I’m currently an IT student looking at getting into software and web development. I see a lot of great opportunities on your site, and it truly inspires me to keep going in my studies.
My question relates to whether or not taking a “gap year” would be detrimental to future job searches. I use quotation marks because, rather than just being idle, I had planned on, once finishing my degree in 2023, coming to Japan on a student visa and enrolling in a language school full time to get more familiar with Japanese and to take in the culture and customs and decide if the big city in Japan is right for me. My worries are that employers would look at this gap between university and job and see it as a negative, even though in my eyes I am using it to improve myself.
As an IT professional, what are your thoughts?