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How to Explain a Long Gap in Employment History?

by Jodi
(Gatlinburg, TN)

My husband died in 2001. At that time I quit my job, stayed home with my children and collected widow's social security. One child is almost 20 and out on her own, and my youngest is almost 17. I am not needed at home full time anymore and am ready to hit the work force again. How do I explain this gap to future employers?

ANSWER: Jodi, similar questions have been asked and answered many times here. If you read through this page (including clicking on the comments links), I'm quite sure you'll find suggestions you can use!

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