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Employment Gap

Sachin rakesh

Joined: Apr 04, 2012
Posts: 14
Will employment gap of 1 month cause any problems for the future prospects..I have got an offer and i am thinking of taking 1 month gap before the start of new employment owing to personal reasons.kindly share your thoughts.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 41133
I wouldn't think so. People take time off between jobs all the time, usually to enjoy some extra vacation.

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chris webster

Joined: Mar 01, 2009
Posts: 1620

One month is not a gap, just call it "a well-earned break"!

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vijay jamadade
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Joined: May 12, 2008
Posts: 240
only the thing is you won't be getting salary for that month. Enjoy, who knows how much workload will be there in your prospective company.

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Saurav Rana

Joined: Jul 05, 2012
Posts: 6
No way should it cause an issue....sometimes the current company notice period is say 3 months and they decide to leave you after 2 months..then one can prepone the joining in the new company or take a break during that 1 month.Only thing is that you have to be without salary for few days..but worth spending time with family..
Jose George Augustine

Joined: Nov 08, 2012
Posts: 4
How about 4 month gap.

I came to Australia around 4 months back and I didn't get any offer till now. Will that make any problem.

Since it is 4 months, I really afraid.

Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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It doesn't matter as that is what you have. If the question were "should I plan to take a four month vacation between jobs", you might have a difference answer.

I think a four month gap is ok if you have it once or twice. If between every set of jobs is a long gap, it could look bad.

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Sachin rakesh

Joined: Apr 04, 2012
Posts: 14
Thanks all for sharing your thoughts..Yes i have to be without salary for a month..Got few allowances and leave encashment from the previous company...Have to manage with that for a month :-):-).
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