Are there gaps in your employment history? Learn how it could impact your Security Clearance.


During job interviews, employers often ask candidates about any gaps in their resume. This question is commonly asked across all industries, despite its decreasing significance in the hiring process.

During a background investigation, you may be asked about gaps in your employment history and how you manage your finances. It is important to be truthful and transparent in your responses. You can provide evidence of financial assistance from family members, state agencies, credit card statements, or loan documents if needed.

Dishonesty in these matters could lead to personal conduct adjudicative guideline denials, so it's best to be upfront. Keep in mind that background investigators are experienced in identifying inconsistencies and red flags, so it's not worth it to try to hide anything. Just be honest and provide any necessary documentation.

If you require assistance with your security clearance, get in touch with the Law Office of Asya Hogue, Esq. You can reach us via phone at (904) 884-5891 or email at