Don't Let an Employment Gap Hurt Your Resume


By Cynthia Wright, The Wichita Eagle

A gap in employment causes stress and fear in job seekers. You're feeling vulnerable, and anything out of place on your resume only intensifies your stress and fear.

But, life happens. So do layoffs, babies, sick relatives and many other things that can result in resume gaps.

No matter how responsible you are, it's possible to find yourself out of work. But don't let a gap in your employment history hurt you during your job search.

Just because you aren't working doesn't mean you can't keep busy. Stay involved in your profession. It's a lot easier to re-enter the work force if you keep your skills sharp.