ANSWERS: 4
  • I am involved in the hire of approximately 12 people a year. I would never turn someone down just because of a gap in employment. However, I would want to know the cause of the gap and what they did during the gap. If the answer was the gap was on purpose because they wanted to backpack across the world, I'd probably think it's a positive thing. If the answer was that they were fired and then didn't feel like working and lived off their friends and family for three years, I'd probably run. Of course, a person would rarely come out and say such a thing. If you have a gap in your employment history. I'd be upfront and talk about the time in a very positive way that's relevant to the employer. For example, if the job requires creativity and you spent four years trying to make it as an artist, I'd tell them about it.
  • I have never had a problem with it. As long as there is a reason that the person giving the interview can understand, then it shouldn't matter. Personally, I have always worked when I found something worth working. I would rather be broke and happy than rich and miserable, so I won't work a job that gives me no satisfaction. I imagine that would show the interviewer that I think the job I am applying for could be something I find worth sticking with for a while.
  • probably cause people wonder why youve been out of work, i have gaps too and cant get work either
  • Think of not depending on the system that pre-judges in this way. Develop skills that are needed, show competence in these skills directly with people where these services are needed.

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