What does your employment history look like?

I am in the same position @anon90843118 I have never had a stable employment history. My resume is a mess and I have no references except for family. Now with this 7 year gap since being on disability I have no idea where to start with this employment thing.

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The only time I have been steadily employed in a full time job was when I was in the army. Other than that, I delivered pizza about 30 hrs. a week for about two or three years. I’ve done other jobs where I only worked for a few months. My employment history looks like ■■■■.

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The longest I’ve held a job is 2.5 years, and I have two year-long gaps between jobs.

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Temporary jobs mostly when the debts built up; worked long enough to cover them and then quit due to lack of will to work for longer. The last one was a job at a local supermarket, but only got to work for about a month, then I got schizophrenia and went to the hospital (I only know about this from my bank statement of that period - my memory has been wiped from that period).

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I have mostly food and general labor/warehouse experience with management for 4 years. I’ve been able to hold down jobs and it was tough my first years in the work force, but I’ve managed to take the corporate abuse and play their games fairly well. Now that I’ve gotten on meds I do even better and if I have my podcasts and music playing in my earbuds it helps me 10 million tines more than just listening to the radio or whatever junk is playing normally.

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Very spotty.

I’ve worked in restaurants, bars, clubs, pest control, nursing.

Never held jobs to long, I have a hard time handling the stress. I go symptomatic and suicidal real quick, start self medicating to deal, and end up lost.

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I worked 40 jobs before getting on disability. Guess I had a lot of issues and couldn’t bond with anyone.

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I did 26 years in the Navy Marine Corps as a supply specialist, helicopter pilot, operations officer, maintenance officer and a safety officer. I have a nice resume. It’s very professional the only real gap i have I was in school getting my aircraft mechanic licenses.

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The only gap I have was when I was in college so it doesn’t look too bad even though I was psychotic for a couple years. I never stuck with a job for more than a couple years but I think that is pretty normal for young people and in this economy. I’m currently applying for internships though as I’ve found through volunteering I’m able to work on top of full time schooling.

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I worked from the time I was 16 to 44 in various jobs like mortgage banking (worked my way up to a supervisorial position), social services eligibility specialist, cashier at a casino (main banker), all of those jobs I had for 5 plus years. In between there were periods of temporary disability (less than a year). I had many jobs for 2 years, mostly office/clerical type jobs and I left most of them to relocate, I’ve done a lot of moving around. When I go back to work I’m planning on going back to social services, that was very fulfilling work.

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Maybe volunteering?
To get confidvce back and a sound reference. In UK they don’t accept families for references generally. It’s really hard I’m chasing up people atm to provide references.

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mine is pretty good, run my own business for almost 23 years now

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Mine looked great up until about 4 years ago.

I quit working full time due to symptoms.

Now I’m financially dependent on my husband.

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Truth is there wasn’t much support when I was a young psychiatric patient to get you in the right shape to handle a job . There certainly weren’t the vocational therapies there are now .

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Up until now I’ve had roughly one gap, and it has been my whole life.

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I was temporarily retired from the Marines in 2012 and went through 7 jobs until 2014 and was permanently retired from the Marines in 2014 so on my resume i just say I was in the Marines until 2014.

I don’t list the 7 failed jobs. We have to do what we have to do.

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never had a job due to my illness, i wasnt even able to leave my house due to paranoia. ive done freelance art for about 4 years at this point, something i can do right from home. im trying to get a job out in the real world but my lack of experience makes me nervous

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I’d like to compliment those of you who said something like this…

When I go back to work…

It means you have hope,.

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My first real job I worked in construction for a neighbor for a summer when I was 18. After the hurricane hit us I worked for my uncle splicing phone cable for a year. Then at 19 I moved back home and went to college and worked as a server. for about 3 years I was an orderfiller at a distribution center. I was a supplemental instructor for math for 2 years. I got sick and could still work as a draftsman for 1.5 years. I graduated from college in 2014 and 3 months after college I got diagnosed with schizophrenia. I still worked as a math tutor for 2 years. Then they cut my hours so I pushed carts at Sam’s club for 6 months then transferred to tire and battery. Rotating installing and balancing tires for 6 months. I then found a full time job in a warehouse for 6 months. Now I’m on leave for an EIT job with the Texas department of transportation. been there a little over a year. Hopefully I will get better soon and go back in a month.

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I though you are in school anyway? Then it’s okay to have a gap.