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How would you fill this gap on my resume?

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Entry-Level Software Engineer at Some University6 months ago

How would you fill this gap of 3 years on my resume? (I had personal problems during Jan 2020 to Jan 2023)

Before this gap I had my own Startup where I made Innovative Web Games and now I am working at a University as Full Stack Dev since 8 Months.



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    Tech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero
    6 months ago

    I don't condone lying, so just... don't? What's done is done: If an employer is stupid enough to hold that 3 year personal wellness gap against you, then move on to the next one. Since you're currently working and almost have 1 year of experience in your current role, I imagine it won't come up too much (and you obviously shouldn't bring it up proactively on your own).

    If you really want to cover the gap, you can expand your self-employed startup time to cover this time range.

    Here's some other good resources about employment gap:

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    Tech Lead/Manager at Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    a month ago

    No need to fill the gap, but if you had side projects or courses you took, you can mention those and be vague about the exact timeline.