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Hey all,

Been out of work for about a year now, been interviewing and actively since being laid off due to companys budget cut. Was in final / decision rounds before covid and everything has been tbd or rescinded since. Responses have been few and far in between and now the year gap is becoming a concern.

Would like to ask if anyone has tips or can point me in the right direction. I come from a management consulting/prod mgt background in tech. Disregard the risk consultant title.

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Will do, thanks

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What about freelance / grad school?

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Freelance is a great way to keep sharp. Find a smaller startup company and help them get started for a smaller rate - then use that as an employment filler. It shows initiative.

Sorry about this. Since your targeting DS and PM have 2 different targeted resumes. Make applying for a full time job your full time job. I really mean it. When I started applying for jobs hours a day, after a week or so I’d have back to back interviews. Lastly consider doing some contract work PM is easy but BA is even easy work. Not to hard to find is you go through an agency. Good luck

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Absolutely . Sorry misinterpreted lol. Appreciate the feedback its def helpful

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If anything, this is one of those moments that will define you, and your future. You could have broken down entirely and given up, and instead, you decided to make the best of your situation and put yourself to work, to learn, and to grow. Keep pushing forward, OP.

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The last 6 months are out of your control and a potential employer shouldn’t hold that against you. It sounds like you are doing all the right things and it’s just a matter of time until you get an offer. You could consider volunteering on a project just to get some experience if you are worried about the gap.

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Makes sense, thanks a lot for the encouragement. I will definitely be looking into that just as others on this thread suggested as well. Best of luck to you and everything you do!

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and actively applying*. For further context, I have worked heavily in a mix of strategy consulting and pivoting into product management for b2b services. Have been taking plenty of PM courses and some data science related lessons to keep the "skillset" sharp. Most recently, had a killer first few rounds with a potential employer before getting slashed because the hiring team felt the employment gap was a concern. Whats the best course of action here? Build a portfolio? Get relevant certs? Consider career switch?

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