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Dear Theo - "Present or most recent employment,voluntary work or role"

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by bvenjybritt, May 22, 2011.

  1. Dear Theo , I am confused as to what I should put in this section of an application form. "Present or most recent employment,voluntary work or role" I am currently unemployed but completing a returners course having had a break from teaching through bringing up a family, freelance work etc.

    I feel I should state that I am currently unemployed as it will become clear later in my application , supporting statement and ES what I can bring to the job I am applying for.
    Would you consider this to be the best thing to do?
  2. If it says present employment then I would just put unemployed. However, if it has both present/previous then I would definitely put your last paid job/voluntary role.
  3. It is worded exactly as posted...hence the confusion as to the most appropriate thing to state .My last job was working freelance for myself.
  4. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    They want to know what your current job is. If you don't currently have a job for whatever reason, they want to know what your last job was. If you put "unemployed" they will assume you are currently unemployed and have always been unemployed. So if I were you I would put down your freelance work.
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, put Currently unemployed, formerly freelance XXX.
    Best of luck to you.

    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.

    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

    The Job Seminars are all sold out, I'm afraid, but Julia is planning some more later on.

    A new SLT seminar is planned for 18 June.

    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.

    Look forward to seeing you!

  6. Thanks for the advice. I am going to do this .I needed the advice and reassurance.

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