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Can a gap in employment cost you an interview?

Hiring managers have become increasingly more understanding when they see a gap in employment history on a resume, do to the current economic climate. What was once considered a major red flag, has become more of a non-issue these days.

Even so, in an effort to appear engaged while job searching, stay actively involved in your home and/or community during any absence of employment. This activity can be included on your resume to fill in gaps.

Following are a few options to consider:

  • Community volunteer work.
  • Caring for an ill family member. 
  • Launching a business or helping someone else launch a business. 
  • Consulting or freelance work. 

Most important, always tell the truth on your resume and in interviews. Employers tend to verify work history and you wouldn’t want a lie to come back to haunt you. It could cost you a job.

Are you building a new resume, updating an old one, composing cover letters, or looking for general job search information? Contact MCK Resume Services for assistance: (727) 278-4367

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