Explaining A Gap In Your Job History

Fri, 09/20/2019

There’s a whole bunch of reasons why you may have a gap in your job history. Sure, it could be that you were laid off or let go from a job, but some other common reasons are relocation, going back to school, or taking time to care for an ailing loved one or raise a family. Whatever it may be, you can be sure that you’ll be asked about that time when you reenter the job search world.

It’s completely normal if the idea of being asked about your time between jobs is anxiety-provoking, but discussing how that experience helped you grow and sharing what you learned that you can bring to the company you’re applying for a job at can actually showcase you in a positive light.  

This Career Contessa article by Katherine Nobles explains how to answer questions about your employment gap with honesty and eloquence.

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The College of Westchester (CW) has been educating students in the tristate area for over 100 years. Located in White Plains, CW is an associate and bachelor degree-granting, private college offering programs in business marketing and management, accounting, medical assisting, medical office and coding, digital marketing and information technologyCertificate programs are offered for adult students who may want to brush up on skills or advance their knowledge in a short amount of time.  Flexibility is key at CW – coursework is offered during the day, online, and evenings.  

Our small class sizes mean high-touch, hands-on and experiential learning by dedicated instructors with advanced degrees.  CW staff believe student services are of paramount importance for the CW student experience.  CW offers a community of academic advisors, success coaches, tutors, career counselors and the concierge desk in the student services center; these services are available to students across all areas of the college including those participating in online instruction.  All CW curriculum is designed specifically to prepare students to meet the needs of regional employers.  At CW, Department Chairpersons work with the CW Advisory Council comprised of local business, technology, allied health, and education professionals who provide meaningful input that shapes CW’s career-focused programs of study.  Affordability is at the forefront of CW’s concern for students as well, which includes a wide variety of assistance programs to take advantage of including government grants, loans, CW Scholarships and grants, to name a few.  We pride ourselves on our powerful and affordable private education.  One hundred percent of freshmen receive some form of financial assistance.

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