Although the question is general: How do you go back interviewing when you have a long period of unemployment in your CV, I do need to share some context with you.
I have an inherited condition that affects my health. It's not contagious, fatal or in need for hospitalization but it gets me tired and I'm no longer at 100% when that happens. An year and a half ago I had to quit my job and take care of myself because the effort and the stress were keeping me from properly addressing this health issue.
I'm also a young unmarried women without kids and this too would be a a problem for some employers because they will think I might get married and pregnant and they will need to replace me if that happens (yes it would be a form of discrimination but that is reallity).
Now, after so long, I need to go back to work. And here is my problem. With the context I shared, how do I justify or explain the long period of absence in my CV?
I'm fine now but stress and proper lack of rest triggers my condition so if I'm fully sincere at the interview some red bells will ring with HR and nobody will be interested in hiring me.
I kept myself in shape, technologically (I'm in the IT profession), but I'm not woried about that. I'm worried that I no longer look interesting to any employer given the situation.
So, how does one go back interviwing for jobs after a long period of absence?