Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dear Potential Employer,

Ah, I see you've found my blog.  I started this back in 2011 while exploring writing and blogging as a way to encourage folks suffering from anxiety and depression, particularly post-partum depression (PPD), to seek treatment and not give up... among other topics of interest to me. 

Cutting to the chase:
Am I capable of GS 12–14 level work? Absolutely. Please contact my references. 

Can I catch up on changes that occurred during my diversion? Of course. I have always been a good learner.  No worries there. 

How will I adjust to the added pressures, the responsibility?  Will I crack?  No employee can promise this. But what I can say is that I have been through a crucible of sorts that I believe has made me stronger, deeper, and wiser.  I am not ashamed.  I believe I have been improved by the experiences of motherhood and its fallout, not weakened. 

I can assure any new employer that I have taken none of my experiences of anxiety or depression lying down. I have been actively treated by an excellent physician, Dr. Milena Hruby Smith, MD, PhD for the past eight years. I have also been involved in as many years of individual and group therapy.  I have learned a great deal and  stocked my mental toolbox so that it now fairly bristles with coping tools. This can only be an asset. 

So contact my references. Interview me. Hire me!  I am honest, smart, creative, detail-oriented, and hard-working. 


http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/why-i-hired-an-executive-with-a-mental-illness/
Let me be this person for you. 

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