Are Resume gaps bad??
Yes. In today’s economy, you need to carefully present yourself to keep seen away from instability. Start by circumventing yourself and determining how bad the situation is.If you have gone two to three months without unemployment it’s not a big deal.
But if you are dealing with recent periods of unemployment then the situation needs to be strategized.
You can fill those gaps with you might have an experience relevant to this job irrespective of whether you were being paid. Volunteer activities, freelancer work, social project and continuing education can be used in the experience sections.
Employers are receiving more resume than it’s required they just want a reason to weed out people they don’t want to interview.
The problem with unemployment gap is this: when employers see large gap between jobs the question trigger what happened: Did you leave the previous job with nothing lined up, and if so, why? Are you trying out to hide something that would be concerning? Were you working somewhere that one day you’ve deliberately left off your job?
Were you fired from the employer you didn’t mention? So, basically it indicated a redflag.