Hi, seeking guidance for my job search after 4 yrs of career break. Was working as a TL Financial Analyst in 2018 but then had to move to US with my husband on H4 visa which didn’t allow work (hated it). Got EAD work permit recently. Now as much as I am confident that this gap won’t impact my work as I have been constantly brushing up and acquiring new skills, I’m struggling to generate recruiters interest in my job applications. Would appreciate any guidance on how to kick start my career again

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I don’t have guidance unfortunately but I want to wish you allll the luck! I don’t think a 4 year gap is so big that it would hinder you.


Appreciate the kind words. Thanks 🙂

I think employers are generally understanding so long as things are spelled out- I might wonder why your H4 EAD processing time was that long, but given covid and other extenuating factors it could be reasonable- if there are ways you can show that you were building skills but not employed that's worth noting on your CV too. Networking/cold/warm emailing will be important to get your foot in the door. Good luck!


Delay from my spouse’s employer and then covid both caused such a long time in getting EAD.
I have tried to explain what I did during my break in my resume as best as I could and at the same time keeping it short.
I will start working on the networking aspect too.
Thanks for the advice. Hustle mode is on 😊

Try looking for returnship programs.


In the exact same boat. Job search has been really very difficult.

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