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>> No. 28324 Anonymous
9th April 2019
Tuesday 8:16 pm
28324 Apprenticeship Pleb
I applied for an apprenticeship at the BBC but my application was rejected and now I just have no idea what to do. I just feel like going to bed forever. The cycle is finaly broken; try, fail, rinse, repeat. There won't be another go around, I'm in my mid-20s, I've got a wasteland for a CV and a threadbare education, before long I'll have tossed away another two years with nothing to show for it. When I remember all the chances I've bungled there is a din that runs throughout my brain and leaves me feeling half-conscious.

I've got one pair of trousers and no hope left.
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>> No. 28325 Anonymous
9th April 2019
Tuesday 9:14 pm
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>>28324
You can get another pair of trousers pretty cheap on eBay
>> No. 28326 Anonymous
9th April 2019
Tuesday 9:33 pm
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>>28325
Tesco have trousers cheap too.
>> No. 28327 Anonymous
9th April 2019
Tuesday 9:40 pm
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We told you to lie about your sexual orientation when applying for the BBC. We weren't playing silly buggers.

You're in your mid-twenties and you're struggling to find a job, it really isn't the end of the world at that age.
>> No. 28328 Anonymous
9th April 2019
Tuesday 9:44 pm
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>>28325
>>28326
I've got no money.

>>28327
I'm not just struggling, I'm simply unable. All I'll be is a let down. I'm so far behind where I could have been, it's like daggers every time I think about it.
>> No. 28329 Anonymous
9th April 2019
Tuesday 10:21 pm
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>>28328
Well you can either mope around about your perceived failure or you can channel this into determination to succeed.

Seriously, lad. One of the worst things you can do is constantly compare whether you deem yourself a success based on how other people are doing or having achieved things by an arbitrary age. It's a massive travesty that New Labour indoctrinated so many young people into thinking "I need to do x or I've failed at life", which jsusually going to university and securing a well paid graduate job; the moment something goes awry they crumble and go into full blown hyperbole about how their life is over and they're a massive failure.

You're in your mid-twenties, your life is not a failure. Not by a long shot.
>> No. 28330 Anonymous
9th April 2019
Tuesday 10:41 pm
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>>28328

You didn't get the BBC apprenticeship - that's a shitter, but it's the fucking BBC mate, they'll have thousands of applicants. Your prospects are piss-poor right now because of your lack of qualifications and experience, but that can be fixed.

If you want to get yourself back on track tomorrow, here's what you do. Go down to an employment agency and take whatever they've got. There are always vacancies that nobody else wants - night shift at a fish factory, that sort of thing. It'll be crap, but at least you'll have some cash in your pocket. Stick it out for six months or so and start looking for something better. Your odds of getting a better job will be drastically improved, because now you're in work and you've got recent experience, so they're less likely to assume you're a total dosser.

If you can't face that, take a serious look at your education options. You don't need any qualifications to start an Access to HE course, so you could be starting at university in 2020. A lot of universities offer four-year degrees with a foundation year, with entry requirements as low as two Cs at A-level or a BTEC national certificate.

You're in your twenties, so you're eligible for support from the Prince's Trust. They can give you a grant to help you get into work or start a business. They also offer a range of training and mentoring programmes. It's worth Googling for other organisations in your area - there are loads of agencies offering support to get into work.

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people
>> No. 28331 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 12:26 am
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>> No. 28332 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 12:31 am
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>>28331
Based and redbulled as the kids say.
>> No. 28333 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 11:05 am
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>>28331>>28332
I didn't get it because I wasn't good enough.

What did you ever do anyway?

>>28330>>28329
Thanks.
>> No. 28334 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 12:00 pm
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>>28333
>I didn't get it because I wasn't good enough

As the other lad said, it's the BBC. They'll have shitloads of applicants and their vacancies will be highly competitive. I've rejected loads of people for jobs when they'd have been excellent at it just because someone was better than them; it doesn't mean they were shit by any means.

What kind of job are you after?
>> No. 28335 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 1:20 pm
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>>28333

>What did you ever do anyway?

