Hello! I am a 25 y/o guy from the UK who dropped out of University just under 4 years ago, as I was in a terrible cycle of depression and because of it I couldn't find the motivation to do anything. I have since been living at home, pretty much completely isolated, with my mother and supported financially by her. I was still severely crippled by my depression for a couple years, but over the past 1-2 years I have improved my depression vastly (Built up discipline, good habits, weight lifting). My depression is not cured, but I am in a much better place now mentally.
Even though I now have the motivation to start looking for work and paying back/supporting my mother financially, I find myself riddled with anxiety over the thought of who would even consider me for employment and what any interviewer/employer would say about my unemployment gap. It's really eating me inside at the moment since my mother is beginning to struggle financially, so I need to help her and help myself by becoming more independent.
Any ideas/advice on how I can overcome this obstacle? I have no idea what I could put on my CV without questions being raised about it, as I have not had a job before.
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