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Resume Gaps: How To Minimize The Negative Impact

Resume Gaps: How To Minimize The Negative Impact

By Anthony Balderrama When the recession began, the question that popped up repeatedly was, "Can I find a job in this economy?" Then, for those with a work history who were fortunate enough to be offered a position, the question often became, "Should I take a job even if it's a step down from my last?" Read More »

Sell The Gap On Your Resume

Sell The Gap On Your Resume

By Elinor Stutz A common question from job seekers these days is, "How do I explain being out of work for a year or longer?" This is where a few sales techniques may successfully be applied. The first is to approach the problem from a positive standpoint and leave fear behind. Whenever you meet with... Read More »

Ask an Expert: How to Explain Employment Gaps on a Resume

Ask an Expert: How to Explain Employment Gaps on a Resume

At AOL Jobs, we receive a lot of questions from readers asking how to address a significant gap in employment due to caring for a sick family member, coping with an extended illness or raising a family. In this situation, it is best to be transparent and explain what you have been doing during this period of... Read More »

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