Is Medical/accident A Negative Reason For GAP For A Recently Graduate Candidate? - CiteHR
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Hello All......
I have a question for all HR professionals and experts. I searched a lot for this question but got a mixed response. Is it a fault to be loyal in today's world?
My question is :
Is medical/accident a negative reason to tell during interview for a year GAP for a graduate who has completed his degree and immediately met with an accident before getting into any job?
As per my research i found mixed reaction for many people that,
-You should say truth in interview
-You should not give any medical reason gap or leaving job or anything else.
Thank You.
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Hello PAS,

I am not sure where you got this feedback from--w.r.t. 'should not give any medical reason gap or leaving job....'.

As long as you are able to produce medical records/evidence, companies agree to consider the candidature--unless the gap is very high [a few years]. And even in such cases, it also depends on your interview performance.

Reg your comment '....say truth in interview'--that's right. But at the same time, it depends on 'HOW' you say it. Which leads to your communication skills. For eg., saying that 'you are a bad guy' & saying that 'you have the following areas to improve upon' essentially means the same thing, BUT with a difference--the key being what one is focusing upon.

This is also suggested for another reason--it's easier to speak the truth than to lie & then think of ways to cover it up. Like the Saying goes: "Truth can stand alone while a Lie always needs an accomplice".

Hope you got the point.

And reg your remark 'Is it a fault to be loyal in today's world?'--looks like you are confused between 'loyalty' & 'honesty'.

Suggest give details of the ACTUAL situation & the members would be able to help you better with the possible solutions.

All the Best.


Thank you very much for your response,
I would like to share that I have searched on internet as well as heard that it gives negative impact such as the candidate may be lying since he may had failed to clear interviews or may be he still may have some medical problem which may lead to his discontinuity in job etc.
If the gap is seriously almost for a year(10-11 months), does it brings impact that candidate is fake, because in first contact you can't directly produce medical documents.
Also would like to ask that will it be logical to include the gap period or reason in your resume. Because if a candidate is without job for a year it becomes difficult to get an opportunity due to gap.
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