Q: I’m applying for a new position and worried about a gap between jobs in my legal resume. I’m afraid potential employers won’t give me a second look because I’ve not held a legal position in many months. What can I do to improve my chances of landing a job?
A: While your skills and experience aren’t rendered null and void simply because you had a period of voluntary or involuntary unemployment, gaps in work history can negatively affect your chances of getting hired. But don’t worry too much: You can successfully handle a break in your legal resume. Here’s how: