Shawn Tolan, Managing Director of Sanford Rose Associates® – The Tolan Group, Featured in Fast Company, How to Explain an Employment Gap on Your Resume

By: Stephanie Vozza

Plano, TX | 3/14/2019

Whether you took time off to care for a child or aging parent, or you were laid off and are having a hard time finding another job, gaps in a resume happen. Sharing them with a potential employer, however, can feel awkward. How do you put a positive spin on a one-, four-, or even 12-month period of time when you weren’t working?

“Gaps in resumes are not as uncommon as one might think; there are a number of plausible reasons for a job loss that have nothing to do with performance,” says Shawn Tolan, managing director of The Tolan Group, an executive search firm.

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