Be the Boss Over Cancer

Do you have any advice on HOW to respond to questions from potential employers about absences from the workplace for multiple years due to cancer treatment too debilitating to work?
 
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    Anonymous on Oct 3, 2008

    i am a licensed medical social worker was "asked to resign" after medical leave was over ( not FMLA, job was new) I am about to begin radiation, just finished chemo, and will have a sizeable gap in my resume ( appr.8 months i am thinking) i have 20 yrs experience, thinking of changing career perhaps a different aspect of social work

  • Lori S.

    Lori S. on Feb 9, 2009

    This seems unimportant, but it is to me, I am now interviewing and wearing a wig, as the hair that has grown back since chemo, well, does not look professional. when it grows a bit more and is dyed, i will shed the wig I now wear a baseball cap, but can't do that on a job Worrying about this "hair" situation. Wish i could just go as is, but it is SO short, i am self conscious

    need advice!ljsiegelmsw@aol.com

  • Jennifer H.

    Jennifer H. on Jun 23, 2009

    I just want to say to Lori...YOU ARE AWESOME! You are so brave to interview with very little hair/wig and that alone should make you feel like the strongest person in the world. Turn it around and realise the guts you have and how amazing you are and how lucky they will be to hire you...if you can interview for a job with wig/little hair, you can do anything. I don't know when you posted your comment but if it's already passed I hope you did well and are proud of yourself.

    xjennifer

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