Work gaps? Employers say they understand

March 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

CHICAGO, March 21 (UPI) -- A majority of U.S. employers in a national poll indicated they understand the recent recession disrupted normal career paths.

It is fairly standard for job seekers to worry a gap in their employment record makes them appear unemployable or lazy -- or both. In addition, many worry taking a job with lesser pay than a previous job is a traditional red flag -- a sign that something has gone wrong.

In a recent nationwide CareerBuilder survey conducted by Harris Interactive, however, a large majority of employers polled -- 85 percent -- indicated they are more empathic to a job candidate's work gaps.

An even larger share -- 94 percent -- indicated they would not think poorly of a job candidate who took a lower-level position to get through the recession.

The Nov. 9 to Dec. 5 survey included 3,023 responses with an error margin of 2 percentage points.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Ted Cruz campaign pulls ad featuring softcore porn actress
Report: Clinton Foundation subpoenaed by State Dept. watchdog over charity projects
Ruby Rose, Gigi Hadid react to Kanye West's lyric about Taylor Swift
Kristen Wiig impersonates Peyton Manning on 'The Tonight Show'
NYC police officer found guilty of manslaughter in Brooklyn stairway shooting