Does This Resume Make Me Look Fat?

Most job seekers I meet have some sort of "special circumstance" or blemish on their resume that they feel makes them unattractive to a hiring manager. For some, it's accounting for the dot-com they worked for that went bust after nine months or the year they took off from work to care for an aging parent or newborn. For others it's that "what the heck was I thinking when I took that job" faux pas or the "my boss was a raging lunatic and I had to get out fast" scenario.