I get it, really, I do. No one wants to have an unexplained gap on their resume.
I've had many clients in this position. They may have taken time away to care for kids, their spouse, or their parents. Or, they were let go unexpectedly (and unprepared) from their last job.
Here's the thing, though. You can't cover a gap with a lie.
While it is a great strategy to use consulting or freelance work to cover a career history gap, you need to actually do SOME consulting or freelancing.
Check out the video below for more.
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Tammy Banfield is a professional resume writer and certified career coach who specializes in helping talented and ambitious women advance their careers and find rewarding, fulfilling jobs.
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