Overcoming addiction is difficult and certainly not something you should be ashamed of. But it is also not something you are obligated to share with everyone, especially the stranger who is interviewing you.
If the interviewer asks you about a gap in your resume, you can tell them that you were suffering from an illness but that you are fully recovered now and eager to get to work. You can also say that you were dealing with a family crisis that has luckily been resolved. This allows you the opportunity to be honest, without oversharing information. Most interviewers won’t pry any further, and if they do, respectfully say that you would rather focus on what you can bring to the job. Keep your head up high and stay focused on how you can be asset to the organization!
Service in Sobriety: How Giving Back Can Help You Stay Connected to Your Community
Volunteering is a meaningful and rewarding way to get reacclimated with your community. If you’re looking to connect with others and want to become a part of something great, something much larger than yourself, then being of service to others could be just what you need.
Glossary of AA: Important 12 Step Terminology to Know
Going to your first AA meeting can be overwhelming. Feel more confident and prepared with the help of this beginner's guide to AA terms.