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Resource Spotlight: CAC Online Collective Diary

Melissa DeLeo on December 19, 2011

posted in CAC Resource, Free

This empowering, free online resource collects snapshots of the cancer experience by asking working people with cancer at all phases of their treatment and recovery to answer the same series of questions about their outlook, their work experience and advice they would give others. We invite you to read their stories and share your own.

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Introducing our Newest Publication: "The Manager's Kit"

Melissa DeLeo on October 31, 2011

posted in ADA, Career Advice, Disclosure, Discrimination, Employer, FMLA, Free

You’ve decided to disclose your cancer diagnosis to your employer, what’s next? The Manager’s Kit is designed for you to give to your boss to help start or smooth the conversation. We've laid out the "need-to-know" laws that relate to cancer in the workplace, successful workplace strategies and tips for working with your HR department.

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Time to Spice Things Up: 10 Unique Job Hunt Tactics

Melissa DeLeo on October 21, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Networking, Resume, Young Adults

If you've hit a job search plateau and need a new approach, maybe it's time to think outside the box.

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Niche Job Sites: A Job Seeker's Best Friend

Melissa DeLeo on October 10, 2011

posted in Career Change, Employer, Job Search, Resume

Tired of endlessly clicking through general job boards? Exhausted of being frustrated and confused rather than employed? Niche job sites may be exactly what you are missing.

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Sign up today for the final Ask the Experts Career Advice workshop of 2011!

Melissa DeLeo on October 5, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, CAC Event, Career Advice, Free

Tomorrow, October 6th, is the fourth and last Career Advice session of the 2011 Ask The Experts Series. At 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT you can dial in to speak with our very own career coach and expert, Julie Jansen, for free.

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Are You Sabotaging Your Job Search?

Melissa DeLeo on September 19, 2011

posted in Career Advice, Employer, Interview, Job Search, Resume

The interview process can be an incredible mixture of nerves and adrenaline. And the desire to land the job can also be your Achilles’ heel. Check out this blog to learn if your interview actions are setting you up for success or leading you to failure.

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What you Need to Know about Your Resume References

Melissa DeLeo on September 12, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, Career Advice, Career Change, Employer, Free, Interview, Job Search, Resume

A personal reference can be the make or break factor in landing a new job. Learn how to set yourself up for success.

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Self-Employment for Survivors

Melissa DeLeo on August 15, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, Career Advice, Career Change, Employer, Flexible Work

Whether you are just now starting to consider self-employment or you are a seasoned self starter, Cancer and Careers can help you along the way.

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ASCO's "Managing the Cost of Cancer Care" Guide

Melissa DeLeo on August 4, 2011

posted in Financial, Free, Healthcare Professionals

Understanding what costs to expect before starting treatment can help you manage the financial impact of cancer in the most effective way possible. ASCO created this guide to help you talk with your healthcare team about coping with the costs of cancer care.

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Is Your Career the Right Fit for You?

Melissa DeLeo on July 26, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, Career Advice, Employer, National Conference on Work & Cancer, Resume

Gaining an objective understanding of your abilities, preferences, values and interests is a fundamental step in determining your best career fit. Explore Julie Jansen's list of reflective questions from CAC's National Work & Cancer Conference to see how your job measures up.

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The WTF Young Adult Survivorship Conference

Melissa DeLeo on July 19, 2011

posted in Event, Young Adults

Mark your calendars! Life with Cancer presents…. The WTF Young Adult Survivorship Conference Saturday, August 6, 2011, Fairfax,VA

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Two is Better than One

Melissa DeLeo on July 13, 2011

posted in Event

Two is always better than one, especially when we are talking about the Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals! Register for the Fall Series today!

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Cancer and Careers Goes Transnational

Melissa DeLeo on July 7, 2011

posted in Event, Legal

This past month Cancer and Careers has stretched our resources further than ever to provide practical tips, tools and resources to survivors from coast-to-coast.

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The National Conference on Work and Cancer- One for the Books

Melissa DeLeo on July 5, 2011

posted in CAC Event, Healthcare Professionals, Job Search, Legal, National Conference on Work & Cancer, Networking

Thank you to every healthcare professional, cancer survivor, man and woman undergoing treatment, community partner, sponsor and friend of Cancer and Careers who made The National Conference on Work and Cancer possible.

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Ask the Experts: Legal and Career Advice Workshops this July!

Melissa DeLeo on June 13, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, Career Advice, Career Change, Event, Job Search, Legal

Wondering what past participants in the Ask the Experts Workshops are saying? Did they find the Legal and Career sessions helpful? Was the open dialogue useful to them? And don't forget to join us in a few weeks for the next calls!

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Don't Miss "Ask the Experts: Career Advice" Tomorrow!

Melissa DeLeo on May 16, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, CAC Event, Career Advice, Career Change, Free, Job Search, Legal, Resume

Tomorrow, May 17th, is the third session of the “Ask the Experts: Legal and Career Advice” Series. At 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT you can dial in to speak with our very own career coach and expert, Julie Jansen, for free.

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Cancer and Careers at the ONS National Congress

Melissa DeLeo on May 2, 2011

posted in Event, Healthcare Professionals

This past week Cancer and Careers attended the Oncology Nursing Society’s Annual Congress in the beautiful city of Boston. During the four day conference, we met hundreds of oncology nurses and healthcare professionals, and we were incredibly humbled and excited by their enthusiasm for CAC.

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Cancer and Employment: What are Your Legal Rights?

Melissa DeLeo on April 25, 2011

posted in Event, Healthcare Professionals, Legal

The highlights from the 2nd Session of the Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals on April 7, 2011. Joanna Morales, Director of the CLRC, presented "Legal and Insurance issues to Consider," addressing the legal reality surrounding cancer, employment, insurance, discrimination, and everything in between.

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Cancer Organization Spotlight: The Cancer Support Community

Melissa DeLeo on April 11, 2011

posted in Cancer Organization Spotlight

The Cancer Support Community: ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

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Practical Advice and Tools for Balancing Cancer and Employment

Melissa DeLeo on March 9, 2011

posted in Event, Free, Healthcare Professionals

Thursday March 3rd marked the first session of our 2011 accredited Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals, “Practical Advice and Tools to Balance Cancer and Employment.” And, what a success it was!

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