Returning to work after cancer time for a career changeSave as Favorite
Hello - I hope you can provide some advice or inspiration to help me get back on a productive job search. I have over 20 years experience in sales of technology - computer products - it services to large corporations. As a result of a corporate restructure I was laid off in March 2009, April 2010 was diagnosed with breast cancer and completed treatment November 2010, I remain visually able but suffer lymphedema in left arm. Unfortunately I have been unable to secure a sales position in my field ( IT Business Services ) I believe is this is possibly due to to be my age 50, and/or that I was interviewing during my treatment. Interviewing during treatment "got me thru cancer" but in hindsight hurt my employment prospects. I have a BS in marketing and am considering a new career in the medical field. With limited sciences education but a wealth of marketing and awesome people skills in client relationships can you suggest any new areas to explore. I have been lucky to have received medical treatment and am living off my retirement funds there has to be something I can suceed at and become a productive person in society again.