Suzanne S. on February 4, 2010
Resume Building and Writing
This was touched on briefly in another Post on here, but not directly.
I wondered if the experts on here felt that announcing that you are a cancer survivor in your cover letter is a positive or a negative when applying for a job at a cancer fundraising organization?
I made a career switch to healthcare fundraising about 2.5 years ago after fundraising for the arts with the long-term plan of working at a cancer organization. I recently saw a job opening listed on the website of one of the organizations that supports my type of cancer.
I am qualified for the job based on its requirements and my work experience. I am wondering if it gives me any advantage or disadvantage to say that I am a 5+ year survivor of the type of cancer for which they raise funds? Unfortunately I do not have any direct connections to that organization to whom I can pose this question!
Thank you for your help and advice.