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How to Deal with Workplace Distractions

Chrissy Brennan on December 5, 2016

These days, when there’s so much emphasis on staying connected through social media, and the “bullpen” office layout is becoming the norm, it’s no surprise that the inability to stay focused at work is on the rise.

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What If My Job References Know I Have Cancer?

Maddy Meislin on November 28, 2016

“What if my job references know I have cancer?” is a question we are often asked at Cancer and Careers. Our Chief Mission Officer, Rebecca Nellis, shares some of CAC’s ideas for what to do in this situation, on our Ask a Career Coach discussion board.

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How to Stay Resilient During Challenging Times

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on November 21, 2016

Going through cancer can be a challenge in itself. Going back to work after a diagnosis and treatment can make the experience even more difficult. Here we explore various ways to be resilient in the face of challenge.

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Don’t Create Work-Life Balance — Create Boundaries

Chrissy Brennan on November 14, 2016

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Establishing work-life balance is hard — especially for cancer survivors returning to the job post-treatment. So here’s another approach: Establish boundaries instead.

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Common Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Chioma Onyekwere on November 7, 2016

While there is certainly no perfect resume, you don’t want recruiters to dismiss yours because it contains one of these common mistakes.

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To-Do or Not To-Do? How Creating Lists Can Help Your Brain.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on October 31, 2016

To-do lists can be key to helping survivors with “chemo brain” stay on track. And according to a recent article in Fast Company, the act of creating and cultivating a to-do list, regardless of whether or not you ultimately check items off that list, can be beneficial. Here’s how!

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Give Yourself a Confidence Boost!

Maddy Meislin on October 26, 2016

We all have a tendency to compare ourselves to others, which isn't always helpful. One way to counter that is by boosting your self-confidence. Here’s how...

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It Was a Great Day in L.A.!

Chrissy Brennan on October 24, 2016

We are thrilled to report that our second annual West Coast Conference on Work & Cancer in Los Angeles was a great success! A group of inspiring and engaged attendees received valuable information and resources, as well as a chance to share their stories and their questions.

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What’s the Best Work Style for Your Personality?

Sarah Goodell on October 20, 2016

Business Insider recently published a quiz to help you determine, based on personality traits, the best work style for yourself. While this is helpful for everyone to consider, it is especially important for those looking for work — or reconfiguring how they work — after cancer.

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Shop These Beauty Buys Benefiting Cancer and Careers

Ross Weiner on October 17, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here, and thanks to a dream team of companies who have rolled up their sleeves on our behalf, it’s going to be big!

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Make Networking Work for You

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 13, 2016

For a lot of people, networking is neither easy nor enjoyable; but many will admit that, when done right, it works!

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Countdown to the Coast...Again!

Chrissy Brennan on October 10, 2016

We are so excited to be returning to Los Angeles to share our information and resources in person with those in the area who need it.

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Tips to Help Your Cover Letter Stand Out

Chioma Onyekwere on October 6, 2016

Crafting your cover letter can be a little nerve-wracking, but the cover letter serves as an introduction to your qualifications to prospective employers.

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Questions You Should Be Asking During an Interview

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 3, 2016

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There are common misconceptions about interviewing. While it can feel as though the potential employer is the one who has all of the power, it is important for you as the interviewee to ask some questions of your own, so you can determine whether this is place where you truly want to work.

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Workplace Wellness Programs & Privacy

Maddy Meislin on September 29, 2016

Employer wellness programs are becoming an increasingly popular way to create happier and healthier employees and more productive workplaces. But while such programs may provide potential health and cost benefits, it’s important to note that the information collected for employer-sponsored programs is not covered under health privacy laws.

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Spa Week Sign-Ups Are Here!

Ross Weiner on September 26, 2016

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From October 17th to 23rd, hundreds of spa and wellness locations will offer select full-service spa treatments (regularly valued at $100 to $500) for only $50! In addition to getting a great deal, a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will benefit Cancer and Careers’ free programs and services.

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Meet CAC’s New Development Coordinator

Ross Weiner on September 22, 2016

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Hey, all! My name is Ross Weiner and I am so excited to be joining the amazing Cancer and Careers team as the new Development Coordinator.

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Do You Know Your Rights in the Workplace?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 19, 2016

The period following a diagnosis can be overwhelming and disorienting. At a time when it’s necessary to make a number of important decisions, it can be incredibly useful to know your legal rights in the workplace.

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Reel to Real: CAC’s 2016 National Conference in Action

Chrissy Brennan on September 15, 2016

Every year, our conference sizzle reel brings to life our signature event and showcases our community and the importance of our mission.

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4 Myths About Telecommuting

Rachel Becker, LMSW on September 13, 2016

Telecommuting is becoming increasingly common in today’s work world which is great news for working cancer survivors who can benefit greatly from job flexibility. Nonetheless, there are a number of myths about “working from home”, still heralded as common knowledge, that are worth busting!

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