There’s nothing you can do to change your employment history – so if you’ve experienced layoffs or career gaps, or jumped frequently from job to job, your best plan is to showcase your strengths and the unique value you bring to the table. You do this through your cover letter and resume, as well as your personal presentation in interviews.

Be prepared to play up your experience as it relates to the job being filled. Highlight the key responsibilities you’ve held and the professional skills you’ve acquired. Then present these in a clear, concise and honest manner.

Layoffs and Job Hops and Gaps – Oh My!

The best way to handle the bumps in your employment road depends on your specific job titles and companies. For instance, you may be able to lump two or more similar positions under one heading. Simply list this on your resume as “Sales Representative, ABC Company and XYZ Company, 2/07 – 4/09.”

The professional recruiters at PrideStaff Fresno can help you to optimize your potential career opportunities and find a job where you put your skills to their best use. We’ll partner with you and link you to our broad client network in the San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Contact us today to learn more.

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