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Gen Z is rewriting the rulebook on 'résumé gaps'

Gen Z is challenging the traditional stigma surrounding résumé gaps, advocating for a more inclusive approach to career breaks. Despite common and varied reasons for these gaps, employers often penalize candidates with them, leading to biases in hiring practices and potential long-term wage disparities. Gen Z's perspective on work prioritizes personal growth and experiences over traditional career paths, and they expect employers to adapt to this mindset. As Gen Z continues to enter the workforce, employers will need to reconsider their attitudes towards résumé gaps to tap into this talent pool effectively. Click here for article.

  • Shift in Attitudes: Gen Z views career breaks as opportunities for personal development rather than liabilities, challenging the traditional stigma surrounding résumé gaps.

  • Reasons for Gaps: Career breaks are common and varied, including childcare responsibilities, health needs, and exploration of career options.

  • Employer Bias: Despite their prevalence, résumé gaps often lead to biases in hiring practices and long-term wage disparities, as employers may view them negatively.

  • Changing Perspectives: Gen Z prioritizes personal growth and experiences over traditional career paths, expecting employers to adapt to this mindset as they enter the workforce in larger numbers.

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