GAPS IN YOUR RESUME DON’T HAVE TO BE A BAD THING

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SHOW DATE: OCTOBER 23, 2013

Stop thinking the gaps in your resume are a bad thing.

Whether you’ve  recently been laid off or have been out on the prowl for months, what really matters to a new employer is not that you didn’t have a job, but what you did with your time while you were out of work.

Did you just sit around and watch Judge Judy all day long? That’s a problem—Judy’s going to cost you your next job.

So what do you do? Volunteer, go out, get active. Involve yourself with a nonprofit, or help homeless cats, or do what Auntie Evan did and start an organization that helps inner-city youth with their college essays.

Do anything, just don’t sit around and do nothing.