Hello! Thanks for your time...In 2011 (at 29 yrs old) I was diagnosed with a rare type of spinal cancer. I've been through surgery/treatment/PT and am doing better though am unable to return to my previous higher-income, high-stress, degree-requiring sales career path. I am now on permanent SSI due to disability caused by surgery. My husband and I are in complete financial devastation due to medical bills and me not being able to contribute my share of the income these last few years. We've had to move, begged, borrowed, (not stole), ruined our credit, and drained every retirement, savings and life insurance account we own. Thus, while it presents a major career and lifestyle adjustment I am looking for something part-time but am concerned that I will seem "overqualified" to potential employers or as though I am using them for something temporary till I find something better-which isn't the case. I really just need a sit-down office or receptionist-type position but am concerned as to what to say when interviewers ask why I am supposedly "settling." Should I omit certain jobs on my resume and "dumb it down" for lack of a better word?
Also do you know of a job placement agency or website I might be able to contact that works with companies who are perhaps more understanding of people with cancer needing part-time work, possible time off for doctor's appt's and everything that goes with it?