Employment gaps sometimes raise red flags for prospective employers. By leveraging their ingenuity, creative job seekers can use employment gaps to their advantage.
Despite historic low rates of unemployment, the job market can still pose major challenges to new college graduates and those who lost their jobs to the wave of downsizing following the Great Recession. For these job seekers, the widening employment gap on their resumes might seem fatal to their employment prospects.
With some ingenuity and elbow-grease, however, spending time outside of the traditional workforce can become a positive to potential employers.