Got laid off last week and worried about finding new opportunities due to COVID. How long of an unemployment gap can people have before recruiters start questioning?

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In this covid market place, it is known that things are out of your control, recruiters will be far more forgiving, but also far more selective (more applications, less spots)

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I think you can craft a story to buy you 6-9 months. something along the lines of Covid led to difficulties for your group since xyz work isn’t a priority during tumultuous times blah blah and your group was hit hard...then say you took it as an opportunity to reset, and understand your true goals and thays why you’re looking at this role because it better helps you achieve said newfound goals.

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Spin it like the lay-off was out of your control but actually turned out to be a blessing I disguise since it allowed to refocus and reflect on what you’re really passionate about.

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All great advice. And if you're up to it, you may want to do some contract work or pro bono consulting to stay connected to your work.

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Thank you all for the great advice. Feeling less overwhelmed and ready to job hunt.

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