Resume holds a lot of importance in the corporate world. It is like your profile to the corporate world. Just a sheet of paper is enough to tell to hiring manager whether you should be given a chance to prove your abilities or not. There is no doubt about the fact that a resume should be prepared in a fantastic manner. However, certain portions of your resume are powerful enough to let the recruiter create an impression (positive or negative about you). ‘Gap’ in one of such things.
The world ‘Gap’ seems pretty daunting, when it comes to looking for a new job. There can be many reasons of certain gap months or years in a candidate’s resume. There can be various legitimate reasons justifying the gap years, starting from choosing to opt for gaining some certifications or qualification to trouble in finding a new job after getting laid-off in the previous organization. However, it is very important to convey the reasons properly. Here are some tips to conveniently convey the message to the recruiter:
- Be prepared to answer
Well, gap is something that certainly attracts the attention of all the recruiters. And, almost all the recruiters will ask you to reason out your gap period. So, be prepared for cross questions also! Our experts at Career Marshal always motivate the candidates to be confidently prepared to answer all such type of questions.
- Honesty is the Best policy!
Being honest always works! We might be scared to share our gap reason with the recruiter thinking that the recruiter might reject, thinking that you are not regular or something, but that is just our perceptions. The recruiter processes have evolved over the years. Therefore, it is important to be honest about your gap, and let the recruiter take a fair decision!
- Confidence Matters!
Honestly describing the reasons pertaining to your gap only holds importance if the message is conveyed in a confident manner. The recruiter should be convinced by your justification, and you have to tell them in a way that they accept the fact that the gap was absolutely genuine.
There is nothing to be afraid of as long as you are speaking the truth. And, you have to follow this mantra for an interview as well. Just be yourself, and the recruiter will surely get something more positive about you that will absolutely overlook the gap period!