After I quit my last job (IT) I took a long break (over 2 years). Currently I am in the process of interviewing for a new job and of course I get asked about this gap in my CV.
After some feedback I figured I am still to defensive about this gap. In the end it should not really be that importantant to a company what I did there. (If they weren't able to view me as potential hire regardless, they wouldn't have invited me.)
I want to try to approach this question in a more offensive way, shifting the focus on why I am motivated to reenter into the buisness.
What are good ways to approach this topic during an interview when I am asked the question about the gap?
For example: Of course due to my absence I am lacking knowledge with some frameworks that gained popularity in the recent years. One things I am currently doing is going through some of them, do some tutorial-level stuff with them and a bit of playing around to get a better understanding of them. However this won't yield any knowledge on how they behave in a productive environment.
I have a reason for quitting the job and I mention that reason during the interview, but I also received feedback that I shouldn't really share it. However I'd like to keep this part out of this question as that explantion in itself is a rather different topic.
For this question I'd like you to consider that I do not want to talk too much about it, however obviously I have to mention something (which I will). The focus shift I want to achieve comes after mention at least some of the details.