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Shiva99

Unemployment & resume

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Hello,

I've been dealing with a lot of social anxiety combined with depression in the past, especially in my early 20s. This has effected my resume in a bad way. Right now i'm 27, and my longest job on my resume is only about 14 months long, and the rest of  my resume is filled with short-term 2 to 3 month period jobs. I always had quit them because of the psychological problems i was dealing with at that time.

Right now i'm in a much better state, but whenever i have a job interview, they almost always bring this up, and i honestly don't know how to explain it properly, apart from telling them i was having psychological problems. Some of the recruiters believe me, some of them start to question if i'm able to work again, and some of them straight up think i'm lying in their face. I can tell this is a huge barrier on getting a new job, but it's also draining me, having to explain my situation over and over again every single time during a new interview.

I don't know how to fix this problem.

 

Any tips?

 

Thanks.


As long as you prefer to be something rather than nothing, everything else will appear to be something rather than nothing. 

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@Shiva99 I don't know details of your employment (are you worked officialy or not and are you just worker or some specialist), but you always can lie them. Write in your resume what you expect them to expect:D from 27yo guy.

In my experience I found one of my jobs this way:

"Have you any experience in this branch?"

"Yes".

Thats all.

Also I recommend you to read a book by Chin Ning Chu " Thick face, Black heart". This may point to you how to act in such situations.

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46 minutes ago, pdude said:

I don't know details of your employment (are you worked officialy or not and are you just worker or some specialist), but you always can lie them. Write in your resume what you expect them to expect:D from 27yo guy.

I'm not sure what you mean. I'm not working right now if that's what you mean. I also don't wanna lie. That doesn't really sound like a good plan.

47 minutes ago, pdude said:

"Have you any experience in this branch?"

"Yes".

So you lie about experience? What if they let me start somewhere and it requires me to do stuff i don't know anything about? This doesn't sound like a viable plan either.

 


As long as you prefer to be something rather than nothing, everything else will appear to be something rather than nothing. 

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3 hours ago, Shiva99 said:

So you lie about experience?

Not actually. I thought that I have experience but on a first day at the job I understand that I didnt. I get through it and worked there some time. But that another story.

My point is: you can say truth knowing that they may not understand and will feel all nervous about it and employer even may think that you lying. And in the end you don't get that job. Or you may lie and pretend competent, work here some time and maybe they will kick you out because you incompetent. So you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Thats works for me. Just sharing it with you. I my teens I had problems getting a job. Of course that only my opinion and may not agree with me.

Edited by pdude

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Send out more applications and follow up with them in person. You will land a job eventually. I would not get too personal, or even bring it up unless they ask about it though if it were me. I realize some are asking, but just explain that you had personal matters to attend to. Saying what you are saying now would make someone wonder if you can handle the job or not. I would find a way to phrase it better. 


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@Shiva99  the lawyer who prepares  the best case wins the case. 

As mentioned my Mr. Hill adversity brings with it the seed of an equal and opposite equivalent.

You could use this as an opportunity to tell your future recruiter how you overcame your weekends and are ready to take on new challenges. 

Tell him how you did it and why you are so confident that you have overcome it. 

Give him strong reasons to why he must recruit you. 

Learn about the recruiter and learn about what you will be doing, practice your art. 

Read the book think and grow rich there is a specific section for this on how to apply for jobs.

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I think you shouldn't worry and pay attention on your resume and interview preparation! I can say from my personal experience that resume is quite important. So if you have difficulties with it writing, better will be to get help from accuroresumes.com/cheap-writing-services/ good decision in my opinion.

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my dad used to jump jobs a lot too. its probably not ethical but what he did was, lets say you have 2 jobs in similar field, each lasting a few months, he would combine the 2 and add the duration. yes its lieing but you are still competent. it is not a good sign to have very short terms jobs on ur CV. 

worse case, can you remove some from there ? instead of having 6 short term jobs. put just 1-2 there and say you did souls searching or something else during that time . you are not REQUIRED to put every single job in ur CV. do it in a way that plays in ur favor. 

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