Margaret H. on February 16, 2017
I have been looking for work for the past year+ and I think part of my failure to land a job is my age--I am 55, and the only indication of my age on my resume is the year I began my first listed job (I don't actually list my real first job, so my resume looks like I'm 50)! I am a corporate communications and marketing professional with a specialty in sustainability, although I have been applying to any job that's somewhat related to my skills. I have had a few interviews, and I get good initial feedback but then I don't get the job.
Now, I've just been diagnosed with breast cancer (early diagnosis, surgery tomorrow and then my docs will determine treatment). I am confident that I will eventually be fine, but this second blow has really taken my motivation away to look for a job. I have to work, I'm a single mom with a freshman in a private college--I've saved for his education but it won't get him through to senior year. So I can't afford to be in this slump. I look for a job at least six hours per weekday. I need a motivational boost! I'm afraid as I get more into debt its going to stress me out and impact my health. Thank you for any advice you can give me.