How Does Taking One Year Off Look To Employers?
Like the title says, how do employers look at candidates that have a one year gap in their resume? Do HR just throw it out and it doesn’t even go to the hiring managers? I can explain in my interview why I took a year off without a problem, just I am not sure how the screening process works.
I don’t mind working abroad but I think getting a job within my field (investment risk) might be difficult as regulations in those countries differ from Canada and I would have zero knowledge. And I am not sure how work visa works in these cases. I think the best thing for this particular scenario would be to work for a company that already has international presence in that country. Unfortunately my company only has presence across Canada only.
Even if I don’t work in my specific field, I can simply do whatever job I can there to earn a pay. I will try to save as much as possible so that money isn’t that of a concern and can survive for a year, but do realize lots of countries abroad are quite expensive. I am just worried that when I come back to Canada, I will have a hard time getting back in the field. I also educational knowledge of data analytics and have learned couple of programming languages like python that may open doors broader companies maybe.
I’ve always wanted to live abroad just for the experience and I am contemplating it in 2021 possibly. This is probably the best time to do it as I don’t have any commitment like family etc. My parents recent death kind of gave me a different perspective in life and I know they had regrets in their life and they couldn’t do everything they wished to, and I don’t want to have regrets in my life and I would like to do as much things that I’ve always wanted to do as much as possible (bucket list).
Also would anyone have recommendations as to which countries would be the best in my situation, if any. I am still deciding on that and not quite sure.