I quit my job more than 6 months ago. Since then, I've thru-hike accross the US along the Continental Divide Trail (148 days of walking, 2800mi/4500km), and now I'm engaged in thru-hiking the Pyrenees, then continuing toward Santiago de Compostella (1000mi/1600km).
Obviously, those are not your average vacation or travels. How can I address that in my resume to show clearly that:
- I wasn't iddle for more than 6 months
- I have gain some specific soft skills (communication, planification, resistance against physical and mental hardships, etc.)
- I am now ready to come back, and my professional skills are not lost
My resume is, for now, following this structure:
- Professionnal experience (with a more than 6 months gap)
- Others: basically just a very brief summary of those hikes and others I've done (thru-hiking the Alps and Iceland, biking through Europe and Japan).
My main concern is that the explanation for the gap is hidden at the bottom, and very short. My resume is not yet so full as I'm only 2 years out of college.
Si how should I show what I did and how it improved me? Should I let it like that and only address it in the cover letter (or in the interview, though it might be too late)?