My husband was having weird health issues for almost 2 years while he was working at his last job. None of the doctors were able to figure out what was wrong. I work in HR and asked him to request a possible leave of absence so we could focus on getting him well & finding out what was wrong but 2 days after he asked his company about his possible STD & LTD benefits his job was dissolved out of the blue. This was in May of 2009, then in AUG of 2010 a swollen lymph node led to him being diagnosed with stage 4a head/neck cancer. He went through all of his chemo & radiation treatments & is doing great! He has had 2 clean scans, 6 month and 1 year in JAN 2012. We are so thankful & happy and he's finally getting his energy back & has been looking for a job for several months now.
He has excellent work history & I had his resume professionally done and it looks great but he isn't getting ANY calls/interviews and we think it's due to the almost 3 year gap in employment.Should we put something on his resume about the gap or leave it?
If he does get interviews what should he say/not say? We sure hope he has beat cancer and so far so good but we're afraid if he mentions cancer it will scare the potential employer off. I feel like there is no reason for him to mention it as long as everything is good & his doctors are not concerned.
My mother is disabled & lives with us and some friends have suggested we say he has been helping with her care until we got a FT nurse (this is not a lie he has). If we do that, how should we list this on his resume or should it just go on a cover letter?
His unemployment has run out & we are running out of options. He's on my health insurance and it's great so he doesn't even really need benefits...just a paycheck.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.