If someone is currently unemployed, but their LinkedIn profile and resume shows still working at the last company, does that cause any credibility to be lost?
I think we often feel (and unfortunately probably true to an extent) that a gap in employment could cause our chances of being hired to be reduced. As we initially want to be presented in the best light.
The thought came up as I was speaking to a candidate about their current position based on their resume and LI profile, which led to: “Chris, my employment there ended back in May”. They were still qualified and we proceeded.
What’s your take?
1. Show the real situation.
2. Show employed until it’s brought up in a conversation.
3. Chris, quit being a baby, if they’re qualified, leave it at that.