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Gaps in Work History

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Hello, I have a gap in my work history that I believe is explainable: I was pursuing coursework that at the time I chose to pursue full-time rather than part-time. I'm wondering how explainable work history gaps such as these are usually presented in a resume. For example, in my case, would it be appropriate or helpful for me to include details of what I studied, and to relate the descriptions of my studies to my career goals. I would much appreciate any guidance that you may offer, and I thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

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Jane Kinya
Title: Finance manager
Company: ABN
(Finance manager, ABN) |

yes ps, you need to explicitly explain this in your resume.

Sara Voight
Title: Controller
Company: Critical Signal Technologies, Inc
(Controller, Critical Signal Technologies, Inc) |

If it is a really large amount of time, consider adding it like another job. Your job title/company would be your degree and school including the dates. The desription or bullet points would be the return to full time education to start/complete and earn a degree. I look for a consistent employment record when I am reviewing resumes, or an explanation in a cover letter (i.e. bad economy in 2008-2011, student, home with young children). Having something a candidate was pursuing, even temporary work with placement firms while the economy was stuck shows me there is some drive and direction with the person I am considering interviewing.

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