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5 Tricky Job Interview Questions & How to Answer Them

Get Answers to the Tough Questions During Job Interviews

2. What's with that employment gap?

"I see that you have several lengthy gaps in your employment history. Is that an ongoing pattern that I need to be concerned about?"

ANSWER: "I have taken some time away from the traditional workplace to care for young children and later my aging parents. But during those times I continued to be involved in the industry by being an active member of the leading professional organization as a committee member and officer. Those contacts helped me stay abreast of cutting-edge issues and continue to contribute papers at conferences. I no longer have those obligations and I remain committed to furthering the profession and the initiatives of my employer."