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Feeling nervous about your next interview? Don’t worry, we are here to help you out!


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It's completely normal to experience anxiety before an interview, particularly in relation to the types of questions they'll ask and how you should respond. You can always prepare for interview questions and take steps to reduce anxiety, though.


Today, we've given some excellent advice on how to respond to the interview question, "Why is there a gap in your work history," which frequently leaves candidates perplexed. Good luck with your upcoming interview and take a look at the steps we've provided below!


Step 1 -Why is there a Gap in your Work History?


Honesty is always the best policy but try and keep your answer clear and relatively briefing interview is so important. No matter what the reason (personal reasons, being made redundant or being let go) state this clearly but then highlight what you've learnt and worked on during this time and emphasize your readiness to rejoin the workforce.


Step #2 Don't Emphasize in Interview


While you don't need to go into detail about what caused your employment gap, you should elaborate on how you spent that time. Emphasize anything constructive you did, particularly elements that reflect positively on your character or are related to the position you're applying for (e.g. volunteer work, training or study).



Step #3 - Make it personal


While you don't need to go into detail about what caused your employment gap, you should elaborate on how you spent that time. Emphasize anything constructive you did, particularly elements that reflect positively on your character or are related to the position you're applying for (e.g. volunteer work, training or study).


Step #4 - Mix it up


In all instances where you need to account for a gap, the important thing is to finish your answer by highlighting your accomplishments and your future career goals. Try and share concrete evidence of specific actions you took in previous roles and the results you generated to help demonstrate this


- Example Answer


if vou're in the construction industry, you likely heard about the layoffs at XYZ company late last year. After being part of those layoffs, I wanted to assess my next steps carefully. I've taken several classes to sharpen my marketing-related skills and am looking to make a career transition in which I can put those new skills to the test and gain more experience with

campaign management. This is what makes me so excited for this position at ABC company.


Conclusion

Flexibility and a better work-life balance are replacing the notion of working multiple, ladder-climbing jobs from graduation until retirement in the modern era. Taking a break from work is becoming more and more common, and it may help you stand out as a candidate for your ideal job.


You can stand out from the competition by rephrasing your skills and experiences from your employment gap in your communications with recruiters. Whatever your motivation for taking time off between jobs, it is acceptable — take advantage of it!



About Aftermath Recruitment: is not just your recruitment agency—we are your recruitment partner, from the heart of the Middle East. Having served 110+ clients around the globe, in 10+ countries, from hiring entry-level to executive management positions, and nationalization, our specialized teams of expert recruiters take a personal approach to finding top talent across all industries to boost both our client's and candidates’ success. Whether you are a leader looking for your next top hire, or an exceptional talent looking for your next opportunity, we got your back, and we'd love to hear from you! If you have an active role you’d like to discuss or just want to talk to a specialist consultant, please Contact us


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