Chapter 7

Gaps on CVs and reasons for leaving

Problem areas mainly occur when you start probing into gaps on CVs or reasons for leaving. You need to make sure you have all the details to decide whether these situations are a problem for you and your company.

Questions regarding ‘gaps’ and anomalies on CVs

You should highlight any gaps on the CV and look out for any unusual patterns, such as always having a gap between jobs even if they are short periods, dates that don’t tally or information that you know isn’t correct. These are likely to be simple mistakes or easily explained, but don’t ignore them; they could indicate negative issues and need further ...

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