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Due to COVID impact on my family, I had to take a long break (10 months) from work, went back to the home country and be with them. Since things are settled now I would like to get back to work. I have over 9 years of experience and on H1-B visa. How should I justify the gap to the recruiters? What kind of questions can I expect?

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Covid has impacted everyone and I am sure that interviewer will empathize with your cause. Also, if you are looking for a job in US, there is no better time to be looking for a job. Companies are struggling to find a talent. I am sure you will find something soon. Just be true to yourself in the interview. All the best for your search.

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