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Re: work/volunteer

Posted by linkadge on August 15, 2019, at 16:30:23

In reply to Re: work/volunteer, posted by Lamdage22 on August 15, 2019, at 2:45:19

>but can you do this in a resume? I think not!

Sure you can. Why not? I just say I was working odd jobs here and there (i.e. tutoring) but that I didn't keep contact with those I worked with. Actually this is true. I was working some odd jobs, but that wasn't the exact reason.

Bottom line (to me) is that you can't lie about how long it took you to complete the degree, but the exact reasons why it may have taken longer than usual are none of their business.
Other possible excuses that sound good include:

- financial reasons
- looking after family members
- assistance at home
- break to reorient, build skills

On a resume, I just put a completion date and (like I said) after dozens of interviews, I've only had one person ask. I am currently employed (although I am looking for a different job).
Lots of people complete degrees online at a slower pace, for a variety of reasons (family, work etc). If you feel uncomfortable with stretching the truth, you can just rephrase your reason as 'I needed to help out with an illness in the family.' That is true!! Nobody needs to know that that person was yourself. You are in your family. What are they going to do? Ask for the phone number and sworn affidavit of the family member you helped? Nonsense!!

Be optimistic and keep going!





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