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When Looking for a Job, Don’t Forget the Common Sense

Chrissy Brennan on May 17, 2016

Job-hunting is a multi-step process. Because it’s so involved — and can often take longer than we want — sometimes common sense gets lost in the shuffle.

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Gearing Up for Our 2016 National Conference on Work & Cancer

Chrissy Brennan on April 11, 2016

On June 17th Cancer and Careers will hold its sixth annual National Conference on Work & Cancer, featuring our core content on balancing work and employment, as well as new sessions and speakers on topics such as body image/self-confidence and nutrition.

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Introducing Our New Website!

Chrissy Brennan on March 10, 2016

posted in CAC Resource, Resources

Cancer and Careers is thrilled to officially introduce our new website! After nearly a year of collective brainstorming, innovative designing, careful building and tons of hard work, we’re very proud of the result: a beautifully re-engineered and well-organized site with an improved user experience and access to helpful tools and information.

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Ways for Employers to Support Staff with Cancer

Chrissy Brennan on February 11, 2016

Thankfully, more and more employers are starting to realize that by supporting staff members who have cancer, the company itself stands to benefit as well.

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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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The Power of Words...In a Resume

Chrissy Brennan on October 22, 2015

posted in Job Search, Resume

When it comes to your resume, a lot of information has to be conveyed in a limited amount of time and space. So what you include has to pack a punch!

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Developing Job Skills Easily — And on the Cheap!

Chrissy Brennan on September 28, 2015

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Whether you're looking to hone your skills or develop new ones, one site, in particular, offers some cost-effective options.

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Job Interviews: How to Respond to Illegal Questions

Chrissy Brennan on September 8, 2015

Many cancer survivors are concerned that during a job interview, they may be asked about their health history. If you’re faced with an unlawful question, it’s important to know your rights — and how to respond.

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Spotlight On: National Cancer Legal Services Network

Chrissy Brennan on August 19, 2015

National Cancer Legal Services Network is one of Cancer and Careers' valued Community Partners and trusted resources, promoting access to healthcare and increasing the availability of legal services for people living with cancer.

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Countdown to the Coast!

Chrissy Brennan on August 6, 2015

posted in CAC Event

Cancer and Careers is gearing up to host its first-ever West Coast Conference on Work & Cancer this fall. Though we’ve been delivering in-person presentations, workshops, seminars, and in-service trainings throughout the country for years — in addition to a host of online webinars — we’re now expanding our regional conference program westward.

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Midwest Conference Recap

Chrissy Brennan on April 30, 2015

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Find out about our conference in Chicago earlier this month and why it was such a big success!

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Fresh Ideas for Your Resume & Cover Letter

Chrissy Brennan on February 24, 2015

Now that 2015 is under way, it's a good time to inject some renewed energy into your job search. Two easy ways to freshen things up are to tweak your resume and rethink your approach to writing cover letters.

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Flex Jobs: A Great Option for Working Through (or Post) Treatment

Chrissy Brennan on October 30, 2014

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Flexible jobs are not the “special case” arrangements they once were. Today, more than 65% of employers allow some of their employees to work from home. That’s good news for anyone living with cancer.

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4th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer Recap

Chrissy Brennan on September 30, 2014

We've released the official sizzle reel of our 4th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer — and set a date for next year’s Conference: Friday, June 12, 2015.

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Developing Your Personal Brand

Chrissy Brennan on August 18, 2014

As we all know, job-hunting is hard — even in the best of circumstances. So it’s no surprise that when cancer is added to the mix, the process can often seem insurmountable...

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In the News: Recent Work & Cancer Stories

Chrissy Brennan on July 24, 2014

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We all know that cancer does not discriminate—that it can affect anyone at any age. In fact, one look at the headlines reminds us that even high-profile individuals—from television anchor Robin Roberts to WNBA coach Michael Cooper—are diagnosed with cancer.

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Tips for Writing a Compelling Cover Letter

Chrissy Brennan on June 17, 2014

posted in Job Search

Even more challenging than putting together an impressive resume can be the task of writing a great cover letter – one that is concise, creative and compelling.

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Meet the New Associate Director of Programs!

Chrissy Brennan on May 22, 2014

posted in Meet the Staff

Hello! My name is Chrissy Brennan, and I’m thrilled to be joining Cancer and Careers as its new Associate Director of Programs. And what a time to start – just as the countdown begins to Cancer and Careers’ 4th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer.

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