A job seeker can explain gaps either in the main body of a resume or in a cover letter. If a cover letter is used, a job seeker should take care to communicate a positive and confident attitude. By explaining the reason for the gap up front, an employer will not be left wondering and… Click to read the full article
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Some gaps are trickier to explain. These include periods of unemployment, which may or may not be related to disability or illness. If the mentioning of gaps can’t be avoided, an explanation is preferable to simply ignoring it – leaving employers to draw their own conclusions. Even if time away from work was related to… Click to read the full article
Keep in mind that not all gaps need to be mentioned. These include gaps that lasted for a couple of months or occurred long ago. In such cases, it is often easiest to give only the years, rather than the months of a job seekers career history. If the gap in employment was used constructively,… Click to read the full article
When it comes down to business, employers want to hire reliable people committed to their jobs. For this reason, most employers check for a progressive path through education and work and are sensitive to gaps in the resume of a potential employee. If such gaps remain unexplained, employers will often assume the worst. However, by… Click to read the full article
Tip #7 – Be Sensitive to Hidden Disabilities If a person makes a request that seems out of the ordinary, it may be related to a hidden disability. Hidden disabilities including a variety of conditions such as a learning or psychiatric disability. Be sensitive to needs that may not be apparent.
Tip #6 – Ensure Accessibility Ensuring your facilities are safe and accessible to a wide variety of persons is one of the best ways to communicate an open and accepting attitude towards persons with disabilities.