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Two plus years ago I relocated from New Jersey to Alexandria, VA. After two months I was blessed to get hired as a Legal Secretary at a law firm in Washington, DC. After one year and four months in that position I was "terminated" from that position, even though the HR Director said I wasn't "fired" but it just wasn't working out. It was a mutual separation. The female partner I assisted was a very difficult person; I was her 6th assistant in three years. No one "in house" wanted to work with her; I lasted the longest. One month later I landed a TEMPORARY position at a law firm in Alexandria, VA, which was supposed to last for one month but it lasted five months.
On November 8, 2012, while working in the temp position I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was shocked, scared and confused. That temp assignment ended 11/30/12 and in December 2012 I started chemotherapy. I have been searching for a job even while undergoing chemotherapy and have been on interviews but it seems no one will hire me. I don't know what to do! I seem to interview well but they always hire the other person. I have no income, no savings, no money whatever. I am one and 1/2 months behind in rent and am so stressed and scared that I may get evicted. I need a job immediately. What can I do?