We asked a panel of experts from SHRM-Atlanta (Society for Human Resource Management, Atlanta chapter) the following question:
“Q. How should a job applicant explain short-term job stints without appearing to be an unstable job seeker or job hopper?”
Here are the answers from the human resource experts. The overwhelming advice was to be honest, so don’t try to hide those gaps of unemployment just to make yourself a more attractive candidate on the surface.
Have you faced questions in job interviews about gaps in employment? How did you respond, and did you end up getting the job?