Hi all, I need some advice/criticism on my resume.
Here's a quick summary to fill in the gaps.
After finishing my undergrad, I was working in investment consulting/wealth management as an analyst for a few years until I was laid off in 2010. I was discouraged since I had sacrificed a lot for the firm, but realized it wasn't easy for them either. So I took it in stride and I spent several months trying to get back into the industry. Unfortunately I was unsuccessful.
I decided to move back home to help my family out since I had been gone for almost 10 years since finishing high school. My family said I should go travel since it would be one of those rare occasions in life where you actually had free time, something they never had. I had built up a savings over the years, so I took their advice and decided to travel and visit all my friends around the US and Asia. It's been an enriching experience being abroad, something I'm thankful for. I wouldn't take it back for anything.
With my positive mindset I am ready to get back into finance. I have sharpened my resume and am confident in what I've done. However one weakness I am wondering about is my employment gap in 2010 until now. My question is, if you were a hiring manager, would this gap deter you from seeking more information about me? All I would need is a cover letter or preferably an interview to explain, but I know I may not get that luxury.
Any constructive comments are welcome. Thank you.