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Why is a gap in employment dates considered bad?

It is common wisdom that a person who has gone for months or years without a job is at a disadvantage in the hiring process. Such a gap in employment dates is considered to be a red flag. Why? There ...
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6 answers

Taking a year off -- what to write on LinkedIn in the meantime? [duplicate]

I find myself currently unemployed and intend to seize this opportunity to wait one whole year before actively seeking new employment. I do intend to take on a new job after this year, and in the ...
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Is it difficult to find work after an extended leave of absence? [duplicate]

I am in my twenties, and would like to quit my job as a shop assistant in a cake shop. I have been working for a few years in the same shop. I am working happily with my co-workers, but I just feel ...
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Writing a CV: how to handle a gap in employment because of studies? [duplicate]

My work and study history is a bit complicated: I was studying at uni while working part-time, then I quit the job and continued to study, I graduated and started working full-time, after a few years ...
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How do you address short term employment and unemployment on a resume? [duplicate]

My question is how do you address both short term employment and unemployment on a resume that occurred back to back of each other? It seems like it presents a red flag either way. On the one hand, ...
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What should I do about the 3-4 months gap in my employment history?

I quit my previous job earlier this year because I got a freelance job which was paying much higher and had flexible work hours. I was able to travel a lot during these 4 months and also worked on a ...
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How to alleviate negative sentiments regarding large time gaps on resume? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Handling a Gap in Your Résumé (Travel experience) Assume a software developer who mainly pursues contract work, spends time working and living frugally with an ...
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Will a one year around the world trip lower my chances of getting a good job? [closed]

I will get my PhD in software engineering somewhen next year. After that, I plan to leave academia and work as a developer in a small to medium-sized company. Before that, I plan to travel around the ...
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How to present a long period of study on your own? [duplicate]

The question: How to present a long period of time in which you have been working on your own projects, trying out technologies and implementing things you "always wanted" to do? Context: As ...
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I'm returning to the workforce after a long-standing medical concern. Do I share this with a potential employer? [closed]

Some background I was formerly ambitious and driven. I had some great side gigs during university, got an academic scholarship to study for free and after graduating I found a position in the head ...
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Gap Year in Resume [duplicate]

I am looking for a job and therefore I am updating my CV. The problem I am handling is that my CV has a gap year (2008-2009) in the past and I do not know how to deal with it. During that year I have ...
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