Interview Question and Answer Can you tell me about your Gap Year?

Interview Question and Answer “Can you tell me about your Gap Year?”


The job interview question “can you tell me about your gap” is the employer really after checking of you took the opportunity during your year off to gain new skills and experience. Often this interview question is asked during graduate job interviews.

In this article we have broke down what the interviewer is looking for in a perfect job interview answer and to help you create the perfect answer we have recorded an example answer



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Interview Question:


Can you tell me about your Gap Year, recorded on your CV?   Video Tutorial – “Can You Tell About Your Gap Year?”  


Explanation of the Question:


Many of us take a gap year after university, when asked this question the employer is looking if you “bummed” around or did something “interesting” explain how your gap year gave you new skills you can use in your job   Interview questions and answers

Example Interview Answer

“After completing my accountancy degree I took a gap year and travelled and work in Asia, it was a  great personal experience and a gain a lot of “life lessons” from the experience.  It was also beneficial in my last role, as we had several clients in Asia and was able to use my experience to build up company relationships”    Make your own “gap year” experience and your skill base relevant to the position you are applying for.

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