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Is Relocation a Sufficient Explanation for a Short Employment Gap?

by Anonymous

I am looking to relocate (across several states) to be with my partner and do not have a solid job lined up yet. I would rather have a job lined up first for security/benefit/salary leverage reasons, but I am considering leaving my current position and moving first so that I can focus my attention wholly on the job hunt once I am there.

When interviewing there, would my then unemployment status due to relocation be a great issue to employers?

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Oct 12, 2008
Short Employment Gaps No Problem
by: Kathi

Hello there,

I don't think most employers would have any problem at all with a short employment gap of even a couple of months that is due to relocation. When you get around to applying for new jobs in your new location, just be sure to mention in the cover letter you send with your resume the reason for the short gap, and/or be prepared to discuss at the interview.


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