Employment Gaps Don't Have To Ruin Your Job Prospects

When potential employers look at your resume, they will pay attention to any gaps in employment, i.e., long time spans in which you were not working or patterns of leaving a job shortly after onboarding. If you have gaps in your work history, it is not necessarily the end of the world. You should, however, be aware of what those gaps communicate about you to employers and how you should explain them on the application or during the interview.

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A man and woman shake hands across a desk at work.
01/19/2021
When potential employers look at your resume, they will pay attention to any gaps in employment, i.e., long time spans in which you were not working or patterns of leaving a job shortly after... read more
A man and woman shake hands across a desk at work.
01/19/2021
When potential employers look at your resume, they will pay attention to any gaps in employment, i.e., long time spans in which you were not working or patterns of leaving a job shortly after... read more