Michelle S. on February 9, 2022
How do you explain being out on disability, while at the same time being able to show the unwanted journey of cancer to the person you are interviewing with? I have also been doing contracting work, so I have been doing something. There are times I feel that I may only want to work part time, but how do I approach that topic?
There is a gap on my resume for the year now, The first time I stated that I was BC survivor, my zoom interview stopped within 15 minutes and I was completely shocked, so I swore I would never say anything again. I was more than qualified for that role and even stated to the individual to ask me any questions they may have. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. Now I only say something if i am really far down the road and then meeting with the C-Suite of executives, but even then I feel like I am apologizing for my absence, etc. I am starting to really feel as if I am not meant to go back into the workforce and I do have that option, but don't feel like I am ready for that yet.