So you got laid off, just graduated from college, or decided to quit your job. You are unemployed and having a tough time finding a new job. As your job hunt goes on, the unemployment gap on your resume is getting bigger and bigger. What can you do to eliminate that gap? Here are six ways to fill up gaps in your resume when you are unemployed.
Good points-one thing for people who have large gaps in resumes: what about those who have had large gaps due to health issues? Laws protect you from having to disclose them, but you are forced into disclosing to a degree to have them understand as employers that you had a legit reason for the gap. Unfortunately, software and people will not think about that. It is wrong and one could argue it gives employers a very unfair advantage and even discriminatory. It is already stressful as it is having an illness and having to think about how to beat the system just to simply get a job. Instead, your forced to go to the govt with your handout. Who wants to do that? In fact the MS society of Canada recently came out with an article discussing this. I do know there is an advisory committee made up of govt,employers etc talking about this. There are to many people who are more than capable of working going through this, but employers cannot see beyond their nose.
How to handle gaps in your resume - NewsComAu
The first and, for some, the hardest step in addressing gaps in your resume is simple enough: . If it’s been a while since you closely examined your resume, you may have to cast your mind back quite a ways to those ghostly periods of time wedged between jobs–or between school and your first job. No matter, this is work that will pay off many times over, provided you can rescue a compelling story from those tantalizing gaps. As you engage in some quiet recollecting, don’t be afraid to ask yourself why you hated that job or that boss; or why you thought it was a good idea to elope to Las Vegas and spend a year dealing blackjack at Caesar’s Palace. Seriously, though, while employers will rather dully expect you to rattle off the whys and wherefores of your employment history, watch them perk up when you talk about very personal experiences. Just be aware that they will use these anecdotes to make judgments about your character, so try to put a positive spin on each one.