Cancer Survivor Ready To Return to the WorkplaceSave as Favorite
I am cancer survivor. During the first 6 years, I was very ill and fortunately my health took a turn for the better and I am considered cured. All of my health issues have been resolved, so I went back to college this year. I will graduate later this year and am doing very well so far. I was offered an internship position and possibly an entry-level position. My recruiter who was also my professor asked me about my limitations. I felt it was not necessary to tell her about my cancer diagnosis because it's part of my past and it's no longer a limitation to me. I am stronger and healthier and I've been working on and off at my home business but ready to move forward in the career of my choice. Am I wrong not telling the recruiter about my past health issues? Will a potential employer discover my health past once I am hired especially once I obtain health benefits? How can I explain the 6 year gap without lying?