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1 year gap happend...How to approach for jobs again?

 
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Hello Friends,
I have 3+ yrs of exp.,in java. I had resigned my job last year may for my personal reasons. It is nearly 1.3 year gap.Last 6 months
I return back and learnt new technologies(hibernate , spring).And contributing in open source projects.Present I want to rebuild my career.How can I approach with this gap? Will Employers consider my situation? Please suggest me

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A suitable candidate should be recruited on the basis of his/her credentials as well as merit and if the candidate is fit for the said position there should not be any issues. This is in theory. But in practice it depends on the individual hiring manager, culture, etc. As an individual, all you can do is be positive.
 
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To add to what Arulk said,
You will have to think positive. Prepare a nice resume and add whatever you contributed to opensource projects, what technologies you know etc. If you apply somewhere and do not get chance for the interview, it may be because of recession may not be because of employment gap. If for some employer, this gap matters, you forget them and try for other employers which will consider you. Think positive and move ahead.
 
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raghunath venkat wrote:It is nearly 1.3 year gap.



Well it happened to me too once. I do not have much óther advice then the rest, just to comfort you, it happens to the best.
 
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Thank you for giving valuable replies.How can I tell ,if any body asks why did you get 1.3 yrs gap?
 
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raghunath venkat wrote:Thank you for giving valuable replies.How can I tell ,if any body asks why did you get 1.3 yrs gap?



"I was unable to work for personal reasons."

or

"Personal reasons left me with other matters to attend to for those years."
 
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Hi,

raghunath venkat wrote:I return back and learnt new technologies(hibernate , spring).And contributing in open source projects.Present I want to rebuild my career.How can I approach with this gap? Will Employers consider my situation?



Open source projects are as technically demanding as real paid projects, so simply state you participated in open source projects to keep your skills up to date, it should be enough if the technical interview confirms it.

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