Resume Solutions For Gaps In Employment
We get tons of emails from listeners who need advice about applying for jobs; and, in particular, about creating resumes. Yet somehow we’ve never addressed one of the more vexing resume problems: what to do when you have a gap in your employment. Like, if you were downsized out of a job for a while, or you took time off to raise kids.
So to help us figure out how to communicate those gaps in your resume, we’re joined today by certified counselor and career coach Steven Starks. He’s here to go through some different scenarios to make sure your resume looks great, even if there are some bare spots.
Then Liz and Rico chat with listener Susannah, who’s trying to find ways around putting her current boss as a reference on applications for a new job. And we hear from listener Mary, who’s just starting her freelance career and is curious about pitching to companies while keeping ownership of her ideas.
Finally, we’ll talk with Belinda George, who’s found her calling as an elementary school principal, and even started an out-of-the-box afterschool program for her students.
As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.
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