Create a useful narrative when explaining employment gaps on your resume. It can be personal or professional, but it should leave a positive impression, for example:

  • Continuing education. During this period, you were attending industry-specific technical courses.
  • Volunteering. You used this time to give back in an area that has always been important to you and your family.
  • Parenting. You dedicated yourself to uninterrupted time with a child or children during an important phase in their life.
  • Extending your knowledge through freelancing. You worked with different types of organizations as a contractor.

You can be brief and confident when discussing your periods of unemployment if you are prepared.