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I had a period that I was unemployed due to being a caregiver for my grandmother. I marked unemployed in the employer section like it stated but it wants me to fill out all fields. I'm unsure how to answer those questions like the address and other fields marked with astericks.

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I would recommend not marking it as "unemployed".

Being unemployed carries a big stigma when it comes to job applications. If you were working as a personal caregiver (especially for a family member) then it is far preferable to put that down instead of "unemployed".

  • I'm saying, rather than saying "unemployed" saying "caregiver" (and provide some details). – Kaz Jul 24 '17 at 11:42
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    Unless you're being paid to be a caregiver, it's not employment. And even if there's some kind of compensation, it's not your normal line of work. I think it would be harder to explain this as work. – Thomas Owens Jul 24 '17 at 12:15
  • I'm not sure there is much of a stigma on a gap anymore. I have had a couple of occasions where there was a gap of a month or two which was easily explained that the previous contract had ended/had funding cut and they let all/most of the staff go. It happened once with a one week notice. Usually people didn't even ask. I think if you are honest about it, they will understand. – bluegreen Jul 24 '17 at 12:25

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