Sometimes it takes a little longer to find that job you have been looking for. When this happens, you might end up with a between-jobs gap that is longer than you’d like. But, gaps on your resume are not necessarily a bad thing. Just be sure you spend that time wisely.

Continuing education and training, tutoring others in a skill you possess, and working at temporary jobs are all worthwhile activities you can engage in during employment gaps. Other useful activities you can participate in between jobs are fundraisers, volunteer activities, or recreational activities such as coaching a sports team or running a marathon.

Be sure to note on your resume the additional activities you performed between jobs. Hiring managers will take notice when they see that you spent your time between jobs on productive tasks.

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Written by: Melissa Bushman

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