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I did my MSc in International Business from the UK. I am a complete fresher. I went to the UK in Sept 2008. I could not complete my masters due to some financial problem so i came back to India in Sept 2009 and then completed my masters from here. My results were out in December 2010. Due to my pending second term fees my university did not release my certificate and transcript, somehow I managed to pay my pending fees and I got my documents a few days back. I went for an interview with 3-4 companies. I explained everything about the gap in my resume. I don't know why are they not getting convinced? If any HR or seniors going through this thread please help me? I'll be really thankful. please
From India, Mumbai
Hello,

Gaps in the resume are nothing out of the world!

But even in this post, your reason for not being able to complete masters in UK is "some financial problem". This could be genuine and I am not being judgemental about it but look at it his way.

In India there are educational loans sanctioned by nationalized banks on fairly reasonable terms and generally there is time of six months to one year before the repayment has to start. Till that time the borrower is required to pay only simple interests. Details apart, everyone here knows this and is likely to find even genuine reasons put across by you to be suspect!!! The interviewer won;t say so and you probably won't realise the or extent to which you must elaborate your genuine reasons! This would adversely affact the outcome of the interview without knowing what went wrong!

Then I would like you to appreciate the difference between, comprehension, conviction and acceptance of a fact being put across. All interviewers are not necessarily experts in mind reading or even in effective communication. The cabdidate has to be very careful in ensuring that his message gets across, is understood and usually accepted to be genuine. Even if that happens, there could many reasons that the outcome of the nterview may not be in your favour.

If the presentation of the candidate or his answers or arguments are "perceived" to be "made up or fabricated" the candidate lands in trouble. Building credibility in all interactions and especially in interviews is unavoidable for success!

I am NOT going deeper in your situation but am only presenting probable reasons and hope these are meaningful to your situation. You are free to raise more questions, if you like!

Regards

samvedan

June 8, 2011

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From India, Pune
Anonymous
Thank you sir for your reply. I got your point to some extent but do I need to explain what happened with me in detail with interviewer because I did not apply for 100% loan for fees payment. I applied for only 50% and my father were suppose to manage rest of 50% in second half of my term but everything went wrong. I am really scared because its high time i should get job. Few people recommended me to show fake experience for that specific period, but according to me I shouldn't get into all this mess. Why should I present them with fake certificates if I am not wrong anywhere but at the same time I desperately need job. Once again thank you sir.
From India, Mumbai
Hello,

You are already facing a tough situation to explain the "gap/s" in your resume! Now you should NOT resort to faking experience etc. You are quite right about it. From tough situation to resort faking is like inviting TROUBLE sooner than later. Reference checks will expose you in no time. From "frying pan to fire" is not a pleasant or journey at all!

Even with your preent response I remain UNCLEAR. Is it that you had a quarrel with someone or the bank refused to grant/release the second instalment of the loan. What were the terms of the loan? Perhaps I might be able to help you formulate a response and a strategy on this issue without being dishonest about the facts and yet present facts transparently and convince the interviewer, He may not select you still for reasons other than "unconvincing explanation about UK episode".

I feel that unless this hurdle is properly handled your employment will remain uncertain. At the beginning of the career honesty and transparency only will lay a good and strong foundation to your career and future. We must think out a plan that has better probability to succeed.

Think about it please in your own interests!

Regards

samvedan

June 9, 2011

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From India, Pune
Anonymous
Thank you once again sir. My total fees was around 12 lakhs and I applied for loan of 6 lakhs, rest of the amount was supposed to be arranged by my dad around January 2009. At the same time my elder sister got married in feb 2009. Every plan went for a toss then, after that we could not even manage loan from anywhere because we already have housing loan and then for my sister's marriage he took personal loan. I was left with no money I some how managed to appear for all my written test by working part time in UK in departmental store because I thought its better to clear all written test and if I go back to India sooner or later I can submit my assignments and dissertation from there. My dad used to send me money when I was in UK in regular intervals of 2-3 months for my accommodation and living expenses but major part of it got used in my sister's marriage, it was very difficult for me there, so I came back to India in sept 2009.
From India, Mumbai
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