what's a "normal vacation period"? (resume question)

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curiouscat
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what's a "normal vacation period"? (resume question)

Postby curiouscat » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:22 pm

I noticed that UChi asks for some extra explanation on your resume if your education/employment has been interrupted for more than a "normal vacation period." What's the typical length of time they'd have in mind?

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Re: what's a "normal vacation period"? (resume question)

Postby duckmoney » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:25 pm

curiouscat wrote:I noticed that UChi asks for some extra explanation on your resume if your education/employment has been interrupted for more than a "normal vacation period." What's the typical length of time they'd have in mind?


Probably depends on where you are in life. If you're still in / fresh out of undergrad, a whole summer off is probably reasonable, or even more if you did the travel / "discover yourself" thing. If you've been working for several years, anything more than a month or two between jobs might be a little questionable.

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Re: what's a "normal vacation period"? (resume question)

Postby Dany » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:00 pm

You should call and ask Chicago.

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Re: what's a "normal vacation period"? (resume question)

Postby birdlaw117 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:08 pm

curiouscat wrote:I noticed that UChi asks for some extra explanation on your resume if your education/employment has been interrupted for more than a "normal vacation period." What's the typical length of time they'd have in mind?

I would guess that it means the length of a summer vacation during undergrad.

But, this is TCR:
Dany wrote:You should call and ask Chicago.

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Re: what's a "normal vacation period"? (resume question)

Postby curiouscat » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:17 pm

Thanks, everyone! I'll try to get in touch with them. I'll update this thread if I get a response in case someone else had that question too.

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Re: what's a "normal vacation period"? (resume question)

Postby bk1 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:22 pm

Dany wrote:You should call and ask Chicago.


Common sense, you haz it.




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