This question is for software devs who have had multi-year employment gap & returned back to employment after the gap. I am wondering if you had to pad your resume with fake experience or what approach did you take to get employed again after a multi-year gap?
After more than 5 years working as a software developer, I left my job to work on my startup but the idea did not work, then I got into stock trading & for more than 3 years I coded & backtested several trading strategies but could not find any decent strategy that would produce good income with low investment.
Now I’m thinking of going back to a full-time job but I’m concerned that once I post my resume on job websites with the employment gap & if it does not get me interviews, I cannot change my resume few days/weeks later.
I would really appreciate some guidance from someone who has gone through the same experience.