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___ResumeEVpost_071014At some point in your career, there may be a time where you’re out of work for awhile. A gap on your resume is not a deal breaker if you know how to handle it. Here are three tips on how to handle a gap on your resume.

1. Take a positive approach. Describe how you used this time to prepare for your next job and what you learned from the situation.
2. Don’t dwell on the reason. Be clear and to the point when explaining the gap, but quickly move on to explaining the skills you have that make you the right fit for the job you’re applying for.
3. Take advantage of your cover letter. If you can’t downplay the gap, briefly use your cover letter to clear the air. Remember to keep a positive attitude in your explanation.

Deciding what direction you want your life to take is like arriving at a fork in the road while hiking. Here are some questions you may have already asked yourself:

  • “What direction should I choose?”
  • “What career might be the best fit for me?”
  • “How do I choose a school offering a program I’d like to enroll in?”

Going back to school is a big decision, and we know you have a lot of questions that need answers. When you contact Everest for more info, we’ll get you in touch with an Admissions Rep.

We’ll talk to you about your past school experiences and what you might be interested in doing for a living. or what you’re interested in learning more about. We offer a lot of support, too. When students graduate, our Career Services reps can help them with their resume and cover letter and prep them for job interviews.

You can do this! We’ll be there with you every step of the way.


Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.everest.edu/disclosures or www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

*Programs vary by campus.

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