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Farewell!

Alice McKenney on August 2, 2012

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It is with both sadness and excitement that I write this farewell blog.

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Breastcancer.org

Alice McKenney on July 23, 2012

posted in Cancer Organization Spotlight

We are always on the lookout for organizations who are doing great work and that you would likely be interested in learning about. Breastcancer.org is by no means new, but it is due time for us to spotlight the great programs that they offer for breast cancer survivors!

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Get your legal, insurance, and career questions answered next week!

Alice McKenney on July 12, 2012

posted in Ask The Experts, CAC Event, Free

Next Thursday we are hosting another one of our acclaimed Ask The Experts teleconferences. Be sure to register now to get in on the information!

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National Conference on Work & Cancer Recap

Alice McKenney on July 9, 2012

posted in CAC Event, National Conference on Work & Cancer

The 2nd annual National Conference on Work & Cancer was June 22nd, and it was quite the exciting day! The day long event included sessions on job search, working during treatment and legal issues (just to name a few) and had a record number of attendees. We've gotten the pictures back from the event and wanted to share with everyone!

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Three New Job Search Videos

Alice McKenney on June 8, 2012

posted in HR, Interview, Job Search, Networking, Resume

Networking, Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn. If you're like many other people, the idea of doing all of these things simultaneously can be mind boggling. Our new videos can help ease your fears!

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Dealing with cancer on a low income

Alice McKenney on May 21, 2012

posted in CAC Resource, Free

If your financial resources are stretched to the limit, our new Survival Guide to Cancer on a Shoestring offers information on how to control your medical costs; find financial assistance for medical care; get free legal advice; and more.

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What do recruiters look for?

Alice McKenney on May 10, 2012

posted in Employer, Interview, Job Search, Resume

Six seconds. That's all the time the average recruiter takes to look at your resume. There are some basic pieces every resume should make stand out so they aren't missed - do you know what they are?

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National Cancer Legal Services Network

Alice McKenney on April 26, 2012

posted in Cancer Organization Spotlight, Legal, Health Insurance

Legal issues is one of the largest needs our users have and we often bring in experts to address them and provide assistance. So when we heard about the National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN), it was only fitting that we spread the word!

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Take your online brand one step further

Alice McKenney on April 20, 2012

posted in Job Search, Networking

Are you looking to go beyond the standard resume? Are you willing to try new, tech-savvy, tactics to really give your work experience that wow factor? Got an up-to-date LinkedIn profile? Then it's time to try re.vu.

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Do You Telecommute? Study Shows 83% of Employees Do at Least Part Of Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

Alice McKenney on April 3, 2012

posted in Career Advice, Flexible Work

Working from home is on the rise, and more companies are trusting their employees to be productive in their own home offices in addition to the workplace. This is real progress, and bodes well for cancer survivors wanting flex-time!

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How Facebook's New Timeline Feature Can Hinder A Job Search

Alice McKenney on March 20, 2012

posted in Disclosure, Discrimination, Job Search

As many of us are aware at this point, Facebook Timeline is here to stay, and eventually we will all have to switch over. Do you know what to avoid doing on it so you don't mess up your job search?

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Another win for flexible schedules

Alice McKenney on March 5, 2012

posted in HR, Flexible Work

A recent Inc. Magazine article touts the virtues of flexible work schedules. Cancer and Careers often encourages survivors to flex their hours when possible - and it's now becoming clear that this tactic works for everyone, not just cancer survivors.

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Free teleconferences with a career coach & legal expert - register now!

Alice McKenney on February 9, 2012

posted in Ask The Experts, CAC Event, Free

Registration is officially open for the 2012 Ask The Experts teleconference series. Not sure how to deal with the gap on your resume? What about if the way your employer treats you is legal? This is your change to ask a career coach and legal expert any questions you may have.

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Giuliana Rancic: Working Through Treatment

Alice McKenney on February 2, 2012

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Giuliana Rancic, E! News Host, announced that she was fighting breast cancer last fall. As we hear from so many other survivors, work has been a great distraction for her as she undergoes treatment.

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Community Partners

Alice McKenney on January 26, 2012

posted in Cancer Organization Spotlight

We are so privileged to work with a variety of incredible organizations in the cancer community. Come and check them out!

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Ticket to Work

Alice McKenney on January 23, 2012

posted in Disability, Employer, Financial, Job Search, Health Insurance

Are you receiving SSI or SSDI payments? Do you want to obtain vocational rehabilitation, training, job referrals and other employment support services free of charge? Then the Ticket to Work program is... well... your ticket!

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10 Crazy Things People Put on Resumes

Alice McKenney on December 1, 2011

posted in Interview, Job Search, Resume

Sometimes people put the darndest things on their resumes - check out these items to make sure you're not making these mistakes (or to have a laugh or two!)

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Could a part-time job be your winning ticket?

Alice McKenney on November 21, 2011

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search

Stringing together two or more part-time jobs is a hot trend among today's young adults -- but could this trend be adopted by cancer survivors?

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CAC featured during TalkAboutHealth Q&A

Alice McKenney on October 27, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, Cancer Organization Spotlight, Coworker, Disclosure, Interview, Job Search

TalkAboutHealth has become the go-to resource for patients and survivors alike to ask questions covering everything from medication side effects to emotional health, and get straight, direct answers from the leading experts. Cancer and Careers was recently chosen to be the resident expert on issues regarding work & cancer.

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Cancer Organization Spotlight: Bright Pink

Alice McKenney on September 30, 2011

posted in Cancer Organization Spotlight

Bright Pink is a national non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

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