I am a nearly 25 year old college educated individual who after finally completing treatment for Stage III Hodgkin's Lymphoma cannot get an interview to save my life. It doesn't seem to matter if it is in my field or not, I am striking out left and right. I've been told it does not seem to be my resume, I went to a temp agency and a workshop and both people there said it was fine.
When I do get brought in for an interview, I know they wonder what happened to me. I have a huge port scar on my chest due to some complications following its insertion, and what I affectionately call my Hazel Grace hair. Every interview I have had they allude to it. I tried covering it up, but my port tube goes into my neck and is very visible unless I were to wear a turtle neck, which is not really a desired attire in the heat of an LA summer.
I am amply qualified to work in my field and I don't struggle finding open positions. I just can't seem to get to that next step. I have done dozens practice interviews, workshops and the like but none of it seems to be helping. I realized that the entertainment industry is a cut throat one, but based on what other colleagues of mine who have the same lack of connections and same level of experience, I seem to be the only one with this issue.
What would anyone recommend I do?
Thanks for your time!