So you have got a brilliant work experience but the employment gaps remain as a major hiccup in your Resume. You have your own reasons for the breaks in between jobs, however from the employer’s point of view it seems slouchy. So we shall discuss some of the best ways to explain the gap in between jobs in your Resume so that it won’t harm your prospective career opportunities.
- Often these gaps are not attributed to company restructuring, layoffs or downsizing. May be you have decided to undergo a career advancement course or an intentional break to help you keep going without boredom. And to make it more obvious, add the list of courses you have completed successfully so that it emphasize the very fact that you intends to remain more competent in your area of expertise.
- Be honest while explaining the reasons for gaps in employment history. Remember, recruiters ask you in detail and being reluctant and furnishing wrong information can make your candidacy cancelled forever. And having gaps in between jobs doesn’t mean that your career prospects become bleak. If you are forced to leave from your company, reveal it in your Resume or during the interview when asked. Employers judge you for your integrity and honesty.
- It is not wise to conceal the employment gaps. A better way is to address it in the cover letter and Resume with brief explanations. Do not think that employers’ won’t check what happened during the time-off. Let your employer know the reasons. You need to prepare in advance to face the question on gaps in your employment history.
- If you have left your job intentionally for instance, for attending recreational or travelling purposes, you can reveal it rather than making it discreet. At least recruiters think that you are occupied instead of doing nothing during the time off.
Don’t repent over it, but focus on how to explain the gaps. It is quite natural that one may incur gaps in between jobs due to lots of reasons, but having it better explained shows his/her competency and motivation to move forward.