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Done nothing since. How am I going to explain this gap in my CV? I've made myself unemployable.
How do you even get jobs if you only want it till like august or something? I've ruined my life
Being unemployed is looked upon much more favourably if you have been wealthy enough to do nothing in another country.
You started in Thailand then worked your way through Laos, Cambodia and the Philippines. Spent New Year in Auckland and saw some of Eastern Australia before flying back to the UK last week. You haven't shut up about it since.
you must have been doing something, even if it's playing on the internet say you've been keeping up to date with new technology, maybe start doing some volunteering or a course now and you can always stretch the truth a bit about it
you'll have learnt something in that time, even if it's some social media thing
or find someone willing to say you were volunteering at their company...or quickly write a book/make a record and make out like you've been well busy with that.
what have you been doing btw?
i suspect that despite my grand intentions i'd probably watch the simpsons in my pants with all pizza down me for the rest of my life given the opportunity.
or make up a bogus company and get one of your friends to be your referee.
That was good.
There isn't a gap in my CV...
There isn't a gap in your CV...
which you've fought your way back from. Good for a few sick days and you can tell 'em it's come back when you fuck off in August.
i'm so shit and it makes me hate myself for being shit so to make myself feel better i do things like play computer games to take my mind off it which just makes things WORSE. Then you get to the point where you know exactly what's gonna happen so you dread even the thought of applying for jobs so instead of applying for jobs you just sit there cos if you actually do anything like play computer games then you're procrasting instead of doing work and if youre doing nothing at least youre not actively stopping yourself from looking for work....
this might just be me i dunno
i think i hoped we could share stories and embrace in the warmth of mutual experience or something
I get the fear at the mere thought of opening a jobsearch website cos the end result might mean reacquainting myself with people and the outside world so I just play haxball instead. I'll have the fear even more knowing that I'll have to barefaced lie about what I've been up to and pretend that I won't be leaving in a few months to go to university. Really struggle with things like that.
I'd like to thank my parents for allowing me to rot in my bedroom without so much as a single nudge of encouragement. h8 life
is the thought that i'm letting my gf down
:( ugh that's both upsetting and embarrassing
you could never disappoint her and all that matters is you being happy and that loads of money/high status employment aren't necessary for that. and that she couldn't imagine a better more supportive boyfriend.
Just say you went round south east Asia. Or spread the guilt and say you were home caring a relative. Although I don't like that last one so much as it's tempting fate.
Caring for an ill relative
Imaginary job that no-one will ever check
Quite literally doesn't matter
claims to have been a Freelance Landscape Gardener for a year when actually I...*ahem* they were on the dole.
but it seems to have calmed down now so youre all cool and go back to work
don't give up now!
give them a game
Freelancing, blogs, pop-up speakeasy bars, being in a band...just say you were doing, or taking time out to write about, things like this. It's all great stuff
nobody has ever mentioned it in an interview
although once someone did question why i left one job in december one year and didn't start the next one until a whole three weeks later in january the next year
And I don't think I would bother questioning a gap like that. I've certainly never noticed one. It's much more about what is there than what isn't.
I have a 6-month gap on my CV that I just wrote "travel break" in. It's never been questioned.
where I can list a freelance job I did that won't give me a reference... how on earth I apply for the next job I do not know....
or a fake Media Studies degree should do it
Pursing a career as a mixed martial artist
Yep thats right, 'pursing'
Looks like I'll have to become comfortable with lying to peoples faces. Gonna feel like a cunt as well if I apply for a job and get an interview and they start going on about wanting committed people for the next year or something and I'm like 'yeah'
and they probably won't ask why you've been out of work. loads of people are out of work and they're unlikely to have looked at your cv that closely. stop worrying!
Answer any follow up questions with an enigmatic smile.
Perhaps I'm barking up the wrong tree here but it sounds like you need something to restore your sense of self belief.