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Interview - explaining time off

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Re: Interview - explaining time off

Hi,

I have been fortunate to have 2 informal interviews recently and I came right out and stated my needs / requirements due to my health. I was lucky in so much that i wasnt actively looking, but felt i could increase working hours. I have just accepted one of the jobs, and start in Jan. I feel they will care and am pleased this is known.

I do appreciate this is not the normal situation, and for me i felt i had.nothing to lose.

Good luck with your hunt x x
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Hi there, I would be interested to hear people's thoughts too as I have an interview for a new job next week and not sure at what point its best to raise my health or sickness record.  I was initially diagnosed in August 2013 and then had a recurrence in January 2015 so over the last 2 years have had quite a bit of time off with surgery and chemo, though I did work shorter hours through chemo.  I had no other time off sick but they won't know this if they just get a reference saying I had x days off.  Not sure how to deal with it.

 

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Emma

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Re: Interview - explaining time off

Hi Riversidedawn

 

We have some helpful information regarding Breast cancer and employment. Also, please do give our Support line a call.

 

Best wishes
Anna
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Interview - explaining time off

I was made redundant during chemo back in March. Now just beginning to dangle a toe in the water of job hunting. I know redundancy is a legitimate reason for being off and an employer can't ask health questions before a job is offered, but any tips on discussing this?