3, 2, 1… Break!
Not having had a job for a while due to my health state feels like a limitation on my resumée. Then again I keep hearing lately it’s very “trendy” to have taking a “sabbatical” to really find oneself…
Possibly you’ve taken a break to ensure that this is the right job for you because you want to be fully committed. I think that if you go in confident to an interview the reason for the break will likely not be an issue.
Yes, I often feel as though breaks of any sort are a limitation on a resume, and it is something that I allow myself to worry about from time to time. However, it seems that if you are able to explain the sabbatical, as it were, it goes a long way. I am sure there are HR people who are very adept at this and there is certainly to make it an asset instead of a limit.
As I think on this, I believe the real reason I worry about breaks on resumes is that I have doubts around my employ-ability for lack of a better term. It’s not the break that’s the issue, it’s that it exposes a lack of confidence about my skills. Interesting…thanks for shedding some light on that Sabine.
It’s so interesting to read that Sabine! I do understand that is true; I’ve heard that from lots of sources. The first thing that pops into my mind, is an old boyfriend. He did fast-paced IT contracts, and was constantly talking with recruiters. It was an interesting world. He once got a call from a recruiter who considered the fact he had been fired from a particular contract and asset to a different employer looking for someone with his skills. By that I mean the “personality” fit was there. You never know! It’s amazing with all the ways people find us these days. They know what they are looking for, and so often it’s not just the skills.
I think the time you have spent understanding yourself is a huge asset to someone looking for a great employee. You can’t fake integrity.
I’m so excited to cheer you on for this part of the “journey”! Congratulations!!