LinkedIn users now have a new option to explain gaps in their resume. In the employment section, there’s a new option to add a “career break,” and one can choose from a dropdown menu of reasons to explain. There are many options, including full-time parenting; bereavement; caregiving; personal goal pursuit; and layoff/position eliminated. This is an important change as on a practical level, screener bots often scan and disqualify resumes, or LinkedIn profiles, that show a gap in employment without explanation. But the change could also reflect changing attitudes about extended breaks from work. A recent survey showed half of hiring managers said that career breaks are becoming more common, and 46 percent said they see job seekers who have taken career breaks as an untapped talent pool.