Mastering the Art of Explaining Job Gaps on Your Resume

There are many positive ways to include time off, whether personal or professional, to demonstrate your professional and personal growth. For example:

  • Continuing education is a great way to show employers that you're keeping up with the latest trends and technologies in your field.
  • Volunteer work shows an employer that you're taking initiative in giving back to your community.
  • Parenting children is a full-time job, and employers may be impressed by your commitment to your family.
  • By freelancing, not only does it show employers that you're staying up to date with current trends in your industry, but it can also provide additional experience in a wide variety of organizaitons and fields.

Explaining job gaps on your resume doesn't have to be a negative experience; show employers that you've been actively engaged in activities which help to expand your knowledge and benefit your community.  With the right approach, you can demonstrate how taking time off from work has enabled you to develop into an even more qualified candidate.

To learn more about how you can create a useful narrative for any employment gaps on your resume, contact us today.

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