Why have you been out of work so long?


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Stewart said: (Apr 25, 2017)  
Since I lost my job I've been receiving unemployment insurance while continuing looking for work.

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Gaurav Rathi said: (Apr 20, 2017)  
Looking for better Job opportunities. As there was not so much dependency on me in my previous company.

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Bharath said: (Apr 8, 2017)  
I had a some family problem, so I went to my hometown to resolve the problem, now it gone resolved. Now, I want join in a company to start my career.

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Shiva said: (Apr 5, 2017)  
Well, I got opportunities in BPOs, but am not interested in Bpo (voice process) for that reason I have been out of work so long.

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Saber said: (Apr 1, 2017)  
I had some family problem. There is a need of my personal attention. That's why I joined my family business in my native place itself. Now those problems are settled. Now, I want to join in a company to start my career.

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Arpita said: (Mar 15, 2017)  
I have been out of work for 3 years to be able to take care of my newborn, which was my priority then. Keeping in mind that I will be resuming work once this responsibility is shouldered well and that's why I am here being interviewed.

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Brooke said: (Mar 12, 2017)  
After my last job my family and I had begun traveling more often and I did not want this to affect my potential work.

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Rochel said: (Mar 12, 2017)  
Searching for a right opportunity and let me guess, I think this is the best one, what I'm waiting for.

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Karthik said: (Mar 11, 2017)  
I am waiting for better opportunity and what I have interest in that company.

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Chamkila said: (Mar 8, 2017)  
Because I am surcharging for the better opportunity.

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Priyanshi said: (Feb 26, 2017)  
I had a family problem. There is a need of my personal attention on that. Now the problem settled. Now I am well for enhancing my skills, and also to do the regular works with no personal issues.

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Mahesh said: (Feb 16, 2017)  
Due to family problems, I have been out of work so long time. What the problem was my mother and father had suffered with paralysis, so I had to serve to my family for four years. Now they are serving to each other. I realized to searching for job.

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Moses said: (Feb 15, 2017)  
I have been doing financial courses relating to my carrier growth. That is the reason.

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Swapnil said: (Feb 15, 2017)  
Searching for a right opportunity. The Opportunity which will certainly be mutually beneficial.

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Kartik said: (Feb 14, 2017)  
There were some personal issues in my family so that I got disturbed. I was not able to work along with it.

Now all are set. I am ready to do work, face challenges and explore myself with better decision maker.

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Shabbir Pasha said: (Jan 25, 2017)  
I was not able to perfectly balance my life alongside my work, my personal aspirations were getting hit daily so I took the risk and put to task everything I wanted to workout. Now some are completely settled. I feel now I am ready to work again.

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Saidul Hoque Laskar said: (Jan 5, 2017)  
I Am searching for a company which fulfills all my ideas and work and sir I was waiting and preparing myself with additional courses to enter into my dream companies likes yours.

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Priyadharshini N. said: (Dec 17, 2016)  
Sir, I was waiting and preparing myself with additional courses to enter into my dream companies like yours.

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Jayanth H R said: (Dec 5, 2016)  
I was not able to perfectly balance my life alongside my work. My personal aspirations were getting hit daily. So I took the risk and put to task everything I wanted to work out. Now they are completely settled. And in 2 years gap, I had completed some courses relating to this filed & utilized opportunities to attend TeD talks.

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Niraj said: (Dec 2, 2016)  
I was not able to perfectly balance my life alongside my work. My personal aspirations were getting hit daily. So I took the risk and put to task everything I wanted to work out. Now they are completely settled. I feel now I am ready to work again.

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Vishal said: (Nov 20, 2016)  
Because my weight had been increased suddenly and I was in construction so I was out of work so long.

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Goldie said: (Oct 24, 2016)  
I was preparing myself as I was thinking I am not good enough to work under a company like yours sir/madam.

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Bhavin Rao said: (Oct 15, 2016)  
Sometimes finding the right job takes more time and energy. As I am from Telecom sector and I have very few resources to search.

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Ravinder said: (Oct 7, 2016)  
Importantly, I prepared myself alongside and worked on improved my skillset.

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Juliuos Aldeno said: (Oct 6, 2016)  
Because I enrolled myself for attend a seminar to advance my ability and to educate myself about business.

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Jackrit said: (Oct 5, 2016)  
If I talk about my personal problem I had been admitted to hospital for my health recovery which took more than four months. But, apart from it I still tried to be updated and learn something new at my bed.

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Shradha said: (Sep 23, 2016)  
I got married and shifted to my in-law's place, well at that particular period I was only asked to take a time out for the new family, so I was busy giving priority to in-laws, now I feel I'm very much free to move out and earn money for what I'm capable of.

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Vikranth said: (Sep 19, 2016)  
I had some personal issue, where in my attention was needed. After the problem settled, I had assisted my friend in his venture as a partner, but I was not comfortable with financial remuneration being received. So I decided to explore the opportunity.

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Pintoo Kumar said: (Sep 16, 2016)  
I enrolled myself for some advance personality development course with some freelance work.

And also I would like to work in a core company and it is also a reputed company where I give me my best and take a return best.

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Angel said: (Sep 2, 2016)  
When I was working, I realize that my skills are not enough for which profile I am looking for, so I planned to increase my study. So, currently I have enough knowledge related to my field.

