Why were you out of work for so long?

Because I dig the dole isn't a really great answer to this.
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Because I dig the dole isn’t really a great answer to this. This is a tricky question that you’ve got to meet head on instead of glossing over because it’s incredibly important to employers.

Sometimes honesty isn’t always the best policy. If you’ve been out of work for years because no one would hire you, come up with something. Maybe you were on an overseas trip that you’d been planning for and travelled the world?

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