Bridging the Gap - how should I deal with a career break on my CV?

bridging the gap

It is a question that is being asked often at the moment, and not just by maternity-leavers. Let’s face it, in this economic climate there are many people who are sadly having to find solutions to the problem of employment gaps.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ answer to this question because, as with most career-related concerns, solutions will vary depending upon your particular circumstances. The main variations in answers will stem from such factors as the length of time you have been out of the workforce, the specific reasons for this, and what you have been doing in that time. However, the following do’s and don’t should help you to find the best way forward for you:

DO’S

DON’T’S

But stay positive. A career break won’t necessarily be viewed negatively. Time for reflection often means that job market returners have made a more considered approach to their job search and bring with it a refreshing enthusiasm and a stubborn determination to prove a point. Use these qualities to your advantage.