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I have facial disfigurement as a result of my surgery. My facial nerve was completely damaged during the procedure to remove the tumor therefore I cannot move half of my face. It is assymetrical and similar to Bells Palsy (but this is permanent).
I am able to work and am interviewing however I do not know how to handle the obvious issue. I have 18 years of IT experience and am confident of my skills however during in-person interviews, prospective hiring managers seem uncomfortable once they see me or are simply tuned out or distracted by my face. I think the message they process is that "something is wrong with this person and/or they are sick". I do not want to disclose my health information and I know that they have no right in asking me. But it's like the elephant in the room. How do I handle this?