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How should I talk about my chronic illness to a prospective employer?

Rosalind Joffe
Health Education
In talking to a prospective employer about your chronic illness, be as public as you need to be and as private as you want to be.

Keep it simple. Don't confuse people with jargon. Give them only as much information as they need to know.

Keep it clear. Know your facts, and deliver them to minimize confusion and maximize comfort.

Keep it unemotional. No one wants a sob story. A prospective employer wants assurance that this won't become his or her problem.

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