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Have you ever taken a break in your career? How do you justify the same to the HRs?

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I personally don't feel the need to justify/don't like that they ask but whatever. I just say personal or health reasons, and that I felt confident in the experience I had before I took the break etc. I honestly don't think HR should ask in the first place but oh well


Yeah, I think if you have medical evidence to prove it, it should be fine but otherwise, it's not their business IMO


Nah, your personal reasons are personal. If anything, you can give a brief overview of why you want to take that kind of time off but I don't believe it's in your best interest to give a detailed explanation. Unless it's a family emergency or something health-related, I don't think HR is too happy with people taking long-term breaks like that.


I took a break of 4 months after working 2 years. I just said I wanted to travel and they didn't ask any further questions. If they show hesitance about the gap, then it's better to avoid that kind of company

I think as the workplace has evolved, especially since the pandemic hit, taking time away from work isn't seen as taboo as it used to. There is a major case to made for wlb, and sometimes that work aspect needs to be balanced by an experience of life - whatever that may mean to a person.

I have always kept at least one small project running so that I can use it to fill in any "big" gaps. I might work too much 😟

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