I am nearly 28 years old. I have been working since I was 14, and I enjoy working. I was laid off for the first time in my life in April of 2009. I didn't end up finding a new job until November of 2009. I have an interview in 2 weeks for a position that starts at 60k a year. Not going to get rich at that job, but it's a decent living in this day and age. In the time I was not employed from April to November I was helping my dad out 6-8 hours a day (he's a Realtor) as well as spending more time with my daughter and taking care of my sick grandmother. Is this going to look really ****ty when I go in to interview? My friend has been with the company for 5 years and he was my "in" with them, so I have a slight advantage over other candidates. I am worried that my employment gap will make me look like a slacker or something. In 2008 I ended up working 343 days, and I averaged 62.5 hours per week. I went stretches of 5 weeks without a single day off, so I am far from lazy or a bum. I am just wondering what I should say, or if telling them what I said above will suffice. I am not one to lie or make things up, but this job is a 6 figure a year job once a person has put in 5-10 years, so I'd like to get it. Thoughts?