Here are some points to ponder if you’re not sure if and when you should tell your potential employer about a health issue during a job interview.
1. Will your health impact your ability to perform the job?
If your diagnosis will prevent you from performing your nursing duties in a safe manner, or potentially put patients at risk, then you need to be up front.
2. Is your condition under control? If you have the type of chronic health condition that is manageable, and that you’ve been able to cope with for years, it’s probably fine to keep it to yourself.
If you do decide disclose health issues, follow these strategies:
1. Focus on the positive.
2. Keep it simple.
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