Writing your CV can prove a difficult task. From deciding which skills you should include and highlight, to getting a professional format that appeals to the recruiter and structures your experience in a presentable manner.
Explaining employment gaps, however, is probably one of the hardest obstacles when writing your CV. You don’t want to give the recruiter the impression that you’ve been out of work for too long –as it likely implies you’re out of touch with responsibilities and skills required. You also do not want it to appear as though you’re hiding the gaps to your future employer or recruiter.
What should you do if you have taken considerable time away from your career? Here’s how to explain employment gaps while writing your CV.
Don’t be afraid of honesty
It’s 2019, and people are more open to taking career gaps to tend to personal projects, travel, take care of loved ones, and many more reasons. Unlike twenty years ago or so, such reasons are not frowned upon. So feel free to openly talk about your gap on the CV.
Read on to find out how you should explain employment gaps while writing your CV.