About gaps in the Curriculum vitae everyone stumbles Recruiterif they are longer than three months. Any longer gap means loss of Expertise, Background and employability in the Eyes the decider.

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Breaks as a handicap

In addition, it is questionable whether in a job interview the cultural fit can be determined. It takes a few weeks to figure them out. From my point of view, this is another hurdle that Companys for you as lateral entrants, as people who think differently.

Breaks in the CV are still a handicap. With us, careers are always steep and there is no room for breaks. Too much zigzag shows too little determination. Dropping out of studies, too long training periods, termination of the employment relationship during the probationary period, a wrong decision at the Job Search or a time out (sabbatical) are marked with a question mark.

Apply to a hierachically lower job

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Misunderstanding is also created when you focus on a lower hierarchical job apply, for example without management responsibility after you have already led. The interpretations are for unoccupied periods of more than three months:

Something can be wrong there, probably burn-out. For short periods of time: Well, that probably didn't work. You see for HR there are apparently no positive explanations. A human resources manager once told me: "Whenever there is a question mark, we answer it negatively."

Reasons for the gaps? No matter!

It doesn't really matter what caused this gap, this kink. If there are gaps, the first question to ask is the period of time that has passed since the last activity. In the case of kinks, it is the question of explainability, the Sinn, the classification in the overall picture - that is the common thread.

In the case of gaps, the assessment depends on the length of time since the last job. The larger the gap, the greater the need for explanation. While a period of up to three months still falls below the acceptance gap, longer periods are viewed critically. In the eyes of personnel decision-makers, professional competence and performance motivation decrease in the course of non-employment and even the Personality changes.

Diagnosed diagnoses

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Depending on the situation, the following diagnoses are then made:

If you have not been employed for less than a year, that is the diagnosis fast:

If the time-out lasts longer than a year, then more critical symptoms are seen:

Correctly, gaps of more than three years are seen:

What else can you kink

But even if you are constantly working and changing your job, you can make mistakes. Very short, two to three years lasting working conditions suggest that your accumulated expertise is not deeply deepened, that inconsistency characterizes your life and you are perhaps one of those who are looking for their dream job. Persistence and career orientation are not certified to you.

But now comes the crux: If you are employed for too long at a company, it is assumed that their specialized knowledge is no longer up to date. They are inflexible and comfortable.

Help, a notice!

Terminations by the employer, maybe during the probationary period, oh my, things went wrong then. It may have turned out that your knowledge is not sufficient after all or your Commitment left a lot to be desired. That the selection maybe wasn't really good, it's probably not that Redebecause you could have noticed that the job wasn't for you.

If you resign yourself without having a successor job, the lack of understanding is great. For the employer, this can mean that Problems admitted that you are unmotivated and not very adaptable.

The famous red thread

There are also concerns if you are too old, too high or too low qualified, were previously self-employed. And if there is no common thread in your life, it is difficult for you to be the first Choice held.

Of course, there are also almost all statements positive interpretations, but you are responsible for it happening.

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