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No Experience for Work

  • 20-05-2022 7:58pm
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    I'm currently finding it extremely difficult to find work.

    This month alone, I have had so many rejections from jobs that I am well qualified to do.

    My only downfall is my lack of hands on experience. I am currently on a C.E scheme. I can honestly say that over these past 3 or so years on this scheme, I have learned very little new skills in the placement. Most skills, basic typing, use of Word, Excel, I would already have used during my time in college.

    I am supposed to be doing 19.5 hours a week on the scheme, and truth be told, I have never had more than 8 hours a week of work. Most days I am told there is no work for me to do. I have taken up a number of temp jobs to compensate for my lack of experience gained in the scheme.

    Getting permanent work is next to impossible. I am always told I have not enough experience, and rejected. I have no way of truly getting experience.

    I am considering approaching some offices offering to work voluntarily to gain hands on experience. I don't know how much luck I will have with this idea.

    Is this advisable?

    Thank you.