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Hi,

I have a chronic illness than can occasionally cause pain and lethargy. Should I be upfront about it with potential employers? I'm concerned that it will hurt my chances.

Thank you,

Jack

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CareerMedic
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Jack,

This is a difficult subject; however, it is not illegal to avoid disclosing an illness during a job search.

See the link below for more on the topic.

"The risk for not disclosing an illness that may affect job performance is that some employers or colleagues may resent the lack of openness later. It's ultimately an ethical decision that experts say must be made individually.

"If [the medical disability] is not obvious, unless it is required for the actual job, I don't think it's necessary to discuss it during an interview," says Roy Grizzard, assistant secretary for disability employment policy at the US Department of Labor." (Excerpt from When to Reveal a Disability during your Job Hunt)

http://career-advice.monster.com/job-search/getting-started/when-to-reveal-a-dis

Hope this helps!  Good luck.  Denise Anne Taylor

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Bespoke career services tailored to your needs. Business Etiquette, Job Interview Strategy, Your Job Search, and Career Transition Services have been provided to private clientele, major corporations, educational institutions, and associations throughout the United States.

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The Best of MichBusiness, Advisory Board Member 2014-2016 Metro Detroit Chapter of UN Women, Member 2013-2016 Women of Tomorrow, Mentor 2013-2016 Michigan Business and Professional Association, 101 Best and Brightest Companies, Advisory Board Member 2005-2014

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Bachelor of Science, Communications, Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI Certified-Business Etiquette and International Protocol, The Protocol School of Washington

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Startup Weekend Detroit-Winner, Crowd Favorite 2015

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