I’m 32, unemployed, and live with my parents in an expensive US city. In 2010, I finished a Masters Degree in Business outside the US, but I have suffered from depression ever since and have been unable to seek work since 2010. I have been seeking help for this but for all that time I simply could not motivate myself to look for work.
Right now and since 2010, I’ve helped manage some accounting with my father’s business from home, but that’s basically it. I haven't done as much as I'd like with this.
I have been seeking treatment for depression and I feel like it’s gotten to the point where I am able to work again. This is a bit scary for me. I won’t really know how to explain my time off, other than what I have said. I’m worried about being dishonest with the amount of work I was actually doing at home. I really like technological stuff but I don’t have much formal training in this. I was thinking about getting some type of certification before looking for work. I think this would help boost my confidence and be a decent thing to add to a resume.
But anyway, I was wondering what people would suggest I do if I sought work? Should I go for a certification first or what? And how would I explain myself on an interview? The depression, living at home, and being without (proper) work for this long and at my age have really sapped my confidence levels.