Whats the best way to explain an employment gap?It depends on the situation and what you did when you werent employed.
When listing dates on your resume you dont need to list the month/year if you were in the position for over a year or if your position spans multiple years.For example you could say 2000-2004(rather than june 2000-july2004)this gives you some room to cover the gaps.
Start your resume with a summary statement and career highlights section so you are highlighting your skills and accomplishments rather when you did what.
Did you volunteer or freelance when you werent employed.These experiences count as work and can be used on your resume.List them as you would other jobs.
Whats most important is to tell the truth.If you lie it will probably come back to haunt you.Employers verify work historyHonesty is the best policy good luck!!!