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Old 12-14-2014, 07:54 PM
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Hi all,

I am writing on behalf of a close friend with some hesitation on my part given the personal nature of the query - but with finally receiving his consent to do so.

Let's just say that he is a very intelligent individual with university and master's qualifications and also having a variety of work/life experiences. However, he has been unfortunate with a number of things in his life including health issues. He has a major disability that he has delt with most of his life and overcame it in many respects also. On top of that, he got a cancer diagnosis 4 years ago which really took a huge toll on him. Thankfully, he has recovered from that with minimal long-term affects and really wants to use his education and skills to improve his future career prospects.

He has been applying for jobs for the past year or more with little success - given the fact that there have been few gaps in his work history, plus I feel that the interviews he does secure, he does not get the job because of his disability aon top of the fact that he is looking for this transition mid-career. I hate to admit this but having worked in 3 different sectors over the years, I know how such applications are often put aside..

It is just disappointing to see someone like that not get their due share eventhough they can really be a great asset to an employer. I know how much he detests the thought of receiving govt handout and is not something that he wants to do.

I am wondering if there are any leads anyone could provide that could be helpful or any other specific advice regarding the route that he can take. His experience is in biz systems analyst plus he is well versed in both business and technology fields given his education and prior work.

Thanks in advance for any help/info.

Have a great holiday!

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