A cancer patient giving a job interview during one of his chemotherapy sessions has inspired several internet users. On LinkedIn, IT professional Arsh Nandan Prasad shared his struggles finding a job due to his medical condition. He stated that he does not need sympathy, but wants to prove himself.
Prasad shared a photo of himself sitting in a hospital bed – dressed in a medical gown – and said he was rejected by interviewers. The IT professional, who lost his hair as a result of chemotherapy, described how he was not selected just because he was going through one of the most difficult times of his life.
Mr Prasad wrote: “If you try your best in the interviews but not get selected for going through a rough patch in life, it definitely shows how generous these companies are. Now that the recruiters find out I’m battling cancer, I can see the change in their facial expressions.”
“I don’t need your sympathy!! I’m here to prove myself. Just a recent photo of me giving an interview during my chemotherapy sessions,” he added.
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Mr Prasad’s post saw hundreds rally behind the “warrior”. His post immediately went viral, with many praising his courage and others speaking words of encouragement and support. The IT professional also saw a job opening from Nilesh Satpute, the CEO and founder of Maharashtra-based technology company Applied Cloud Computing.
Mr. Satpute asked Mr. Prasad to stop looking for jobs and continue his treatment. He called him a “warrior” and told him to join his company whenever he was fit to join him. “There will be no interview,” added Mr Satpute.
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Several other users also left comments on the LinkedIn post to cheer Mr Prasad up. One user said: “This is the fighting spirit. Greetings to you.” “I am sending you prayers for healing. I really admire your tenacity,” added another.
Since the post was shared, Mr Prasad’s post has been shared nearly 600 times. It has received more than 96,000 likes and 3,500 comments.
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