If you walk into the building for an interview and you stand crooked due to scoliosis, are 54, and have gaps In your employment history due to past medical issues don't you think it's going to affect how the interviewer sees you? Do you think they'll hire you? Will they see you as liability and calling out all of the time.?
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If your employer inquires about lapse of employment I find it better to discuss in person. I just got a great new job!
It is nearly a guarantee that during your next interview the employer will ask questions to determine the reasons for ANY amount of time when you weren't employed, and this includes when/if you were laid off.
It’s important to first reassure them that your lay off was in no way a result of your productivity. It's a great idea to also be prepared to explain any circumstances at your organization that caused your layoff.
In the case of Lowe’s it…
Folks, I've been saying this for as long as I've coached people on how to put together a good resume: Explain your gaps in employment!
New research from a ResumeGo experiment shows that:
*Applicants with work gaps had a 45% lower chance of receiving job interviews than those without
*Applicants who gave a reason for their employment gap received close to 60% more interviews than those who did not
If your gap requires a more detailed…
Hi I need some advice from experienced dental assistants, or even anyone that may give some advice. I will try to make this short even though it seems hard because I have so many things going on at the same time.
I have been a dental assistant for 15 years with a gap of 5 years unemployed because I was ill with an autoimmune disease. I was finally able to get Job as a dental assistant still getting paid the same I made 8 years ago I’m content…
My husband and I moved to an extremely rural area when he got promoted and an area that was farm land and a truck stop. One year turned into four and while my career has been in business administration and general accounting I’m having an extremely hard time angling myself as an attractive candidate with this much time out of my field. In addition, some of my references are no longer with their perspective companies. Any advice?
If you are an employer, what do you see in a candidate with at least 3-5yrs experience but a 5 year unemployment gap between their last two most recent employments. Would you prefer someone with no experience but has the degrees? Or someone without the degrees and has the experience who would love to work towards growing in the company if given the chance to prove themselves. How would someone stick out in your hiring process?
My problem isn’t experience. It’s too much experience. I’ve been a store manager of 5 different auto parts stores. Looks like I’ve job jumped....but the truth is that 3 of those companies recruited me out of the others. Don’t want to lie on my resume, but don’t really know what to do about it.
I am healthy now but have many “holes” in my resume due to extended illness and on/ off again working. Has anyone developed a way to handle “holes” in one’s resume.
I have been looking for work for, no lie, 5 years now. I'm frustrated to the point of tears. I have a small criminal record from 20 years ago, (misdemeanors) and a gap in my work history as I recovered from breast cancer. I paid my debts to society, but society obviously won't ever let me forget. I get SSI, but need to work part time to pay my bills. I don't ask for much; food, shelter, a car and a phone. Is that too much to ask for? I WANT to…