Job loss is not a blot on your career. It is an unfortunate feature of the free market economy.
Gaps in your resume are also not a blot on your career. They reflect the realities of human life.
One of my best hires at HabitStrong was freelancing for many years instead of doing a job — and had big gaps in the resume.
I am not saying people don’t care about those things but if you are determined, your work will outshine all the so-called flaws in your resume.
A perfect resume is not a prerequisite for a good life.