I've been unemployed for almost a year now, mostly because I had a nose job done on February and quit my previous job because the recovery process was going to take a while. Since around May though I had begun to search for a job and only managed to land a few interviews, but only made it far on one. Didn't get the job in the end.
I'm a bachellor in business administration with a specialization in international business. Considering it's the beginning of the year and lots of corporations start hiring new people, how can I explain that gap year when asked about it in an interview? I've been studying Portuguese in the mean time and I'm also taking a diploma course on Marketing.
Will saying I've been travelling around the country and also studying be convincing enough?
>business administration and marketing
Oh god, you're one of those people. Please remove yourself from this planet before you do any more harm.
How am I spoiled, man? I've been living off my savings since then. Man, this whole thread would've been actually helpful had I not mentioned anything about the nose job. Stay classy as always, /biz/.
Tell them you had an accident, had to get your nose remade. There were complications or some shit so on top of the long recovery processes, yours was even longer. You were unable to work, but during your hospital days etc you learned Portugese.
These fucking kids in this thread. You don't have to tell them shit. Only you had a medical leave. That's all they need to know. HIPPA protects you. If they ask, then they are breaching federal law. So many young people don't know this. All the job needs to know is you had a medical leave of absence. They are also not allowed to check up on your doctor. Your doctor won't tell them shit. Its one of the benefits of Americlaps healthcare.
I actually think it's better that OP tell them the whole story. If I was recruiting and a potential candidate told me he was on a medical leave, I might be afraid he could have a medical complication I don't know about that would have him quit on me.
You can't ask him to tell you. Its just against doctor-patient confidentiality. The fucking court system has a hard time getting subpoenas against doctors to testify in court for the patient. All he can say is I had a medical leave and there is no complications in the future. If you did then your doctor would rule against you working in the mean time.
Completely oblivious eurofag here. Why is OP worried about explaining his gap year? Can't he just say he wanted a gap year? I mean why would his gap year be someone elses business in the first place? Why care?