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It looks like there's a gap in your resume - what were you doing during that time?

Why are they asking me this?
Interviewer is looking for any red flags related to your previous employer and to see if you've been disciplined to use your time off wisely.
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Exhibit confidence when answering this question - there's nothing wrong with having a gap on your resume.
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Share what you did during this period that reflect your ability to overcome adversity and take initiative.
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Explain how you ultimately benefited from this period, and what you learned that will be an asset in the role you're applying for.
Best Examples
Extra Long Vacation
By Sam Kirschner, Head of Operations at Village Global
It looks like there's a gap in your resume - what were you doing during that time?
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It looks like there's a gap in your resume - what were you doing during that time?

About the question

Why are they asking me this?
Interviewer is looking for any red flags related to your previous employer and to see if you've been disciplined to use your time off wisely.
Tips
small-tick
Exhibit confidence when answering this question - there's nothing wrong with having a gap on your resume.
small-tick
Share what you did during this period that reflect your ability to overcome adversity and take initiative.
small-tick
Explain how you ultimately benefited from this period, and what you learned that will be an asset in the role you're applying for.
Best Examples
Extra Long Vacation
By Sam Kirschner, Head of Operations at Village Global

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