Explaining Absences from the Workforce

by | Nov 20, 2010 | resume development | 1 comment

It happens to a great many people. Personal circumstances are the catalyst for removing themselves from the workforce for an extended time. It could be four or five years caring for children, it could be a year or more caring for sick or elderly parents, six months as the executor of a Will, or just a returning to full time education. Whatever it is, it doesn’t enter your mind how difficult it is to represent that time on your resume until you have to do it. If you don’t explain your absence from the workforce, you let people assume what you’ve been doing—and letting people assume is never a good thing! Today’s webinar addresses that issue: how to show what you have done during your absence from the paid workforce and relate it as transferable professional skills and experience.

[youtube width=”575″ height=”346″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUJLzyXFjzY[/youtube]

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  1. Gayle Howard

    Updated my blog! Explaining Absences from the Workforce: It happens to a great many people. Personal circumstanc… http://bit.ly/atB6yN

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