that’s too honest?

9. Unexplained gaps in work history. While job seekers should account for these gaps, they should be careful with their wording. “One of the weirdest things that I ever saw on a resume … was a candidate who explained a 10-year lapse in work experience as being in jail during those years for killing her husband,” recalls Linda Goodspeed, marketing recruiting manager at VistaPrint. In such a situation, she says, the best thing to write would be “left work for personal reasons,” and the candidate would be able to explain the criminal record later.

Yeah, there is such a thing as too honest. Also, how would she “explain” the criminal record later? Mumble murder under her breath? Read the rest here.

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