YOU’VE BEEN UNEMPLOYED FOR A WHILE
Why it’s a problem:
Even in this economy, some hiring managers look at long-term unemployed candidates and wonder if there’s a reason that other employers haven’t hired them. Fortunately, many employers do understand that it can take time for even good candidates to find work in this market.
How to combat it:
Make sure that you can show that you’ve been spending your time volunteering, building your skills or something other than watching TV and applying to jobs. Employers want to see that you’ve done something to keep up with your field during your time away.