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Dear Theo - Explaining Gaps in CV

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by emzy09, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. I have been unemployed since I finished college (PGCE) last June, so I have had no work for a year.
    I have been searching for work, but have not been successful.

    What I want to know is, how do you explain the gap in employment, in my case a full year, in your CV?
    Do you just say jobseeking/unemployed?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. I have been unemployed since I finished college (PGCE) last June, so I have had no work for a year.
    I have been searching for work, but have not been successful.

    What I want to know is, how do you explain the gap in employment, in my case a full year, in your CV?
    Do you just say jobseeking/unemployed?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, you could say that. Or you could mention devoting that year to your family life, or any voluntary work, part-time, that you have been doing.
    A gap year at any time is always tricky, so I understand your problem. As I also understand and sympoathise with you in your job search. Are you sure that you are making the most of your skills in your applications?
    Make sure that you open the Welcome thread and read the shortlisting clickables inside, to get advice that has really helped othet posters.
    The benefit of an executive summary
    Dear Theo: Executive summary works- I have an interview
    taking Theo's Advice
    Once people have handed in their notice for September on 31 May, there will be a flurry of jobs that need to be filled, and only those not in permanent employment can apply.
    So there will be more jobs, and you will have a good chance. Sign up for JobAlerts here on the Forum to get informed straight away when a job comes up in your area. Also look every day at the website of your local authority - don't miss any chance.
    Best of luck!
    _____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    New <u>Job Seminars</u> on Sunday 26 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates!

    A new <u>Moving into Headship and SLT</u> seminar is on 18 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars


    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.Look forward to seeing you!
     

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