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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

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

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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.

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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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