Do gaps in your employment history need to be explained on the resume?
(i.e. do I need to have a continuous timeline with explanations next to each segement)
OR, do you simply need to have an explanation ready for the interview?
At 38, I was downsized from my executive level position at a very large Canadian telco in August 2004. I immediately took about a year off to reassess and unwind from the 80 hour weeks I'd been working for several years. I have subsequently been "working" as a consultant.
This leaves a two year space since my last "job" to today.
How is this best displayed on the resume? so that the empty time does not raise questions before you even get a chance to explain in the interview. (As Mike A. would say, if you even get one) :)