I'm in the process of updating my resume and general cover letter. I have been at home with my kids on and off over the years. My hope is to honestly address a gappy resume and turn some personal experiences into potential assets. I am completely aware that my "employment experience" section is weak, so I'm looking at highlighting my other skills and personality. I would like to be creative and genuine, and offer a little more insight than is typical, but not so much that it makes people uncomfortable.
What are your thoughts on this? Any tips as I move forward?
You plan to highlight personal experience, skills, and creativity is right on as long as you make sure it’s applicable to the job you’re pursuing. Target all three to meet the job requirements prevalent in your industry or pertinent to needs the employer outlines on the job description.
Gaps and job hopping is not as uncommon today as you may think. Use a functional resume to show your talents first then focus on your work history in the bottom part of your CV.