Q. Do employers really care about gaps in my employment history? I took some time off to have a child, and I'm concerned that coming back to work will be difficult.

A. Some employers will care about gaps in your resume. Others will not. Either way, you will want to have your explanation ready and rehearsed since it's likely you will be asked about it once you get to the interview stage. You may even want to cover the explanation in your cover letter so that you can get the interview in the first place. Don't dwell, simply state the facts of your situation and then transition into what you can do to assist the company. Ultimately, what you can do for them is what is most important to them.