Asking advice from a recruiter: I’ve been recently laid off :( This week I took some time to reflect, talk to friends and family. I want to be more thoughtful on my next move and although interviewing right away would be logical I feel I want to take a break and some time for myself. Take a month or two off working and use that time to plan thoughtfully on my next move. Would having that gap in my resume be an issue when I go back to the job market?

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I took a year off and I’ve been getting interviews despite a larger gap

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Wow that’s amazing! Thank you, Nicole! This is very helpful :)

From my own experience, a month or two is nothing (even though it doesn’t feel like it at the time). As someone who was also laid off recently, I am absolutely planning on taking a few months for a little personal development, but also a lot of going outside and doing projects and prioritizing my well-being. At the end of the day, no job will ever look out for me like I will — and a company that judged me for taking a few months in the midst of a PILE of industry layoffs isn’t one I want to work for.

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Thank you so much for this insight! ❤️ super helpful!

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