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5 “Cultural Fit” Questions You Should Ask

Maddy Meislin on January 30, 2017

An article by Monster Worldwide Inc. shares some of the best questions you should ask during the interview process to help you gain a sense of the work culture you’ll be walking into.

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What If My Job References Know I Have Cancer?

Maddy Meislin on November 28, 2016

“What if my job references know I have cancer?” is a question we are often asked at Cancer and Careers. Our Chief Mission Officer, Rebecca Nellis, shares some of CAC’s ideas for what to do in this situation, on our Ask a Career Coach discussion board.

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Give Yourself a Confidence Boost!

Maddy Meislin on October 26, 2016

We all have a tendency to compare ourselves to others, which isn't always helpful. One way to counter that is by boosting your self-confidence. Here’s how...

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Workplace Wellness Programs & Privacy

Maddy Meislin on September 29, 2016

Employer wellness programs are becoming an increasingly popular way to create happier and healthier employees and more productive workplaces. But while such programs may provide potential health and cost benefits, it’s important to note that the information collected for employer-sponsored programs is not covered under health privacy laws.

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Gathering Information Before Disclosure

Maddy Meislin on September 8, 2016

The decision to disclose your diagnosis to an employer is personal, but if you choose to do so, gathering all the information you can beforehand in order to create an action plan is an important step in the process.

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Managing Stress at Work

Maddy Meislin on August 18, 2016

If you’re feeling stressed at work, you’re not alone. In fact, the APA found that more than a third of American workers experience chronic work stress. When it comes to life stress, cancer can definitely be one of the most significant contributors. So it stands to reason that news of a diagnosis only exacerbates pressure and anxiety on the job.

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Financial Toxicity for Cancer Survivors Rising

Maddy Meislin on August 4, 2016

For many cancer survivors, diagnosis and treatment aren’t the only hardships. Financial implications of cancer can be devastating. According to a new poll, 26% of Americans say healthcare costs have caused serious financial problems for them or their family.

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Don’t Take Job-Search Shortcuts!

Maddy Meislin on July 7, 2016

Looking for a new job is not easy. If you have cancer, it can seem even more challenging, because you’ll need to consider things related to treatment and recovery. As a result, you may feel inclined to take shortcuts, but doing so can make the process harder in the long run.

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Looking for Work When You’re Over 55

Maddy Meislin on June 23, 2016

A CNBC article includes advice from experts on strategies candidates 55 years and older can use to reinvent themselves and re-enter the workforce.

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National Conference Session Spotlight: Work & Cancer — Strategies for Eating Well on the Job

Maddy Meislin on June 7, 2016

Our 6th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer is less than two weeks away and we are excited to share another new session for this year: Work & Cancer — Strategies for Eating Well on the Job!

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Emotions of a Career Change

Maddy Meislin on May 19, 2016

A recent article published in the Harvard Business Review discusses some of the common emotional effects that can accompany career transition.

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Happiness at Work: Learning from Denmark

Maddy Meislin on April 28, 2016

According to a recent Business Insider article, we could learn a thing or two about happiness at work from Denmark, the happiest country in the world (according to international studies). The article lists some tips from the Scandinavian country on how Americans can make work a happier place.

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Spotlight on Our Young Adult Cancer Community Partners!

Maddy Meislin on April 7, 2016

In honor of National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, we would like to spotlight some of our amazing community partners that are making a difference in the lives of young adult survivors — not just this week, but each and every day!

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Resume Review Service: Best Practices

Maddy Meislin on March 21, 2016

Since 2013, Cancer and Careers has been working with professional career coach Julie Jansen to provide free, personalized feedback on more than 450 cancer survivors’ resumes through our Resume Review service. This year, we are excited to have L’Oreal USA sponsoring the program, so we can reach even more job-seeking survivors!

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Happiest Companies — According to You

Maddy Meislin on February 29, 2016

Forbes recently published an article on The 25 Happiest Companies to Work for in 2015 based on eight factors that impact professional happiness. However, as a cancer patient or survivor, what is important to you in the workplace may be different than it is for someone else.

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Finding the Job First

Maddy Meislin on February 3, 2016

As we all know, applying for a job through an online or public job posting can be extremely competitive. However, a recent Mediabistro article offers strategies to help you find out about a position before everyone else does.

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Don’t Miss Open Enrollment!

Maddy Meislin on January 11, 2016

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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Resume Tips for Career Changers

Maddy Meislin on December 7, 2015

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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Setting Professional Boundaries

Maddy Meislin on November 12, 2015

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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Ticket to Work

Maddy Meislin on October 28, 2015

Marty Davis was a general contractor who owned his own construction company when he was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer.

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