You can achieve what you believe

ask the expert banner

How do I explain to a potential employer (and on my resume) about a large gap in employment

by Patty
(Huntsville, AL, USA)

I have had a very hard time trying to find a job. I have actively looked for employment for over a year and a half. I have had very few actual interviews. How do I put that answer on my resume or cover letter? Also, how would I answer a potential employer? Thank you.

Answer: Unfortunately for job seekers, I don't think you situation is all that unusual. So I'd explain it honestly and openly. I don't think it will reflect badly on you. Truth is, there are not enough jobs for all the people that need them these days.

Click here to post comments

Return to Archived Employment Gaps Questions.

For "Ask the Expert" question categories, follow these links:

Resume Questions Other Questions:

Share YOUR job hunting horror stories with our readers!

Here are some more pages you might be interested in...

Search This Site:

Site Sponsors

See our Advertising Policy


Need help making a professional resume? Check out this fabulous online resume builder!

Click here to get professional resume help online

Job Seekers'
Power Pack!

job seekers power pack picture

Grab your copy of these 5 concise reports about every aspect of the job hunt. Don't miss this opportunity to change your life for the better!

Check it out NOW

Please, help this site continue running by donating $5.00

Keep Up to Date

Follow us on our Facebook Fan Page Follow our updates on Twitter
Subscribe to my careers blog Subscribe to our site changes in your feed reader

Learning Library

[?] Subscribe To This Site

follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines