Linked Questions

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What do I say in the interview about the time I spent at home brooding [duplicate]

I’m a 33 year old programmer who has had Dysthymia (Chronic depression) for quite some time. Due to that I have spent 4 years of my life brooding and staying at home. Now that I feel fit again I’m ...
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5answers
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Should I tell prospective employers about my past mental and physical health problems to explain why I have underachieved? [duplicate]

I'm a PhD student in my late 20s, looking to start a career outside academia. My academic performance has been good but not outstanding; I have almost no work experience apart from a small amount of ...
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2answers
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Interviewing for jobs after a long (no work) period of absence? [duplicate]

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 ...
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2answers
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Explaining a Medical Leave of Absence when looking for a new position [duplicate]

I am currently on a medical leave of absence for anxiety. My current employer has been supportive and knows (and even has encouraged me) I am interviewing for other positions. I have been with my ...
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2answers
432 views

How far to go when explaining medical condition that caused (big) gaps in a resume? [duplicate]

If a 1 or 2 year gap in the chronology of a resume is the result of dealing with a pretty significant medical condition, how do you handle that in the interview process? An excellent resume, but just ...
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1answer
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Long absence due to illness [duplicate]

I have been absent from the job force for 7 years due to an illness. I have spent years and no small effort to come back into the workforce. I can no longer go back to the career I was in and although ...
2
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2answers
407 views

I had to take an extended medical leave. How do I report this absence of time on my résumé? [duplicate]

I am a 2nd year college student. After my first year of college, I unfortunately had a musculoskeletal problem for nearly 6 years that impaired basic functioning. I had to take extended medical leave, ...
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2answers
222 views

How to explain job gaps and multiple temporary assignments [duplicate]

As a single parent, I spent the last 8 years working as a homemaker and caretaker for an elderly parent. During the first five years, I worked as an independent meeting planner and/or corporate ...
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2answers
329 views

In an interview should I mention that I left a job due to illness? [duplicate]

This was 1 year ago, and I've been working freelance since. I've got an interview coming up for a full time role and was wondering what to say if they brought up why I left the job. Lie or tell the ...
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11answers
11k views

My voice gave the wrong impression in interviews (due to disability); how should I handle future interviews?

I was recently rejected from a job after several phone interviews, which is nothing new considering I'm a recent graduate, but I had received nothing but enthusiasm and positive feedback during the ...
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6answers
5k views

Should an employee tell their supervisor about their depression?

If someone is experiencing feelings of severe depression (affecting their work ability and work output), should they disclose this to their supervisor? What are the pros of disclosure? What are the ...
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9answers
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Addressing burnout when applying for a new job

I recently quit my job to deal with burnout. I am in a field where people with my skill set are in great demand, so I am often contacted by recruiters or job offers, whom I fend of with a polite ...
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2answers
11k views

Explaining a 9-month gap due to burnout after graduating

I finished schooling in December 2014, after working summer internships every summer since freshman year of college and finishing my master's degree in 3 semesters while doing research and teaching ...
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2answers
5k views

Health Status on Job Application

Is it good to mention about past health issues (explicitly, depression) and struggle with it in applications, personnel statements while applying for jobs? How much negative effect does it have?
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4answers
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What positive reason can I give for the one year break in my academic life [closed]

I'm filling an online form for background verification from my new company after getting the offer letter. I have done my engineering for 5years (4years course + 1 year gap). I had a year gap between ...

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