If you've been in employment for several years you will only be expected to include the highlights of your experience so small gaps may not really be an issue. Also a few months' hiatus between periods of employment can often be concealed through clever formatting - omitting the months and just showing the year. But if it's much longer than a few months you'll probably need to elucidate.
It's no secret that working life can be stressful. Whether it's running to catch the train in time in the morning, dealing with a crisis at work or having to juggle personal commitments on top of it all; the 40-hour work week can leave you feeling quite drained by the time the weekend is in sight.
Mental health awareness in the Music Industry is a hotly debated subject at the moment. High profile suicides and celebrities coming forward to openly discuss their mental health concerns, has led to a huge awareness of the depth of the problem.
So if you are a fun, friendly, caring person, show it; if you love helping others to learn, talk about that; if you are prepared to have a go at anything or are versatile and adaptable, give examples in answer to the 'Tell me about yourself' style questions; if you tend to think differently to others or are good at inspiring creative thinking in other people, describe those situations.
Scholarly activity is a key part of high quality higher education delivery. It can take many forms, for example research, conference/event attendance and /or delivery of presentations/workshops, consultancy to industry, curriculum development that involves literature searching or work with a Higher Education Institution, and industrial secondments.