#6408130, By ploder Countdown to Unemployment thread

  • ploder 28 Jul 2010 17:03:07 243 posts
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    DcP729UK wrote:
    mowgli wrote:
    Yeah I've started doing that so will see how I get on. Very annoying to spend four years getting a degree but having to pretend you haven't in order to get a job. :/

    if your prospective employers find out you could get the sack, believe it or not... >_>
    I am very tempted to do the same. It really does seem that having a degree puts off some employers as they think you will be off at the first opportunity. The problem is that without the degree there is a huge gap. You leave things out, but if your skills and history are geared towards particular areas you are going to have a hell of a time trying to convince employers to take you on with huge gaps and little relevant experience. I've spent almost 2 years trying to get back into at first, my career, and now just any suitable job since losing my second job since graduating. I guess some industries are harder hit than others, but what happens to those who are not particularly good at diversifying their job hunting? I would like to know the true state of unemployment in this country.

    I spend hours everyday scanning through specialist sites and a general meta-job search site called indeed.co.uk. There are loads of jobs, but unfortunately few that I meet the description for or can bend the truth a little for. I feel like I'm sinking into a hole with the huge time gap even though I have done voluntary work. I have lost a lot of confidence in my ability and am becoming cynical. That is probably the worst thing about unemployment for me. I rarely hear back from the jobs I apply for and when I do it's the usual 'loads of applicants..someone else with more experience' line. I feel for those who are unemployed. How do you remain positive?
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