As I've mentioned in my previous posts, having a gap in your client's employment history will not come across as negative if he deliberately took time off to polish his skills or increase his credentials.
If your client had enough time to learn and became more proficient, he'll be more confident in his ability to assume responsibilities at work. The result can only be a feeling of empowerment, and of course, a better paycheck.
So, why is it best to create a functional resume?
Here are several excellent reasons:
- When you adopt this format, you take the focus away from your client's tenure at previous jobs and direct it to his newly acquired skills.
- The decision to acquire new skills is a good sign that your client wants to prepare himself for the long haul. It has been said that nowadays, the majority of employees must treat their career as "temp jobs," which means that no one is indispensable in the workplace. Professionals must be willing to learn continuously and be highly adaptable in any situation if they want to stay on top of their game.
Stay tuned for more as I continue with this series on crafting resumes.