As your time among the unemployed begins to lengthen from days into weeks and then months you will become aware that something is happening to your resume and online presence on sites like LinkedIn. You are developing an employment gap. People put different emphasis on the importance of having a gap but no one thinks it’s a good thing. Depending on the person interviewing you and the type of field you’re in, this gap could possibly become a real issue. This can happen in any field but fast-moving technical fields can be the worst. If your unemployment reaches the year mark it could become critical. But take heart. You don’t have to have an unemployment gap, start a consulting company.