I have a sort of quandary here. My CV is long, no lacking of experience. I was an expat, and upon returning to my home country, I had a period of unemployment/holidays of about a year.
In the following year I had a short job/consulting gig of 3 months that did not go particularly well mainly due to personal reasons. Often in interviews I have far more trouble explaining why I was only there 3 months than explaining the year gap.
In the meanwhile I have already been continuously employed for more than 5 years, and so that gap is not already so serious.
I am considering wether it is more wise to:
- strike down the 3 months post from my CV, (and having a longer gap, 1.3 years);
- giving an white lie and saying it was just a short gig;
- saying an half-truth that it was not a fit for me;
- or telling a more interesting project came up, and I chose that. (I have a very interesting consulting project right after this one)
Whilst I personally do not have problems about explaining it was a complicated period of my life, I feel that talk does not fit in an interview.
I would be interested in knowing what do you advise.