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Career Advice

Former recruitment agency experts answer employment questions, candidly suggesting how to negotiate your salary, find a really good job, handle phone interviews, and more.

Sage advice like this is priceless.

employment gaps resume - Acceptable Gaps in Employment

Q. How much time is considered 'acceptable' to find another job after being downsized? At what point do potential employers ask, 'Why hasn't anyone hired you so far?'

A. It takes time to find another position - reasonably anywhere from three to nine months for a management position. Typically, the higher the position, the longer it takes. However anthing more than a year, and prospective employers may begin to wonder.

You of course probably want to get back to work and making money as soon as possible. If your search is taking longer than you feel it should a year, consider getting someone to review your resume and get some help with handling interviews.

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