Elizabeth D. on February 22, 2019
I have been out of work for over two years and have been looking for eight months. No luck. I have put on my resume that my end date was 1/2017 due to that was when they removed me from my job due to FMLA. I actually stopped working 9/2016. Now when applying I use the date 1/2017 but also state I have been out due to a family medical issue. I have not been approached on what by anyone yet. But I have recently been told by a recruiting agency that I should state that I was out due to a medical issue for me and not give the exact reason. He stated too many use that family medical excuse when there are other reasons. I really need to get back to work due to monetary issues and it being over two years. I am hoping for advice on how to overcome the time away and what to say when talking to companies. Thank you.