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Old 05-22-2020, 04:40 AM   #1
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Hello,

I'm living in Burnaby, B.C.

I finished the electrical foundation program in BCIT that started on last Aug12 and ended on last Feb14.

I already got the certificate for level1 apprenticeship.

I was seeking jobs. However, I decided to stay at home rather than working outside due to covid-19 situation.

And then now I got some family issues, so I have to visit my home country until August.

Since I finished the foundation program on this Feb, if I return in August and start to apply again, the gap would be 6months after the course finished.

What I want to ask you.....

Do you think that would be ok for my application later?

Would employers think that 6months of a gap as a problam to hire me?

ITA Advisors told me that since I got the permanent certificate to start this path and unless I'm trying to take off for like years, I would be fine.

However, I'm a bit anxious, so I just wanna double check before I leave.

Thank you
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:46 AM   #2
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Hello,

I'm living in Burnaby, B.C.

I finished the electrical foundation program in BCIT that started on last Aug12 and ended on last Feb14.

I already got the certificate for level1 apprenticeship.

I was seeking jobs. However, I decided to stay at home rather than working outside due to covid-19 situation.

And then now I got some family issues, so I have to visit my home country until August.

Since I finished the foundation program on this Feb, if I return in August and start to apply again, the gap would be 6months after the course finished.

What I want to ask you.....

Do you think that would be ok for my application later?

Would employers think that 6months of a gap as a problam to hire me?

ITA Advisors told me that since I got the permanent certificate to start this path and unless I'm trying to take off for like years, I would be fine.

However, I'm a bit anxious, so I just wanna double check before I leave.

Thank you
Don't be concerned.
Unless construction is booming, it is quite common to see a significant lag from the time a pre-apprentice gets out of school and lands their first job.
Also, with the shut down due to Covid, there will be a ton of people with a gap in their employment history.
As an employer, I wouldn't worry about a gap at this time.
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As an employer, I wouldn't worry about a gap at this time.
I wouldn't worry about a six month gap even without a pandemic, six months is a drop in the bucket.

I would consider it a plus if you somehow used the gap productively - take some online class, safety certifications, doesn't have to be anything big or anything that costs you a lot of money.

I *would* ask you how you spent the down time, and if your answer is Netflix and games, you're probably not coming to work with me.
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I *would* ask you how you spent the down time, and if your answer is Netflix and games, you're probably not coming to work with me.
How about Electrician Talk and furious masturbation?
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Six months, not a concern. You took a break after finishing school and did some traveling. You’re not the first one to do it.
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I use a second screen so it feels like a different forum...

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