Me, my first Job out of university was in an investment bank you've most certainly heard of. Not because I was privileged, but because I fulfilled a diversity quota. We didn't tell you these things to spite you, but to help you understand how the system works.
>> No. 28336 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 4:33 pm
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I'm the other BBC lad and I got offered the job. Stop trying to make it a fucking race/gender/whatever issue.
>> No. 28337 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 6:14 pm
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>>28336

Whether or not affirmative action/a drive to hire more minorities is why this lad didn't get an apprenticeship is not something we can ascertain unless we were on the interview panel, and /emo/ is probably not the place to be discussing either side of it, really.

Can we get back to the advice and keep away from this rabbit hole of a debate, at least on this board please.
>> No. 28338 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 7:25 pm
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In case anyone's confused as to how the diversity hires work, it's not some conspiracy by the bumderati to get more of their own into high places, it's just that those from underrepresented groups get taken out of the competition once they've reached the bar. They still have to tick all the boxes, it's just that they won't be crowded out so easily. If hiring managers are particularly resentful of it, they'll have ridiculous arguments for dismissing you already lined up. I have actual feedback from an application under a diversity stream, in which I described my experience with a particular bit of tech, saying "anyone can just put that on their CV".

Very often, the trick to succeeding in business is brute force. You can look at the various ventures Branson has been involved with and/or given his name to, and for all the successful ones there'll be a trail of failures behind it. Say what you like about Mike Ashley, his investment in Debenhams just got wiped out.

I know it's a tired old line, but the best way to go is to just dust yourself down and carry on. I've been out of work for a little over six months now. In that time I've made dozens of applications, had around two dozen interviews, and even had a job offer pulled right at the last stage, after background checks and references had come back clear. I start a new job on Tuesday.
>> No. 28339 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 7:46 pm
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>>28338

>In case anyone's confused as to how the diversity hires work, it's not some conspiracy by the bumderati to get more of their own into high places, it's just that those from underrepresented groups get taken out of the competition once they've reached the bar.

Either they are the best candidate for the job, and therefore get it on merit and there is no need to diversity hire or the bar has been lowered by virtue of removing better candidates. it is a snub to the idea of meritocracy, that hard work, effort and skill are how you advance through life, it doesn't need any additional conspiracy to be offensive to people.
>> No. 28340 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 7:56 pm
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>>28339
What on earth are you talking about?

>meritocracy
Oh, right. You're one of those. Never mind.
>> No. 28341 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 8:01 pm
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Pack it in, lads. No cunt-offs on /emo/. That's one of the rules.
>> No. 28342 Anonymous
11th April 2019
Thursday 6:42 pm
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>>28335
Sure, you post Pepe the frog comics and dig up month old posts because you're such a winner.

>>28334>>28330
I did an Access to HE course in broadcast media in 2016/17, but failed out of the following degree. I just get so distressed and despondent so easily, then I freak out and before I know it I've ruined everything. I was really hopeful about learning more skills and working with others again, not to mention earning some money, and now I've just got nothing to look forward to. I enjoyed that course too, but then all the people on it went their seperate ways, the commute became too expensive, and my stress levels just turned me into a maniac. There was a four month period where I was happy, exercising and punctual, but I couldn't make it last.

The truth is I only really put the effort in when other people encourage me to or have some belief in my abilities, but no one gives a shit what I do so I find it impossible to motivate myself. If any of you recommend CBT for that I'll egg your car/pub bike.
>> No. 28343 Anonymous
11th April 2019
Thursday 7:30 pm
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>>28342
>If any of you recommend CBT for that I'll egg your car/pub bike.
Joke's on you. I don't have either.

So, ... maybe try CBT?
>> No. 28344 Anonymous
12th April 2019
Friday 10:21 am
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>>28342

>Sure, you post Pepe the frog comics and dig up month old posts because you're such a winner.

I didn't do either of those things you ad hominem using nutter. I have something called a memory and my browsers has this thing called find. I just typed "the BBC" into it after being on the right thread. Took me less time then it took you to come up with that witty comeback.
>> No. 28345 Anonymous
12th April 2019
Friday 10:44 am
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>>28344
So you did dig up a month old post?
>> No. 28346 Anonymous
12th April 2019
Friday 11:03 am
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>>28345

If using Google is trawling the entire internet, sure why not.
>> No. 28347 Anonymous
12th April 2019
Friday 6:10 pm
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Lads. Stop it.

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