Leadership Tip

How to fill the void in your resume

Many of us have experienced that awkward pause in an interview when the interviewer asked, "So, tell us about the two-year gap between job X and job Y?" Well, what if we said you didn't have to cringe at that question anymore? Hiring managers have a new awareness of the ebbs and flows of personal and professional lives, and have chipped away at the stigma around career pauses. Here are a few tips the to get your big break after what may have been a big pause:

  1. Make use of the gap; take the time to pick up a new skill.
  2. Have a concise narrative of what you did during the gap and don't feel the need to apologise for it.
  3. Don’t wait too long; two years is considered the tipping point.

The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our acclaimed 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please join us on our next complimentary webinar or contact us.


For more tips...
on leadership and management good practice, subscribe to a Minute with Montgomery on 10TV.


Subscribe

Free weekly email on things you didn't know last week with links to articles on leadership excellence. To view previous editions click here.


Learn how to lead effectively

Gleaned from wisdom acquired by working with hundreds of highly successful leaders from the world of business, media and sport, our workshops are fortified with practical tips to help you better lead yourself, your team and your business.

Read More

Leadership Articles

10 steps to happiness in the workplace

To achieve greater happiness at work, you don't need your boss to stop calling you at night. You don't need to make more money. You don't need to follow your dream of being a sommelier, or running a B&B in the Cotswolds. The biggest obstacle to... read more

10 ways to boost your resilience

Resilience is about being able to cope with tough situations and bounce back from difficult experiences. It can help us better deal with traumatic events or times of considerable stress. It doesn’t mean we’ll never face problems again or that we’ll be... read more

10 remarkable habits to instantly spark a relationship with anyone

The secret of success in business and in life is to build strong relationships with others. The faster you build them, the more success you will find. Success in business - and in life - is all about building relationships and trust. When you're in... read more

Leadership Tips

How to get your goals back on track

Whether you're on team New Year's resolutions or not, setting goals is a part of life. Some will stick to achieving them easier than others. And what we do when we trip up can set us up for future success. Instead of giving up, or succumbing to what's... read more

How to set yourself up for your best year yet

The new year offers an opportunity for fresh starts and new adventures - like making a long-anticipated career move. But before embarking on the journey ahead, you should reflect on the past year, which can help leaders and managers get a clear vision of... read more

How to be your own life coach

If you've ever considered enlisting the help of a life coach, this may be the time. Now, go stand in front of the mirror. Voila, it is you! With the festive holiday approaching - which can be difficult for many - and the spread of the new COVID-19... read more