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Help with CV as I have been away for a year
« on: January 08, 2017, 05:24:46 PM »

I have been working in the IT field for about 5 years. Last year I decided to move country and do some travelling. I ended up in a dead end temping job for a few months and am now moving back to my old country. I was wondering what to put on my CV. Should I just mention I did some travelling for a year and not mention the dead end job or should I put it in my CV?

I am wanting to get back into an IT role in the future.

Any help will be appreciated.


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Re: Help with CV as I have been away for a year
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 08:34:14 PM »
Travelling takes a lot of courage, and costs a lot of money, so I'm not surprised you picked up a little temping work. Id write a paragraph along the following lines and add it to your CV:

"January 2016-2017 - Career Break

I took a career break to travel and explore the world and experience it from the perspective of other cultures. I travelled to (country), and (country), as well as spending some time in (country) where I picked up a little temp work to further support my travels. It was a wonderful experience, and I enjoyed every minute. I even learned a few snippets of (language) and (language)!"

This covers all the bases and gives your interviewers a few pointers for icebreaking topics. Good luck in your job hunt!

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