How to fill the gaps in your resume
Refine your explanationYou probably have a perfectly acceptable reason for the break in your work experience. Maybe you took some time off when you started your family, cared for a sick relative, or went back to school to get your MBA. Whatever your reason, get comfortable telling your story.
In addition to including a note in any cover letters, develop a 30-second elevator speech so you can quickly and confidently address your resume gap in an interview.