The job market is competitive, and job seekers are always looking for ways to make their resumes stand out from the pile. One way to do that is to remove your resume from the physical pile and put it on the computer screen.
Whether you left the workforce for 18 years to raise a family or spent 18 months searching for a job, it is not uncommon for job seekers to have gaps on their resume. This can be a cause for worry, but if you're prepared it shouldn’t be! As you can provide a good explanation for any significant gap, many employers are willing to overlook these periods of time between jobs.
How to Make the Most of College Extracurricular Activities
Employers know that a fresh college graduate will not have pages filled with work experience, but they still want to know that you possess skills that will make you a desirable employee. If you don’t have any internships to put on your resume, extracurricular activities can convey some of the same skills.
No matter what field you enter and no matter where your career takes you, there is one thing you will need to be successful: soft skills. From working the checkout counter at your local grocery store to leading a company with tens of thousands of employees, soft skills will play an integral part in your job.
The fact that you were invited to interview means your background, skills, and work experience were impressive enough that the company feels you are qualified for the job. The interview is to help them decide if your are the best fit, and you should be wondering the same thing.
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