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Rammy said: (Sep 1, 2016)  
It's hardly one month only I haven been out work. I was working with community center volunteer. As I belong to the Indian community. I worked for Indian people. We get together at the community center and representative our culture, our lifestyle and food etc.

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Bhasker said: (Aug 27, 2016)  
I was not unemployed but am looking to post best develop and develop myself in practice.

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Tanmoy said: (Aug 25, 2016)  
From the very 1st day of my engineering, it was my target to get a central govt job because it not only gives one an enriched social responsibility but also it gives him a national as well as international recognition.

After passing out from college I joined ABC company for gathering field knowledge and some finance to boost my preparation.

Yes I may take govt job preparation during my job and I tried also, but sometimes I felt that my job was hampering due to my preparation. Which was violating my professional ethics?

For this reason, I left my previous job and took preparation for 1.5 years.

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Ganesh said: (Aug 16, 2016)  
Actually one of our houses was under construction which required my personal attention, so I felt that instead of joining a new company and taking leaves for every now and then, it would be better to wait till its completion and look out for a job after that.

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Vicky said: (Aug 12, 2016)  
I opened a shop in which we suffered a lot.

Such as rent of shop, electricity bill, salaries, and other expenses. I cannot afford more losses. So I just wind up that shop.

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Michelle Racasa said: (Aug 6, 2016)  
I had some personal issues that demanded attention so right now I am prepared and determined to find the new job that related to my past experience.

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Ramya said: (Jul 25, 2016)  
I am searching for a company which fullfill all my ideas and work.

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Sreela said: (Jul 15, 2016)  
I had daughter's health issues which demand my attention I prepared myself alongside and worked on improving my skillset.

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Sruthi said: (Jul 10, 2016)  
I'm a fresher. Till I'm not working in any organisation. Present as per my financial problems I would like to work in a well-reputed company. And I should see my family as a happy.

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Dawn said: (Jun 6, 2016)  
While I was working, I found myself battling with the decision of whether I should specialise or generalise; this lead to a lot of confusion for me as I was in an industry that success is rewarded more if you are a generalist and yet my strong points where in me specialising and hence my achievements were overlooked. For a person who has entered the industry straight from graduate school, it was frustrating to watch people for much fewer achievements achieve the success you were working hard for with such ease.

I ended up have depression problem that affected my work output; to me, at that time, taking time off work to nurse myself to health seem like the most rational choice.

I have used the time off to find my foundation and motivation so that I would be able to handle such situations more effectively as I grow in my career. I believe now I'm a more mature adult and I am able to view a situation from the correct lenses. I am now ready to go back to the corporate world.

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Ashish Roy said: (May 16, 2016)  
Well, I had been working in one of the organisation for three years but due to some family problem I had to resign my previous organisation. Thereafter it took a long time to recover everything in normal shape. As I now realised that every is going well. During the break, I kept on improving my skills and communication. Now I think I am more organised, better decision maker, emotional stable to perform to job efficiency.

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Niraj said: (May 14, 2016)  
I had some personal issues that demanded attention. Importantly, I prepared myself alongside and worked on improving my skillset. I took up to learn something new and completed some projects as well.

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Jay said: (Apr 29, 2016)  
As I was preparing for Civil Service examination. Later I realize that this needs too much effort and it is really very hard to become an IAS or IPS officer. So I decided to walk on the path which I studied for so long.

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Krishnaswamy said: (Mar 31, 2016)  
Okay here's a question:

INTERVIEWER: Why have you been out of work so long?

(your reason may dump, don't say that, next time try my answer) "tell me the review".

YOU: I had to take a leave of absence for a personal issue,

INTERVIEWER: Will you explain more?

YOU: I prefer to leave at that. It was a personal issue and now it's resolved.

(you are on safer side).

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Abdul Faisal said: (Mar 23, 2016)  
Happy to say this just I was busy with my hobbies, enjoyed a lot, when financial positions were not good, finally decided to get settled, it's a high time.

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Reddy said: (Mar 13, 2016)  
Actually, I wanted to continue my studies I joined MBA after that my family was having financial problems so I had to do something for my family so that I have been searching for a job for so long.

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Vinita said: (Mar 6, 2016)  
I got married and then I spend some time to attach to my new family. Because I think professional and personal life must balanced. Now, to achieve my professional goals its the right time to join somewhere.

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Daniel R. said: (Feb 18, 2016)  
I took a short break to spend more time for my hobbies (for awhile) and to continue improving my skills as well. However I was looking for a job with interesting and exciting topics, where I can learn something new and where I can really contribute.

So I have now found this position which sounds very varied and very exciting according to the tasks. This position gives me the opportunity to use my commercial and technical skills from my education and my previous jobs.

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Irfan Ahmed Khan said: (Feb 13, 2016)  
I had my priorities. First construct a house of my own, marriage of my son and daughter and guide young one who was in inter.

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Prashanthi said: (Feb 3, 2016)  
Yes I left my previous job because I wanted to join CS and start studying my family was not good in financially. So I can't take coaching for it I studied with my own efforts and I take exam in last December now I wanted to help my family in financial problem. So I m searching for good job.

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