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Gaps in CV

Postby m_m » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:46 am

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Re: Gaps in CV

Postby Bel Bel » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:56 am

No leave the gap it's the truth you weren't employed
If they notice they will ask and you need to honest
there is nothing worse than lying and being caught out
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Re: Gaps in CV

Postby spacegirl » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:07 am

Lol that's very vague, quite far for how long and to do what?

Belbel's right, if there's a gap then leave it then explain what u did in that time if they ask. I don't think it looks bad to have gaps in ur employment, but only if u actually did something in that time, especially if u left the job by your own choice. A lot of application forms i filled out recently asked the reason for leaving my last job and to explain gaps in employment. Even if you don't work in those months, make sure you do sth worthwhile and you can still sell yourself when at interview, explaining why the gap was beneficial to your development- even travelling looks good on a cv as it shows you are independant, curious and can take initiative.

However leaving work for an indeterminate amount of months to do nothing doesn't look good. The only experience I have of hiring staff is in a shop but even at that, people who didnt explain gaps in employment weren't even given a look in.
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Re: Gaps in CV

Postby m_m » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:13 am

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Re: Gaps in CV

Postby Bel Bel » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:18 am

But you could do other voluntary work, like charity shops etc initially
Also you could say circumstances at home meant you had to move anyway so you tied it in with coming to Leicester. Not ideally what you wnated to do but circumstances forced it on you.
You can always do temp work, part time stuff too
Do you wnat to tell us what the Leicester move is all about? You don't have to just being nosey
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Re: Gaps in CV

Postby spacegirl » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:18 am

Oh I see, well I don't see why that would be a problem, you're just relocating, at least you'd be actively looking for a job and your reason for leaving is relocating. that's fine i think
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Re: Gaps in CV

Postby m_m » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:32 am

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Re: Gaps in CV

Postby RagDoll » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:35 am

It sounds like it might be just the opportunity you need all things considered. Just a shame it's come along at a time when it's difficult to find a job. I guess you can't let that rule your life, but it is a consideration - would your boyfriend be supporting you for a change whilst you were out of work?
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Re: Gaps in CV

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:23 pm

RagDoll wrote:would your boyfriend be supporting you for a change whilst you were out of work?


Also you said the job was 6 months or so...what happens after those 6 months; you might be in a worse position than you are now. To be honest I'd let your bf move and see how it goes for a few months before quitting everything, because at least you do have a job and some job is better than no job.
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Re: Gaps in CV

Postby Bel Bel » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:28 pm

yes i agree with dipsy
also let your b/f cope on his own for a while so he gets used to paying out for things, it may really help him get some perspective on how he has ben taking you for granted
are you sure he will support you if you don't get a job?
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