5 Tips for Finding Work As a Cancer Survivor

Now that cancer treatment is behind you, you might be ready to start thinking about what’s right for your career and for your family. Perhaps you have an interest in returning to your old job if it’s available. Or, maybe you’d like to find something new to do altogether. 

Regardless of whether you’re a cancer survivor, finding the right job can be challenging. With that said, having a history as a cancer patient can make it even more so. The good news is that you’re not required to disclose any of your medical history to a current or potential employer. Furthermore, it’s illegal for employers to ask about your medical history or require that you take a medical exam as part of the application process. While this does relieve some stress, it doesn’t mean you won’t experience any at all. 

Whether you desperately need to find a job to fulfill financial and/or socialization needs, or you simply want to fill your days with work that you find fun and/or meaningful, the following tips should help you in your search for employment. 

  1. Determine How Much You Can Handle
  2. Make Sure Your Skills and Tech Knowledge are Current Before You Begin Applying
  3. Plan Ahead for a Successful Interview
  4. Understand Your Rights as A Cancer Survivor
  5. Update Your Resume Strategically

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