11/18/2014 11:05 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Explain Gaps In Unemployment, From Amanda Augustine (VIDEO)

Have you taken a leave of absence from working due to an illness? When explaining that gap on a resume, job search expert Amanda Augustine says there's a debate over whether or not to add line in your resume detailing the reason. However, when a resume doesn't follow the pattern recruiters are looking for, they view it as a red flag -- not to mention, they only look at your cover letter 50% of the time. Because of this, you might want to add a line into your resume about your reason for taking a leave from work, and use your network to overcome that challenge, and get your resume into the right hands.

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