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How do candidates handle employment gaps on their CVs?

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How do candidates handle employment gaps on their CVs?

During an interview, it is likely that a recruiter or hiring manager will quiz a candidate on their career history. This will help determine whether the candidate’s skillsets and experience are relevant and suitable for their new role.

To help guide the interview, recruiters often refer to the candidate’s CV as a talking point, and this keeps the conversation on the straight and narrow. But what happens when a candidate has taken an extended career break and doesn’t have much on their CV to talk through in an interview? With statistics demonstrating just how many people take an extended career break, having to justify what they have done during their career break may be a challenge for some candidates.

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