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Resume gap: My position will be abruptly end in December (was informed this week). However, I won't be interview ready in the next 2 weeks. So how bad does a gap of 1-2 months appear to tech recruiters? Common knowledge is it is a disadvantage to the candidate from a salary negotiation process. I'm also told hiring decisions at places like AWS & GCP take time and it might be a few months before an offer letter is received.

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Honestly doesn’t matter how bad it might or might not look. You’ll have one regardless so don’t worry too much about it and go ahead and get that next job when you’re able to.

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I’ve seen people put “sabbatical - focusing on family and refreshing for what’s next” or something like that too to address the gap

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Yeah if it’s FAANG don’t expect to be hired quickly. Other consulting firms are hiring like madmen; you could probably land a consulting gig in a few weeks.

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Thanks, I'll start looking..I don't have hands on experience ..mostly presales and partnership experience with CSPs.

The gap isn’t important, your story is

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This is spot-on. In fact, I have a couple of gaps on my resume and it hasn’t been a big deal. (Ask me about that fintech startup I joined - whew!) In my experience, the “fail upwards” career strategy bears fruit as long as you’re willing to learn as you go.

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I’m planning to quit in Q1 next year without any job lined up. For too long I was afraid of “how bad it may look”. Not anymore. I have a skill set and I’m going to offer it to the highest bidder that will make me do something meaningful and something that will advance my career. This belief is what I’m hoping will help me stay afloat while I look for the sea shore. Long story short, don’t worry and stay focused on your skill set and job search.

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It’s ok to take a break to prepare

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Don’t do this

Why is the position ending? Being unemployed can sometimes raise concern (not taking a side here, but it happens) although it should not disqualify you. Multiple gaps and/or short durations could make it tough to get through resume reviews but one is generally not a big deal.

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