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Resume after WC/unemployment
#1
Hi all,

I was injured in MA and have been out of work for over a year. We just reached a settlement and I'm trying to get back into the workforce in a less dangerous job which my attorney said is allowed/legal. The job where I was hurt let me go after 8 weeks of being out. Does anyone have recommendations about what to do about resume gaps or how much to disclose to a potential employer? I know that functional resumes exist but they seem to be quite frowned on by potential employers. I'm unsure of how to address this and if I may be eligible for unemployment until I find a job.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Thanks.
 
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#2
without knowing how you spent the time off it's difficult to offer suggestions.
if you were involved in any schooling or training, you should mention that.
if you were assisting others who had illness or disability, that could be a plausable reason.
you could just indicate that you were looking for a more suitable goal and work experience.
I'm surprised you did not take advantage of vocational rehabilitation services during your time off.
you might contact them for job search and resume ideas
https://www.mass.gov/office-of-education...bilitation
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THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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