I do programming for a large-volume site and have been at one company over 3 years. I am currently looking into a job change closer to home and am fortunate to have a skill that is in demand at present. I have had many unsolicited recruiters contact me about work, and I have spoken to a few, but most offer less than 3 weeks vacation, and so do my present employer. This is an issue because I need a long overdue several-week vacation out of country this year to visit my wife's family and friends in Europe.
I thought this may be a good time to quit my present job and take a 2-month hiatus from work and recharge after 3 years of a long commute before I start new work. I even have enough saved to last a year if need be.
So my question is how does this appear to potential employers to have a 2-3 month gap in employment? Would this severely hurt my ability to get a new job compared to someone who is presently employed (from the perspective of the people hiring)?
(I've been listening to the podcasts a while but this is my first post. I couldn't find this subject anywhere so excuse me if it was answered previously.)