Over sandwiches with HR placement guru Susan Seward of HR Advantage Partners, she and I agreed that the number one concern candidates have today is around interviews. Specifically, “I’ve been out of work for two (ten, twenty) months. How do I explain that employment gap?” If you, reader, happen to have a gap in your resume, keep reading.
See, you’re still reading, as are countless others with the same issue. You are not alone. So much so that interviewers have become experts in recognizing resume gaps. They are paid to notice these and ask about them; they are not required to rule someone out because of them. They simply have to ask, so first, ‘fess up: “I have been unconventionally employed.”