You don’t think I believe that, do you?
I don’t. But while insightful companies, recruiters, and hiring managers drive a shift in thinking about resume gaps, they can still work against you.
I suggest you briefly explain the gap (6+ months) in your resume. Is your gap due to taking time off to:
Care for a child or parent?
Address medical issues?
Further your education?
Secure certifications or engage in professional development?
You can position this gap favorably in a single sentence. You don’t need to go into detail – frame it as a learning experience, describe it as completed or fulfilled, and explain how you are now ready to contribute to a full-time role.
Don’t leave questions in the reader’s mind. Fill the gaps.