How can a career break be addressed on a resume?
A career break can be addressed on a resume by listing the dates of the break and providing a brief explanation of the reason for the break, such as "Career Break: 2013-2015, Family Leave" or "Career Break: 2018-2020, Travel and Personal Development." If the break was used for education or training, that information can also be included. It is also important to highlight any volunteer work or other activities that were done during the break that are relevant to the job you are applying for. Additionally, focus on the skills you've gained during your break, such as problem-solving, project management, and teamwork, to show that you have not been idle and your break has been productive.
Example of how a career break can be included in an "Experience" section on a resume
- Led development and launch of a new product line that resulted in a 20% increase in revenue.
- Conducted market research and identified new business opportunities.
- Took time off for family leave.
- Completed a course in project management.
- Volunteered at local non-profit organization.
- Developed and executed successful campaigns that generated a 15% increase in brand awareness.
- Managed a team of marketing professionals.