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Co-working as a New Telecommuting Option

Amy Coleman on February 25, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Coworker, Flexible Work

New co-working spaces offer survivors an expanded opportunity to telecommute, collaborate and create community along the way.

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Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer Confirmed for Chicago

Amy Coleman on February 4, 2014

posted in Event, Free

We're taking our National Conference on Work & Cancer on the road!

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Implications of Study on Employment-Related Needs of Survivors

Amy Coleman on January 23, 2014

posted in Employer, Healthcare Professionals, Job Search

As the rate of survivorship increases, so does the need for effective support programs - especially as it relates to the work force.

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New Study Examines Hiring Managers' Use of Social Media in Application Reviews

Amy Coleman on December 9, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search

According to a new study out of Carnegie Mellon University, between 10% and one third of US employers seeking new talent search social networks for info early on in hiring process.

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Chemo Brain & Work

Amy Coleman on November 7, 2013

posted in Chemo Brain, Chemotherapy

Survivors often cite chemo brain as one of their toughest challenges once they return to work during or after treatment. The NYT recently shared a personal account of living with cognitive side effects of chemo. Read on to learn how to manage the effects of chemo brain at work.

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Work and School Provide a Buffer for AYA Patients & Survivors

Amy Coleman on October 29, 2013

posted in Side Effects, Young Adults

A new study from the University of Michigan confirms that being engaged in some type of work greatly improves length, severity of psychological distress for the AYA population.

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Staying Optimistic in a Job Search

Amy Coleman on October 1, 2013

posted in Job Search

We often hear from survivors who express frustration during a job search, whether they're returning to work after time off for treatment or looking for a new position. Here are some ways to stay optimistic amidst the roller coaster of challenges that might come up.

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Working from Home - a Delicate Balance

Amy Coleman on August 29, 2013

posted in ADA, Career Advice, Employer, Flexible Work

Whether you telecommute around the world or work from a home office, striking a balance between your work and personal lives is no easy feat.

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Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Complaints on the Rise

Amy Coleman on August 22, 2013

posted in ADA, Disclosure, Discrimination, Employer

Employers are starting to realize just how careful they need to be when it comes to asking about employee health histories.

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Cancer Survivor Keeps on Running - Inspiration for a Career Change

Amy Coleman on July 29, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Young Adults

Once you've coped with cancer, life isn't the same. Read one woman's story and some other thoughts on a cancer journey as inspiration for change.

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Resume Revival

Amy Coleman on June 25, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Resume

You'd be hard-pressed to find a professional job opportunity that doesn't require solid communication skills. But remember - communication goes well beyond words.

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How-To Video Series Complete!

Amy Coleman on May 13, 2013

posted in CAC Resource, Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Networking, Resume, Side Effects

We're thrilled to announce the completion of our How-To video series made possible through a generous grant from the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund!

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Pinterest as a Visual Resume

Amy Coleman on May 3, 2013

posted in Career Change, Job Search, Resume

Putting your best professional self forward, one pin at a time.

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Pitch Perfect - Crafting your Essential Elevator Speech

Amy Coleman on April 22, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Interview, Job Search, Networking

In today's job market, it's imperative to be able to effectively communicate your value as a potential employee in 15 seconds or less.

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How to Make a Resume Shine

Amy Coleman on April 5, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Resume

Your resume probably won’t get you the job, but it could get you the interview. CareerBuilder recently came out with a great infographic that's chock-full of tips & tricks to help guide the resume-crafting process.

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On the Road with CAC: Everything's Bigger in Texas

Amy Coleman on March 21, 2013

posted in CAC Event

Here's a quick peak at where we've been lately and where we're heading next.

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How To Maintain Focus at Work - Animated Video Series Debut

Amy Coleman on March 14, 2013

posted in CAC Resource, Career Advice, Chemo Brain

We're thrilled to announce the premier of How to Maintain Focus at Work, the first of our How-To video series made possible through a generous grant from the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund!

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Most Employers Plan to Continue Offering Health Care Plans in 2014

Amy Coleman on March 5, 2013

posted in CAC Resource, Disability, Legal, Health Insurance

A new study finds that only 6% of companies plan to dismantle their employee health care plans in the next three to five years. Many employers, however, are looking to implement plan design changes that could affect patients and survivors.

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Clear Communication Key to A Supportive Work Environment

Amy Coleman on January 14, 2013

posted in Disclosure, Employer, HR

While there are many pieces to the puzzle of creating a supportive work environment for those living with cancer, clear communication is found to be the most important across the board.

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Spring Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals - Registration Now OPEN!

Amy Coleman on January 7, 2013

posted in Event

Learn how to advise your patients & clients on balancing work and cancer. Join us this Spring for our popular Educational Series, updated with all new content!

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