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Author Topic: Slow path back to work  (Read 2589 times)

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Offline harleymc

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Slow path back to work
« on: June 05, 2014, 06:12:18 AM »
I've been trying to get back into work now for a couple of years. I realized by the end of last year beginning of this one that, the gaps in my resume / cv were a bit too big.

Since February I've been doing a Certifcate 3 of Business Administration, As of 5th of June I have passed all my subjects except a practical/ simulated business work experience... two more sessions to go on that.

I'm rewriting my cv and cover letters etc for jobs but also have had a nice offer from one of the local HIV/ Aids service organisations to go and get some work experience / unpaid internship with them. So I'll work for them 3 or 4 days per week for a few months through to November and upgrade my Cert 3 to Cert 4 with night classes (4 nights per week). I can get a bit of government support while I study, not enough to cover my rent, but at least wont just be spending my own savings.

I expect to be thoroughtly exhausted at the end of each week, but I am hoping that I'll land myself a decent job by Xmas.

Will keep you all posted

Offline Theyer

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Re: Slow path back to work
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 03:17:37 PM »
good luck with it all , sounds like the internship is a goodie, as you said keep us posted
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline harleymc

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Re: Slow path back to work
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 09:19:14 PM »
Thanks, will do.

Offline aztecan

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Re: Slow path back to work
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 10:25:12 PM »
I know this isn't an easy thing to do.

Keep up the good work and keep us posted.


"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline harleymc

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Re: Slow path back to work
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 08:53:26 AM »
I worked 2 days at the ASO, when the manager said "oops we forgot, you need to have a criminal records check done before you can start".

Six weeks later, I've finally been cleared, bloody slow process! I started there again last Monday.

College is going ok although I have some crazy long days 13 hours or so between leaving home in the morning for the internship and getting home from evening college.

I'm determined to do this, and I will!


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