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Taking Control of Finances During Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on April 21, 2016

Many hospitals are now hiring financial navigators to assist cancer survivors in addressing money-related concerns, but there are also many steps you can take on your own to take control of your financial circumstances.

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Beyond LinkedIn: The Dos and Don'ts of Building an Online Brand

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 31, 2016

LinkedIn is not the only online platform to focus on when building/maintaining a professional online presence. Facebook and Twitter are also frequently reviewed by both hiring managers and employers, which makes it essential for today’s professionals to understand social media dos and don’ts.

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Webinar Recap: Career Change

Rachel Becker, LMSW on February 22, 2016

In February 2016, our Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar Series turned its focus to the subject of career change. Led by expert career coach Julie Jansen, this 60-minute session explored the ways cancer survivors can empower themselves toward making a work transition.

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Refresh Your Job Search in 2016!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 21, 2016

Whether you’re in the midst of an ongoing job search or starting a new one, now is the time to harness the energy of the new year and strategize for 2016.

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Increase in Remote Workforce Is Promising News for Working People with Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 16, 2015

A recent study revealed that the number of people telecommuting has increased significantly over the past 10 years, and that’s promising news for working people with cancer.

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The Most Important Expert on Your Healthcare Team: You

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 2, 2015

You are the world’s leading authority on your life and work. When mapping a plan for working through treatment, it’s important to marry your expertise with that of various members of your healthcare team.

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Bad at Multitasking? Here’s Why We All Are.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on October 1, 2015

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An effective tip for staying focused at work is to let go of the idea of multitasking, because as it turns out, you were probably never very good at it to begin with.

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Does Your LinkedIn Post Pass This Quiz?

Rachel Becker, LMSW on September 10, 2015

When it comes to work and our professional lives, there is one social media platform that is in a category unto itself: LinkedIn. As such, the site is best used by following certain “rules of the road.”

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Online Resources for Professional Development

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 24, 2015

Professional development is essential whether you are actively employed, taking time off from work, job-hunting or looking to make a career change. And with the abundance of free courses available online today, learning new skills is easier than ever.

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"Essential Function of the Job" According to the ADA

Rachel Becker, LMSW on July 27, 2015

posted in ADA, In the News, Legal

An appeals court in Virginia upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the EEOC on behalf of a breast cancer survivor who had been let go from her job after treatment left her unable to do heavy lifting. The court's final ruling was that the firing was not a violation of the ADA, because lifting was an essential function of the job.

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Cancer and Careers in New Mexico!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on July 2, 2015

We are so excited to share the opportunity we had last month to bring the discussion of work and cancer to a new region of the country for Cancer and Careers — the Southwest!

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Mastering the "Professional No" at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 16, 2015

posted in Career Advice

Being able to say “no” to non-essential projects can be an important part of making sure there is enough free time in your schedule for healing and self-care. Here are a few tips to help!

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Managing Online Privacy: CaringBridge and MyLifeLine

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 4, 2014

While they are more secure than many mainstream social networks, information posted to CaringBridge.org and MyLifeLife.org is not automatically 100% protected. Learn more about the additional steps necessary to ensure that your profile is as secure as you would like it to be.

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Sports Figures Working (& Playing) Through Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 11, 2014

Recently, the newswires have displayed an uptick in stories about sports figures working through cancer. The take away? That athletes face the same work-related challenges as patients and survivors with less-public lives.

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5 Tips for Maintaining Energy & Productivity at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 4, 2014

Fatigue is a common side effect both during and after treatment, and coping with symptoms during working hours can often feel like an uphill battle. However, a little knowledge can go a long way in helping you to manage low-energy and maintain productivity on the job.

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The Cancer and Careers Newsfeed has Launched!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on July 28, 2014

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The brand new Cancer and Careers Newsfeed was designed to be your go-to destination for recent news and research on the intersection of work and cancer.

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Meet the New Senior Manager of Programs!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on June 6, 2014

posted in Meet the Staff

There’s a saying among those of us who do cancer-related work that surviving and thriving during and after cancer treatment “takes a village.” Cancer and Careers plays a unique and vital role within the cancer support “village” and I couldn't be more excited about joining the dynamic team bringing the mission to life.

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