Aug 21, 2018 - 11:11 AM
Start putting together a list of ways you can explain this gap when someone asks you about it. If you learned new skills after graduation, talk about the classes or workshops you attended and how they enhance your skill set. If you volunteered for different organizations, share your experience and the skills you learned. Make sure you put workshops and volunteer work on your resume. Feeding the homeless and picking up litter may not seem relevant to the software industry but these experiences demonstrate that you like to get involved and learn new things.
You should also consider why you’re the best person for the job. Do research before the interview so you can explain how your experiences and skills are exactly what the company needs. Give hiring managers a concrete example of the ways your skills, both technical and soft, have helped you succeed. Look over other tips to demonstrate why you should get the job to make sure you’re as prepared as possible.