Whether you’ve been out of work for a few days or more than a year, there are approaches that eliminate the unemployed appearance…In this employment climate, you’re not alone if you are unemployed, and nothing to be ashamed of. However, the appearance of being out of work serves as a weakness: “There must be something wrong with you. If your previous employer didn’t want you, we don’t either.” And, of course, this is a false and common assumption. In fact, some employers advertised for help and actually stated in the ad: Do not apply if your are unemployed. How absurd. The popular approach of stating in a resume why you are not working puts you on the defense and apologizes for your unemployment. “The company downsized or relocated”,”cared for ailing parents”, “company went out of business” or “recruited by another employer” will cast consternation. This, too, is a replacement weakness. Whether you’ve been out of work for a few days or more than a year, there are approaches that eliminate the unemployed appearance with no offsetting defect.
A job seeker who is working has a 32+% better chance of getting a job. This inequality can be fixed.