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The Struggles of Finding a Job With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Woman looking for a job online.
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First, take care of you


Woman selecting her work goals.
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Clarify your goal


Group of young people standing and talking.
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Be resourceful when looking for work


Job interview, greeting a job candidate.
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Should you disclose your illness?


Woman pushing button on work place elevator.
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Consider workplace accommodations


Door to human resource office.
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Being different can be hard, even at work


Man taking an online course.
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Should you change careers?


Happy woman working from home.
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Is freelancing for you?


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There may be better options for you


Happy and creative at work.
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Above all, be happy


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.