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It’s Time to Change the Way We Think About Cancer

Sarah Goodell on July 25, 2016

Cancer has become a chronic illness for many people today, something that is manageable and that they live with long-term. We hear this often in our work with cancer patients and survivors, and it further demonstrates the need for a shift in how we view cancer.

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6th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer

Rebecca Nellis on July 21, 2016

We had 372 attendees, a 28.7% increase over last year and a whopping 158% increase over the first year! People from 29 states plus the District of Columbia joined us for a day of community building and knowledge sharing.

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Social Media Smarts: Mistakes to Avoid!

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on July 18, 2016

For many, social media has become a staple in our lives. With the addition of LinkedIn, the usage has expanded from a socializing tool, to including a professional and career-oriented aspect. However, it's important to keep in mind: what goes online, stays online. Here are some common mistakes to keep in mind during the job search.

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Tips For Developing Your Time Management Skills!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on July 14, 2016

"Time management"a life skill that gets developed and refined over time. For many cancer survivors, taking the time to refresh ones approach to time management can help mitigate the overwhelming feelings that often arise when balancing a job and/or job search, ongoing doctor appointments, and all of the other things that come with life.

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How to Be Happy on the Job

Chrissy Brennan on July 11, 2016

Being happy at work is important to most people, but it can be especially important to cancer patients and survivors who are working through treatment. Find out how changing the way you think about your job can improve your degree of job satisfaction.

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Don’t Take Job-Search Shortcuts!

Maddy Meislin on July 7, 2016

Looking for a new job is not easy. If you have cancer, it can seem even more challenging, because you’ll need to consider things related to treatment and recovery. As a result, you may feel inclined to take shortcuts, but doing so can make the process harder in the long run.

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Tips for Organizing Your Resume Based on Who You Are and Where You're Going

Sarah Goodell on July 6, 2016

A recent article in The Muse discusses the intricacies of organizing your resume — and the importance of doing so strategically.

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How to Convey Enthusiasm in a Cover Letter

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on June 27, 2016

Many hiring managers continue to emphasize the value of cover letters. And while it’s important to express interest and enthusiasm for the position you’re targeting, some ways of conveying excitement are more effective than others.

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Looking for Work When You’re Over 55

Maddy Meislin on June 23, 2016

A CNBC article includes advice from experts on strategies candidates 55 years and older can use to reinvent themselves and re-enter the workforce.

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LinkedIn Tips: Profile Refresh Made Easy

Rachel Becker, LMSW on June 20, 2016

The online community Skillcrush recently released a brilliant and easy-to-follow infographic illustrating 23 steps you can take to update your LinkedIn profile. Here are a few highlights...

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Regardless of industry, these are the skills you need to work on to get ahead

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on June 16, 2016

Looking for a job is not as simple as it once was. The number, and level, of college degrees seem to hold less weight, years of experience in jobs are not as important, and job requirements seem to be more nuanced. More and more employers are looking to see what "soft skills" job seekers are bringing to the table.

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Countdown to Conference 2016!

Chrissy Brennan on June 13, 2016

Our 2016 National Conference on Work & Cancer is this coming Friday, June 17, and it’s shaping up to be a terrific event across the board.

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National Conference Session Spotlight: Occupational Therapy & Vocational Rehab

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on June 9, 2016

Next Friday, June 17, Cancer and Careers is excited to host our 6th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer, at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. While we have new topics being introduced this year, we also have returning sessions we are excited to present!

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National Conference Session Spotlight: Work & Cancer — Strategies for Eating Well on the Job

Maddy Meislin on June 7, 2016

Our 6th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer is less than two weeks away and we are excited to share another new session for this year: Work & Cancer — Strategies for Eating Well on the Job!

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National Conference Session Spotlight: Body Confidence, Self-Confidence in the Workplace

Rachel Becker, LMSW on June 3, 2016

We’re particularly excited to be debuting a brand-new session at this year’s annual conference: Body Confidence, Self-Confidence in the Workplace, will be presented by Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, CST, Executive Director of the Life with Cancer Program at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute.

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4 Nosy Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

Sarah Goodell on May 26, 2016

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As we’ve all heard, it’s helpful to show up to an interview with a well-thought-out list of questions about the position and company. But there are some questions that many of us are nervous to bring up; and while some of these should definitely be avoided, others are just fine — and, in fact, very important — to ask.

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The Right Approach to Networking

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on May 23, 2016

In an age when so much of the job-search process is conducted online, the importance of standing out becomes all too clear. Using networking as a tool to develop relationships with potential employers can help distinguish you from the thousands of other job-seekers out there and ultimately land you the position you want.

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Emotions of a Career Change

Maddy Meislin on May 19, 2016

A recent article published in the Harvard Business Review discusses some of the common emotional effects that can accompany career transition.

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When Looking for a Job, Don’t Forget the Common Sense

Chrissy Brennan on May 17, 2016

Job-hunting is a multi-step process. Because it’s so involved — and can often take longer than we want — sometimes common sense gets lost in the shuffle.

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Things to Consider Before Googling “Cancer” at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on May 12, 2016

It can be very useful to find instant answers to treatment-related questions via Google, but it’s important to remember that searching cancer-related topics while on the job can lead to unintended workplace disclosure.

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