The Desk

August 9, 2011

How to best explain a gap in employment

Filed under: Job Search — Yvonne LaRose @ 12:54 PM
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How to best explain a gap in employment.

A very useful article for getting the Thinking Cap on your head and your head in the right place. Not every interview question is an indictment of you and your history. In fact (and as author Patti  Sinacole says), each question is an opportunity. The underlying statement is that the interviewer is very interested and is opening the door to learn how well this fit may be.

Go a head and talk about the projects that you’ve been working on (just a few, mind you) during your “unemployment” and toss in a few anecdotes about the volunteer projects that could have been considered either internships or another type of employment situation.

These types of interview questions are simply pulling open the door of opportunity. Remember to have your own screening and clarifying questions so you can assure yourself this is indeed a good match.

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  1. […] month we took a look at explaining gaps in employment. We talked about explaining the phenomenon called “unemployment.” No matter how we look […]


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