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Reasons for the gaps? No matter!
It does not matter what this gap has caused this kink. In the case of gaps, the first question is the time period since the last activity. In the case of kinks, it is the question of the explanation, the meaning, the classification into the overall picture - that is, the thread of the thread.
In case of gaps, the assessment depends on the length of time since last employment. The larger the gap, the higher the need for explanation. While a period of up to three months is still below the acceptance gap, longer periods are considered critical. In the eyes of human resource managers, professional competence and performance motivation decrease in the course of non-employment and even personality changes.
Depending on the situation, the following diagnoses are then made:
If you are not employed for less than a year, the diagnosis is fast:
- professionally no longer up to date,
- Success orientation and determination are classified as rather low,
- personally, you are then little ambitious.
If the time-out lasts longer than a year, then more critical symptoms are seen:
- professionally, you are attested to a strong loss of competence,
- Determinativeness is even less attributed to you,
- personally, the ambition is more or less pronounced, or the concentration on the family is attested to, or in the case of illness a criticism of your way of life.
Correctly, gaps of more than three years are seen:
- Loss of competence all along the line
- no career orientation
- depending on the cause: They are unstable, not responsible, not resilient.
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: Are you too long at one Company employed, it is assumed that their specialized knowledge is no longer up to date. They are inflexible and comfortable.
Help, a notice!
Termination by the employer, maybe even during the probationary period, oh dear, then something went wrong. It may have turned out that your knowledge was not enough or your commitment left much to be desired. That the selection may not have been really good, that is rather not the question, because you could also have noticed that the job is not for you.
You can even terminate yourself without having a succession job, the misunderstanding is great. For the employer it can mean that there were problems that you are unmotivated and unstable.
The famous red thread
In addition, there are concerns when you are too old, too high or too low qualified, were previously independent. And if there is no common thread in your life, you will hardly be considered the first choice.
There are, of course, almost positive interpretations, but it is you who are responsible for this. I'll come to the last part of the book.
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