Jennifer R. on September 1, 2022
I was recently laid off from my job as part of a large company-wide restructuring. I originally worked full time in my former position, but was able to come back part-time, and stayed part-time due to ongoing fatigue and chemo brain issues. Over time my role changed quite a bit mostly due to the pandemic and growth of the company, but I was still doing some of my original job until I was laid off.
I do not have the physical or mental capacity to go back to work full time. Unfortunately, I am finding that all the companies hiring in my field are only interested in hiring full time. I am wondering what is the best approach for dealing with this issue. Should I apply anyway, then let the company know I am only interested in part-time if I am contacted? If so, at what point should I disclose that information?
I have had recruiters contact me since my original diagnosis and treatment, and have in some cases replied I would only be interested in part-time work, and that is usually the end of the conversation.