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Addressing Professional Weaknesses During a Job Interview

Nicole Franklin on February 21, 2017

“What is your biggest weakness?” is a common job interview question. It’s also one that can be difficult for many people to answer appropriately. However, there are ways to effectively prepare for and address this question.

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How to Overcome Your Fears of Looking for Work

Chioma Onyekwere on February 13, 2017

Finding a new job can be challenging, so succumbing to job-search fears is not uncommon. However, by changing your mindset, you can overcome your anxiety and make progress in landing your dream job.

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The Role of EQ in Balancing Work & Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on February 6, 2017

Emotional Intelligence, also known as EQ, refers to our ability to understand and manage our own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. EQ plays a very important role in the context of our professional lives, and this is particularly true when it comes to balancing work and cancer.

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5 “Cultural Fit” Questions You Should Ask

Maddy Meislin on January 30, 2017

An article by Monster Worldwide Inc. shares some of the best questions you should ask during the interview process to help you gain a sense of the work culture you’ll be walking into.

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Don’t Meet All the Qualifications for a Position? That’s Okay!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 23, 2017

When job-searching, it is common to read a summary of the position and rule yourself out if you do not meet every qualification listed. However, you are doing yourself a disservice by not applying just because you don’t fit the exact description.

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A Benefit’s Only a Benefit If It Benefits You

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 17, 2017

The Society for Human Resource Management’s 2016 Employee Benefits Report found there are approximately 350 different benefits being offered by today’s employers. If you are a talented candidate evaluating job offers, consider the actual value these benefits provide, particularly if your needs have changed due to cancer.

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Meet CAC’s New Manager of Programs!

Nicole Franklin on January 9, 2017

My name is Nicole Franklin and I am Cancer and Careers’ new Manager of Programs. As a public health professional, I am continuously dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all people, which is why I am so excited to work for CAC.

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The Beauty of Giving Luncheon Was POWERFUL

Alicia Chin on December 19, 2016

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CEW’s annual Beauty of Giving Luncheon benefiting Cancer and Careers was a huge success! Not only did it raise funds for our free programs and services, it gave us the opportunity to recognize and honor companies and individuals who have shown their commitment to philanthropy.

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What to Say If You Left on Bad Terms with Your Previous Employer

Chioma Onyekwere on December 12, 2016

For cancer patients and survivors whose departure from their previous job was in some way related to their diagnosis, formulating a response to the question “Why did you leave?” is hard.

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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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