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Old 04-13-2019, 08:45 AM
 
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Mcjobs and sales jobs.

Even those count gaps against you.
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Old 04-13-2019, 02:43 PM
 
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What are jobs where they don't ask you your employment gaps and easy to get into?

I've heard about a case where a person works as a welder for a couple months and than lives off that money for a long time and when he runs out of money works again as a welder and so on

What are some other jobs where you can work like that?
you can revise your resume to hide GAPs

when asked just claim the typical sabbatical, family sick, I'm sick (if true will verify via bg check obv)
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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How do you get into it? I would like to give it a try.
Lots and lots of people think that. Do a little Googling on Alaska fishing jobs. Not just the money... there's a reason there aren't lines hundreds or thousands long for those jobs, and why it's possible to kind of "walk in" to a gig where you can make a few grand a week in a relatively short season. There are times when oil work is like that, too... pretty much anyone with a pulse who doesn't have law enforcement right on their heels and who can pass a drug test can walk in to a $100K+ job. An awful lot of them don't last.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:38 AM
 
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How do you get into it? I would like to give it a try.



http://jobs.alaska.gov/seafood/prepare-fish-vessel.pdf part of :DOLWD Fishing Vessel Jobs in Alaska



Note this, mentioned several times: "Commercial fishing is rated as one of the most hazardous occupations in America."


Also Alaska is extremely cold even in the land, on the water you will be working in well below freezing, often windy conditions, and much of it soaking wet. You have to live on the boat during the season as well, which are often threadbare conditions. Also remember crew members often get a percentage of the catch, so if there's a bad season, you won't get as much as you hoped.
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Some jobs are seasonal and have built in employment gaps but do not have enough pay to balance out the down time... working for the school system ... seasonal tourist areas... Post office... working for the census ...etc
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