Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Where did life take you during your year off? What did you learn? Who did you meet? What did it teach you about your future? How did the time off impact your perspective? You get to shape the narrative about that time off, so be prepared. You can talk about it in your cover letter, you can discuss it, as appropriate, in your initial screening conversations and you will certainly be asked about it in an interview.
There are so many facets of you as a candidate. Shine a light on the things that make you unique and the best possible candidate for the position. You can do this! Best of luck in your job search!