I would like you to cover best way to cover significant resume gaps. Particularly with respect to online tools – but also how to deal with gaps in submitted materials to potential employers: cover letter language and resumes.
In my case, the gap is about 8 years which is quite a while!
I took advantage of a restructuring and after going through outplacement services then and going on many interviews and getting two solid job offers, zero decided that it was at a time I needed to devote to long overlooked family issues.
Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:
Q#198 Unearth ANY volunteering/association contributions performed during 8 yrs; if none, look inward…(@ValueIntoWords)
Q#198 Identify what organizational/problem-solving, etc. skills u tapped while taking care of family issues. (@ValueIntoWords)
Q#198 Taking some time for family/personal issues makes you NORMAL. Shouldn’t be a prob 4 the right company. (@beneubanks)
Q#198 Address gap in covlet; why return now, ur motivation/commitment; how u kept skills up; value u’d add. (@juliaerickson)
Q#198 Prep 4 interviews; rehearse answers 2 hard Qs til comfy/charge-neutral; emphasize how u’ll help them. (@juliaerickson)
Q#198 Large rez gap is diff to overshadow. You mention “going on many interviews” so is rez really a prob? (@teenarose)
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