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At 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.
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Your commitment to landing a job is just as important as the effort you made in getting an education. Here are the top 4 resume tips that can help your resume stand out from the crowd.
- Write an “Objective” That Inspires – Be specific about your skills, the position you want and what you hope to accomplish on the job.
- Use Power Words – Employers looks for certain words that indicate if your resume is worth reading. These should be words like; led, created, implemented, scheduled etc.
- Address the Employer’s Needs – Be honest about work history and list the positions and responsibilities related to the position you’re applying for.
- Emphasize Your Valuable Experiences – You may have experiences an employer can value even if you’ve never held a job.
Stay persistent and remain determined. You may be surprised at the results.