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Quick and easy resume tips for people with employment gaps.

Quick and easy resume tips for people with employment gaps.

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  • 1. TIPS TO EXPLAIN EMPLOYMENT GAPS ON YOUR RESUME www.thebeehive.org | September 2009
  • 2.
    • Community Activities
    • Consulting
    • Special Projects
    • School
    • Etc…
    www.thebeehive.org | September 2009 Think about other activities you did during that time such as: Tips to Explain Employment Gaps on Your Resume
  • 3. If you have short gaps, use a functional resume, which highlights your experience not work history. www.thebeehive.org | September 2009 Tips to Explain Employment Gaps on Your Resume
  • 4. If you stopped working for a “good” reason, like raising a family or going back to school, be honest about it. www.thebeehive.org | September 2009 Tips to Explain Employment Gaps on Your Resume
  • 5. www.thebeehive.org | September 2009 Tips to Explain Employment Gaps on Your Resume If you’re worried about job hopping, only list jobs that are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
  • 6.
    • 1.) Use a Functional Resume not a Traditional Resume!
    • 2.) Highlight your skills, not your specific jobs!
    www.thebeehive.org | September 2009 Tips to Explain Employment Gaps on Your Resume Don’t worry about employment gaps. Follow these simple tips.
  • 7. Copyright 2006 - Monster Worldwide, Inc. All Rights Reserved. You may not copy, reproduce or distribute this article without the prior written permission of Monster Worldwide. This article first appeared on Monster, the leading online global network for careers. To see other career-related articles visit http://content.monster.com . www.thebeehive.org | September 2009 For more easy tips and information, visit www.thebeehive.org.