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Finding the Job First

Maddy Meislin on February 3, 2016

posted in Job Search, LinkedIn, Networking

As we all know, applying for a job through an online or public job posting can be extremely competitive. However, a recent Mediabistro article summarizes strategies to networking that can help you find out about a job opening before the rest of the masses:

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Infographic: Online Content Has Real Life Implications

Kelsey Fenton on February 1, 2016

posted in Online Reputation Management, Privacy

FlexJobs.com recently shared an interesting infographic about the real life implications of online content. For cancer survivors, online content can potentially have even bigger implications when it comes to finding, or keeping, a job after diagnosis.

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Want to Work From Home? It's Getting Easier in 2016

Sarah Goodell on January 28, 2016

posted in Employer, Flexible Work, Workforce

Good news for cancer patients and survivors who need more flexible work options: the number of flexible job openings continued to grow in the US in 2015. FlexJobs' annual year-end assessment of flexible jobs/telecommuting found that the number of employees who spend some time telecommuting is increasing as well.

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Addressing the Financial Burdens of Survivorship

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on January 25, 2016

posted in Cancer Diagnosis, Financial, Getting Organized

Cancer survival rates have been steadily increasing over the last few decades thanks to improvements in research and treatment. While this, of course, is fantastic news it also brings about new complexities associated with surviving cancer.

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Refresh Your Job Search in 2016!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 21, 2016

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, CAC Resource, Career Advice, Career Change, Cover Letter, Disclosure, Interview, Job Re-entry, Job Search, LinkedIn, Online Reputation Management, Resume

Whether you’re in the midst of an ongoing job search or starting a new one, now is the time to harness the energy of the new year and strategize for 2016.

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When It’s Time for a Career Change

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on January 14, 2016

posted in Balancing Work & Cancer, Career Advice, Career Change, Meaningful Work

Citing a new perspective on life following a cancer diagnosis as the impetus, many survivors feel the desire to change careers. This is nothing to be afraid of! While fear can be a real obstacle to transitioning into a new line of work, gaining the confidence and making a plan to execute the change is key.

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Don’t Miss Open Enrollment!

Maddy Meislin on January 11, 2016

posted in Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance

There is still time to purchase individual or family health insurance plans through the marketplace! Open Enrollment for 2016 runs until January 31.

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National Conference Registration & Travel Scholarship Applications Open!

Kelsey Fenton on January 8, 2016

posted in CAC Event, Resources

We are excited to announce that applications for travel scholarships to attend our 2016 National Conference on Work & Cancer are now being accepted!

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Happy New Year from Cancer and Careers!

Lindsay Mitcher on January 5, 2016

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer

Our heartfelt thanks to all of our supporters, for making 2015 a year to remember.

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Planning for Your Job Search in 2016

Kelsey Fenton on December 21, 2015

posted in Career Change, Job Search

The holidays are a great time to visit with friends and family, reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next. But the busyness of the season can make it hard stay focused on the job-hunt. Here are some tips for maintaining momentum and finding out what the in-demand job trends are for 2016.

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How to Choose the Right Career Coach

Sarah Goodell on December 16, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Meaningful Work

For many people, cancer is inspiration for career change. But transitioning to a new field isn’t easy. Often, the hardest part is deciding what, exactly, you want to do. This is where a career coach can be incredibly helpful, but it’s important to make sure you’re working with the right one.

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How to Request Flexible Work From Your Employer

Kelsey Fenton on December 14, 2015

posted in Flexible Work

Here are four steps to writing a flexible-work proposal that your boss will approve — plus a sample template from Harvard University.

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Balancing Work & Cancer 2016 Series Beginning Soon!

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on December 10, 2015

posted in Balancing Work & Cancer, CAC Event, Healthcare Professionals

Cancer and Careers is excited to announce that the 2016 schedule for our Balancing Work & Cancer webinar series has been released and registration is now live.

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Resume Tips for Career Changers

Maddy Meislin on December 7, 2015

posted in Career Change, Job Re-entry, Job Search, Meaningful Work, Resume

Many cancer survivors feel their diagnosis has inspired them to pursue a completely new career. However, changing from one field to another can be challenging. A few simple tweaks to your resume can help.

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Employing a Positive Perspective During Cancer

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on December 3, 2015

posted in Balancing Work & Cancer, Be the Boss Over Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis

Adjusting one’s perspective can be helpful when processing the news of a cancer diagnosis. Though each cancer experience is unique, there are certain ways to approach it that can assist you in continuing to live life as positively as possible.

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Preparing Your Home Work Space

Kelsey Fenton on November 30, 2015

posted in Balancing Work & Cancer, Flexible Work, Telecommuting

Staying productive on the job can be difficult when you work from home. A recent article from attn: offers advice on how to remain engaged and effective. Step one: Evaluate your work space.

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CAC’s Inaugural West Coast Conference

Chrissy Brennan on November 24, 2015

posted in CAC Event

Our first official conference in Los Angeles was extremely well received, with 100% of survey respondents saying they’d recommend the program to others.

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New Financial Consulting Program!

Sarah Goodell on November 18, 2015

posted in Financial, Resources

This fall we launched our first-ever Financial Consulting Program, in partnership with Morris Retirement Advisors. The program provides cancer patients and survivors with the opportunity to get free financial guidance to help alleviate the economic stress that all too often accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

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Increase in Remote Workforce Is Promising News for Working People with Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 16, 2015

posted in Chemo Brain, Employer, Flexible Work

A recent study revealed that the number of people telecommuting has increased significantly over the past 10 years, and that’s promising news for working people with cancer.

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Setting Professional Boundaries

Maddy Meislin on November 12, 2015

posted in At Work, Balancing Work & Cancer, Be the Boss Over Cancer, Career Advice

Managing your workload can be challenging in general — even more so when you have cancer. We offer tips for determining what you can reasonably handle and how best to communicate it.

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