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How to Combat Job-Interview Angst

Chrissy Brennan on August 28, 2017

Interviewing for a job can be anxiety-producing — even for the most seasoned candidate. For cancer survivors, often there is an added layer of concern about the process. Read on for tips on how to manage pre-interview butterflies so that your best self shines through.

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How to Make a Positive First Impression

Chrissy Brennan on July 5, 2017

Making a great first impression is a key component of successful networking. To ensure that happens, you need to remember four little words...

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Steps to Sharpening Your Job Skills

Chrissy Brennan on May 30, 2017

Brushing up on job skills is a good way to build confidence when returning to the workforce after cancer, whether you’re going back to an existing job or looking for a new one.

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See What’s New for This Year’s Midwest Conference

Chrissy Brennan on March 6, 2017

In a few short weeks Cancer and Careers will return to Chicago for our 4th Annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer — this time, with exciting changes in store!

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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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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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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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Countdown to the Coast...Again!

Chrissy Brennan on October 10, 2016

We are so excited to be returning to Los Angeles to share our information and resources in person with those in the area who need it.

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Reel to Real: CAC’s 2016 National Conference in Action

Chrissy Brennan on September 15, 2016

Every year, our conference sizzle reel brings to life our signature event and showcases our community and the importance of our mission.

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What Not to Share During a Job Interview

Chrissy Brennan on August 15, 2016

Job interviews give you the chance to share information about yourself and your capabilities. But before you sit down to speak with a hiring manager, make sure you know what’s useful to share — and what you’re better off keeping to yourself.

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Feeling Overwhelmed at Work? Here’s Help…

Chrissy Brennan on July 28, 2016

For anyone trying to manage cancer in addition to a job, the term “overwhelmed” doesn’t even come close. Learning how to cultivate mindfulness can help.

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How to Be Happy on the Job

Chrissy Brennan on July 11, 2016

Being happy at work is important to most people, but it can be especially important to cancer patients and survivors who are working through treatment. Find out how changing the way you think about your job can improve your degree of job satisfaction.

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Countdown to Conference 2016!

Chrissy Brennan on June 13, 2016

Our 2016 National Conference on Work & Cancer is this coming Friday, June 17, and it’s shaping up to be a terrific event across the board.

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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

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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

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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

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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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