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When you have been unlucky enough to be involved in an injury at work or at home, it can leave you unable to walk properly and work for weeks, even months of your life. By the time you are ready to come back to work your job will have been filled and you will have to start the job hunting process from day one.
If you are struggling with finding the right job for you after an injury the first person you can ask is your personal injury attorney. They will be able to offer you some advice and get you started on your road to recovery.
When you have been out of work for a long period of time due to injury and then you come to find a new job, it is always a case of wondering whether or not to mention your illness. It is incredibly important that you are completely honest with your potential employer because they may find out at a later date and wonder why you didn’t say anything.
A lot of the time if you had a in a CV and it shows you haven’t been in work for 5 months, they will assume you have been unemployed which can look bad on your part. By explaining that you had a medical issue to take care of, this makes things look better for you and will make them see you in a more positive light overall.
Don’t dwell on your injury during an interview. Simply explain that you were taken ill, it had been taken care of and you are back to full health. Make sure that during your interview you focus on the things you can do and the skills you have.
Make them remember you for the vibrant personality you give off and your many abilities rather than the fact you were ill once before. Sell yourself as much as you can and price to your potential employer why you should be the one who gets this role.
The first thing your interviewer will think when you say you have been ill is that you will be ill again. Make sure that you ask them if they have any concerns, and show that you understand they might be wondering about your health. The best thing you can do is simply say the truth and tell them that you are back to full health with no complications.
It doesn’t matter if you have been involved in an accident previously: you are still the same person who has a lot to offer their company. Make sure you simply act as yourself during the interview so that they can see who you truly are. It is the absolute best way for you to win their hearts and make them want to hire you for the role right away. The person you are is just as important as the job you want to do.