’ or not enough specific experience .... I am applying every day to various roles ... My ‘law’ CV has been edited by a barrister and a solicitor .... my PT CV has been worked on with a PT... my normal CV for grad schemes and otherwise was developed with a career adviser

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you can edit your cv as much as you want, but as long as you have no experience it's fruitless...

what skills do you have ?
3 years voluntary experience in court
Work placements in solicitors
A years placement as a student legal adviser
A years placement as a general adviser
A ongoing voluntary role in research and law reports
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there are various entry points to get your self into legal roles.

obviously they are entry/assistant level stuff but very fast progression if you do well.
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