|Resume Problem 1: Employment gaps,
including lengthy stretches of unemployment: Solution: Only put on
your resume the years you worked at each job, not the month and the
year. Example: 2004 to 2009, not June 2004 to January 2009. If you
were laid off in January 2009, and put this date on your resume,
prospective employers will do the math and figure out youve been out
of work for 17 months; however, if you just write the years, for all
they know you could have been laid off in December 2009...5 months
ago. Tons of people have been out of work that long. And, if your
resume is well written with a good
Look and feel, companies will give you the benefit of the
doubt and likely invite you in for an interview.
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