Companies won’t even look at resumes of the long-term unemployed

Companies won’t even look at resumes of the long-term unemployed

“Here’s one big reason why America’s unemployment crisis may be here to stay. Thanks to the lasting effects of the recession, there are currently 4.7 million workers who have been out of work for at least 27 weeks. And new research suggests that employers will almost never consider hiring them.” 

Click the title to read the full story but my takeaway here is that, like in London, you need to MIND THE GAPS!  Fill the holes in your resume through volunteer opportunities, temp or part-time work. It may not be preferable, but it keeps your skills sharp, your network growing, and your ambitions evident as you continue the pursuit of happiness. 

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