Four Ways to Talk About Gaps in Your LinkedIn Profile, with Katie Fogarty
Career gaps are an inevitable fact of life. Whether it’s a voluntary gap to take care of children, or an involuntary gap because you were fired or laid off, you must be ready to explain those gaps to a hiring manager who will see them on your LinkedIn profile. It’s important, says Find Your Dream Job guest Katie Fogarty, to clarify what you were doing with your time and that the gap is now over. Use your LinkedIn profile to highlight your skills and focus on the value you offer, and don’t apologize for your gaps. About Our Guest: Katie Fogarty (https://www.linkedin.com/in/katiefogartymedia) is a 20-year veteran of media, branding, and PR. She launched The Reboot Group to deliver custom coaching engagements, workshops, and trainings that unlock clients' abilities to advocate for their work and value on LinkedIn and beyond. Resources in This Episode: If you’re ready to craft a LinkedIn headline that gets noticed, Katie can help. Visit her website at therebootgroup.com. (https://www.therebootgroup.com/) Be sure to catch Katie in her new book, Comeback Careers: Rethink, Refresh, Reinvent Your Career - At 40, 50, and Beyond. (https://www.amazon.com/Comeback-Careers-Stronger-Wiser-Better/dp/1602865906/). Nail every behavioral interview question in your next interview by learning how to prepare for them. Download 100 Behavioral Interview Questions You Need to Know. (http://www.macslist.org/questions).