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How do you explain a gap in employment? I’m burnt out and plan on submitting my two weeks next week. Lease is up and planning on traveling for a few months.

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Change the tone of your reasoning from it being an explanation of why you weren’t working into why this was a perfect opportunity that you chose to seize to explore your interests etc


Saying you traveled is perfectly fine. It even shows curiosity and global-mindedness. Employers will like that.


Following. Wondering the same.


Just tell them the truth that you decided to take a sabbatical.


You wanted to take some time off to explore ___ interest that you have (and explain how traveling allowed you to do that). And if you’re not married/don’t have kids, you can add that you wanted to do this before you got married/had kids because it would be easier to do so now


Why don’t you take a leave of absence instead of quitting


This seems the recommended option on FB but what are the benefits really? Do people really ever return from the leave? It just makes it so that emails still come in asking us to do stuff making it hard to disconnect.

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