You may have taken time off work when you children were young or spent a few months travelling. Whatever the reason for a gap in your CV, it can be uncomfortable to explain it in a job interview.

“Resume gaps are far more common than you might think. Yet, the truth is that the activities during these gaps belong to your personal life and are none of the interviewer's business. Your resume gaps are not weaknesses to be hidden, but badges of honour that exemplify your courage and resilience. Each gap represents a unique chapter in your journey of self-discovery and growth,” says executive coach Anja van Beek...

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