If you’ve taken a break from your career to raise a family, care for a loved one, or for any other reason – and you’re now thinking of returning to the workforce – know that you’re not alone. A recent survey shows that 59 percent of all Americans have experienced employment gaps at some point. This trend has been especially prevalent in the wake of pandemic-induced cutbacks.

How to Talk About Employment Gaps

The key to addressing career breaks on your resume and in interviews and other conversations is to be positive. That’s what a job search boils down to: focusing on your best skills, strengths and experiences to show you’re the right fit for a position.

Never feel pressured to go into personal details when explaining your time away from work. Instead, show that your career break is just part of your narrative – and that you’re ready to hit the ground running if hired.

Regardless of where the past few years have taken you, the right job is closer than you think. PrideStaff Fresno can help you find it – and land it. Our job network is constantly in motion with exciting opportunities in full-time, temporary, and temp-to-hire roles. We offer career coaching services throughout your job search and serve industries including accounting and finance, administration, customer service, IT and more. Contact us today and let’s talk about your future.

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