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I'm just looking for a little advice and to find out what other people have done or would do in this situation.
I've suffered from depression for a few years and been on and off medication. Recently it got a lot worse. I had to take time off work during my probationary period and because I was off for so long they obviously didn't keep me on so I have had no job as of May. Ive been going to counselling and seeing my doctor and would love to get back into work as I think this would help, even part time for now.
However, how do I explain my time off work on my CV?
I had written that I was off with ill health during my probationary period and my job let me go. I got an interview the other day and was obviously quite happy that even though I had put that on my CV, they wanted to see me. But during the interview, the guy started asking questions about what my 'ill health' had been and I felt really embarrassed. I thought an interviewer wasn't supposed to probe you about it. I thought if I had written ill health and explained it was resolved and I was ready to work again then that would be okay. Afterwards the interview just seemed rushed, as if he wasn't interested in what I was saying. I was in and out in 10 minutes...
Anyway, now I'm worried I'll never get another job because of this. In order to work again do I need to lie?
If anyone else has ever gotten around this then please let me know...
Sorry about the long post and thank you so much for reading!
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