How to explain employment gaps

How to explain employment gaps 

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An employment gap is when you have a period of time where you are not employed.

Top 7 tips

It is important to be honest about your employment gaps. If you try to hide them.

1. Be honest

Focus on the positive aspects of your career, even if there have been some bumps along the way.

2. Be positive

Have a well-thought-out explanation for your employment gaps. This will help you stay calm and confident.

3. Be prepared

Don't go into too much detail about your employment gaps. Keep your explanation brief and to the point.

4. Be brief

Highlight what you did during your employment gaps: If you took classes, volunteered.


Avoid making excuses for your employment gaps. Instead, focus on what you have learned.

6. Don't make excuses

Remember that you are a qualified candidate for the job, even with employment gaps on your resume.

7. Be confident

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