How to Talk About Your COVID Career Gaps, with Esther Leonard
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Gaps on a resume are no longer the red flag they used to be; the COVID pandemic has made gaps more common. But how do you talk about your gaps? Find Your Dream Job guest Esther Leonard says you have to be honest. Share (as much as you feel comfortable) about why you have the gap, but also any skills you built during your absence from the workforce. Esther advises continuing to network and build your confidence that you are the right person for the role you want. 

About Our Guest:

Esther Leonard ( is a career coach and talent recruitment professional. Esther also hosts Beyond Her Grind ( It’s a weekly podcast that gets into the root of what motivates women of color to want more in their careers.

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