How do I explain a 2-year employment gap due to work visa issues?
My Name is Nithya, I was out of work for 2 years. I was working in India before 2 years, after my marriage I quit my job and came to USA since my husband is working in USA.
I had only 8 months visa, when applied for work permit I got for 6 months. But when I started searching for job, my husband got transferred from that state (Now I am in different state).
My visa and work permit got expired. I was in USA with my husband petition (I 94) for 1 year without work permit. So I was not able to search for a job.
Now I have a work permit for working in USA but I don't know how to explain my employment gap. I was learning and brushing up some technical skills by myself during the gap period. Please let me know your answer.
You can use your cover letter to explain the gap, pretty much as you have above to me, but more concise.