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It's an age-old conundrum: Whether you were unemployed for a while or took a leave of absence, how do you deal with date lapses on your resume?
Traditionally, there are two schools of thought when addressing a period of unemployment on your resume: Ignore the gap and deal with it later when you actually speak to a hiring manager, or be open about it early on so you don't have to choose your words carefully during the interview -- assuming you get that far.
We asked several human resources and career experts to settle the issue for us (and you) once and for all....
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