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Old 04-10-2019, 05:39 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?
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:35 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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It would have to be a highly skilled job that is in great demand, and with a shortage of qualified people, and many recent retirements ..... like welders.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:16 PM
 
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Mcjobs and sales jobs.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:21 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?
Don't worry about gaps. Select work you enjoy doing. Only poor companies make a big deal about gaps.
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:40 AM
 
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Employment gaps are always worse than not having them. If you are applying for a job and are going up against someone else, you having a gap in your resume will nearly always be seen as a warning sign compared with someone with no gaps.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Between West Chester and Chester, PA
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OTR trucking companies don't give a damn about the gaps. However, the local, home daily type of companies do give a damn.
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:45 AM
 
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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?
I don't think normal welders can live like that. The jobs that are very specialized and difficult/dangerous are the ones where you can work a few months then take a few months off...for instance underwater welding on an oil rig, or Alaskan King Crab sea crews. I don't know that they are easy to get into, you have to have scuba cert and specialized training for undersea welding, but they are in very high demand.


Any job that pays that well, there's a reason for it, and a reason they have to pay that much to get qualified people. Also these are not normally 8 hour a day, 5 day a week jobs. Often you take off for months afterward because you spent the last 3 months working 14 hours a day without a break.
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:06 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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forassen, A Lyft drivers told me that she has short-term jobs with an Alaskan fishery and crews on a fishing boat. She is aboard 3 to 4 months at a stretch, makes good money and then returns home to her children for a couple of months. You might want to look up those types of jobs because many of them do not require previous experience.
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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If you work in the private sector, chances are you will have employment gaps. Employers need to quit being out of touch idiots with this sort of thing. This isn’t the 1950s anymore where job security exists your entire career
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:27 AM
 
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forassen, A Lyft drivers told me that she has short-term jobs with an Alaskan fishery and crews on a fishing boat. She is aboard 3 to 4 months at a stretch, makes good money and then returns home to her children for a couple of months. You might want to look up those types of jobs because many of them do not require previous experience.
How do you get into it? I would like to give it a try.
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