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High Impact CVs: 52 brilliant ideas for making your résumé sensational by John Middleton

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20How to deal with the skeletons in your CV

Want to know how to mind the gaps in your CV or a track record that’d qualify you for membership of Job-hoppers Anonymous?

In an ideal world, we’d all have unimpeachable working histories and picture-perfect CVs. In reality, we may have a skeleton (or at least a metatarsal) or two in the career closet.

Here are two slightly tricky career scenarios that you may have to deal with:

GAPS

The year you took off to write your as yet unpublished novel, the six months you spent bumming around the world or that decade when you just didn’t feel like working – many of us have acquired gaps in our career history. Although there’s a tendency to assume that employers will see these gaps as negative, that’s not ...

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