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Poll: Active job search poll - please take if you are seeking employment. (6 member(s) have cast votes)

What type of employment are you currently seeking?

  1. Full-time (6 votes [85.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 85.71%

  2. Part-time (1 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

Do you plan to notify potential employers about your Narcolepsy during the interview process?

  1. Yes (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. No (5 votes [83.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 83.33%

  3. Undecided (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

When will you notify your employer of any accommodations that may be needed?

  1. During the interview process, prior to an offer (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. After reciving an offer, prior to accepting it (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. After accepting an offer, prior to starting the job (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. After starting the job (3 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  5. I don't intend to ask for accommodations (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  6. Undecided (2 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

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#1 Kimberly

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 04:09 PM

For those who are involved in an active job search, feel free to post about the progress here. You can also take a few minutes to answer questions about if/when you plan to disclose your Narcolepsy to potential employers.

#2 Kimberly

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 04:16 PM

I am currently in an active job search after my position with a major national health insurer was eliminated in a nationwide restructuring this past July.

I'm seeking full-time employment as a Training Specialist, Senior Training Specialist, or Training Manager. The search is a little bit challenging because we live in San Antonio, TX and I am searching in Charlotte, NC. But we can't just pick up and move without a job, or put the house on the market without a job in this economy. So the long-distance search is the way to go right now.

For the first couple of months there was not a lot of activity. However, I've been involved in a few interviews recently and one that is very promising. A hospital system flew me out here to Charlotte this week to interview for a Training Specialist position that I'd LOVE to have -- very attractive role, and I'd bring a lot to it.

One of the interview processes I was involved in was recently cut short because the company lost some senior leadership due to the economic situation. I would have liked that one too, and been good at it; so I'll have to keep touching base with them to see if they renew their search after setting a new direction.

I interviewed with Wachovia too, a few months ago, but they are part of that whole banking debacle right now and things didn't work out. It was a workforce manager type role, managing a flexible work arrangements project, which wasn't 100% on target with what I wanted to to anyway so I'm not heartbroken about it. Somehow I doubt there will be many more opportunities coming up with Wachovia, at least right now.

Best of luck to those of you who are also involved in a search. If you want to connect on LinkedIn to see if we have any networking contacts that can help each other, feel free to send me a PM.

Kimberly