I’m about to leave my work to take a break and help my grandma move to a care home since my mother died. I will then look for a new job. How do I avoid future employers believing I got fired? I’m worried they think that I got fired since I left my job without a second job ready.

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You put in your CV that you took a career break to provide care assistance to an old relative, and then explain about your mother in the interview when they ask you to walk them through your CV.

This isn’t as uncommon as you appear to believe. Employers will be understanding.

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First, let me just say that what you're doing in honorable and you will be blessed as a result. :-) Second, as GT1 pointed out, you can include a small blurb about this on your resume so recruiters know. Best wishes to you and your family.

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As GT1 said, mention it on your resume and once you get to an interview it will (should!) only reflect positively on you as a potential employee. You’re doing a great thing and sorry for your loss

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Sorry to hear that ❤️

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One option is to put just the year and not the month on your CV - like 2020-2022. This way, you can quit now and as long as you start before end of 2023, there won’t be a gap. You can bring it up when asked but I wouldn’t volunteer such information

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Sending good vibes! It’s admirable what you’re doing. Hoping for the best.

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Sending good vibes

Best of luck to you, if a place looks at this time spent as unfavorable I would not wanna spend a minute of my time working there. Hope it all works out. Perhaps you can find something low maintenance to do that isn’t IB / PE, perhaps a financial analysts fp&a type role or something. But either way a gap shouldn’t hurt u much either

If they don’t understand or accept this on your resume you don’t want to work there anyway :)

How did this go for you?

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