I am 23, female, Indian, about to travel to Paris for a conference for 4 days. I am currently unemployed, but was employed until last month. I will be applying for a Schengen visa. Do you think it will be okay to write in the application that I am still employed, since I did get my salary until last month, so the documentation is good. Do the Schengen visa officers check the employment status for everyone? I think lying is never a good option, but I also think if I show that I am just unemployed last month and apply for a visa, they might think I am not planning to return.
In reality, I resigned to study seriously for exams that will allow me higher education in India, but I don't have an admit yet, and I go to a coaching institute during weekends (I started going in February). But saying that I had this thought of resigning exactly before going to Paris sounds fishy I think.
What should I do? My bank account has salary from my employer until a week ago, so just to reiterate, the documents seem perfect if I state that I'm still employed.
I have travelled for conferences before in the past to Schengen countries as well as the UK and the US, only the US visa is valid at the moment.