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I have been unemployed for over 3 months. Life is very hard. Everyone is asking for experience. But how to get experience if you don’t have the job in the first place. I am being very frustrated


Posted anonymously, 14th May 2014


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  • I hope you’ve found a job.

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  • I was made redundant a year ago and decided to volunteer and really enjoying the experience and hoping a chance to get into a different sort of field. It sounds like you are getting depressed , but do not give up. 3 months is not that long ,are you applying for the right jobs ? In the meantime perhaps seek help from Centrelink as a friend of mine was grateful when she had to search for a job while her hub was not working and had her mum living with her . Hope you get support soon .

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  • Don’t lose heart. Something will eventually come along

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  • thanks for sharing x

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  • chin up! dont let down time ruin your up time the right job will come along!

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  • I know how disheartening it can be. When I was out of work for a while, I felt like I was going mad as it was a catch-22 situation. I checked with a couple of charities, and also a community centre near us, and I was able to do some volunteer work in the area I wanted to work in. That way, I got some experience, and got to know people in the industry, and that’s what made the difference when I applied for jobs.

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  • My son is in the same postion. He applies for more than 10 jobs a week and in the last four months only 2 replied to say he was unsuccessful. They all ask for experience, but as you said how can he get experience if no one will give him a chance. He is very down at the moment, he can’t even volunteer as they say there is too much red tape to deal with, so what can he do. I wish you luck with your job search.

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  • I hope your job search has improved

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  • I remember applying for over 500 jobs in a four month period and getting nowhere. It is soul destroying, depressing and very very hard, but don’t give up! I ended up getting work telemarketing ( horrible but it paid) and from there moved into call centre work (still horrible but better paid) and it gave me the experience they all wanted! Good luck and I hope something comes up soon

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  • so true! maybe an employment agency can help? they also pay for some training too

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  • It is a very stressful time for you. Please take care of yourself so you don’t get sick. I hope you do find someone who will give you a chance.

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  • It’s a real catch 22 situation. Would doing some volunteer work in the area you’re seeking employment in help? Good luck.

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  • Just keep trying! Eventually you’ll get your lucky break :)

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  • That’s right. Life being hard at the moment. Don’t give up. Hope you can find job soon.

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  • being out of work can cripple you more than you think,. dont let depression take hold, try and keep a positive attitude that a job will be there soon

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