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Gap in Employment & Resume Gaps (How to Explain Them)

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Hey Ambitious Professionals! It's Linda Raynier of lindaraynier.com guiding you

to a career and life you'll truly enjoy. And in today's video, I'm going to teach

you two key strategies on how to handle explaining gaps of unemployment on your

resume.

There are many reasons why some of us may have gaps on our resume you might

have taken time off to be a stay-at-home mom or dad you might have taken time off

to study to travel or you may just have a gap simply because you've been looking

for a job that whole time but you still haven't been successful the way to

handle your gaps is dependent on when they occurred and I'm going to give you

specific guidance and give you two key strategies depending on the situation

there are two situations on when you have gaps in your resume situation

number one you have gaps in the past but you're currently employed so let's say

that you are currently working right now and you've been in your role for at

least a year or longer and you're ready to find a new position but at the same

time you have gaps in your past before you took on this role that means that

there isn't much need for you to truly explain those previous gaps because the

emphasis for the employer when they read your resume is to look at your most

recent position so your strategy is going to be to emphasize in detail the

duties tasks and responsibilities that you've been performing in this most

recent position and the achievements that you've been able to accomplish

because that is actually what the employer is going to be paying attention