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Want to Work From Home? It's Getting Easier in 2016

Sarah Goodell on January 28, 2016

posted in Employer, Flexible Work, Workforce

Good news for cancer patients and survivors who need more flexible work options: the number of flexible job openings continued to grow in the US in 2015. FlexJobs' annual year-end assessment of flexible jobs/telecommuting found that the number of employees who spend some time telecommuting is increasing as well.

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How to Choose the Right Career Coach

Sarah Goodell on December 16, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Meaningful Work

For many people, cancer is inspiration for career change. But transitioning to a new field isn’t easy. Often, the hardest part is deciding what, exactly, you want to do. This is where a career coach can be incredibly helpful, but it’s important to make sure you’re working with the right one.

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New Financial Consulting Program!

Sarah Goodell on November 18, 2015

posted in Financial, Resources

This fall we launched our first-ever Financial Consulting Program, in partnership with Morris Retirement Advisors. The program provides cancer patients and survivors with the opportunity to get free financial guidance to help alleviate the economic stress that all too often accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

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When Cancer Comes Back

Sarah Goodell on October 19, 2015

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, Health

WebMD recently published an article on how to handle being told that you have cancer — again. This can be incredibly overwhelming news; but once you get past the initial shock, there are key facts you should focus on to help you get through the rest.

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Majority of Cancer Patients Want to Stay on the Job, Despite Workplace Challenges

Sarah Goodell on September 23, 2015

posted in Research

Last week we released the findings from our 2015 national survey with Harris Poll to better understand the needs and attitudes of currently employed and unemployed U.S. cancer patients and survivors. Read on for highlights!

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Five Ways Older Workers Can Stay Relevant on the Job

Sarah Goodell on September 3, 2015

posted in Employer, Networking, Productivity, Professional Development, Resources

Millennials are expected to be 50% of the workforce by 2020, but that doesn't mean older workers are becoming irrelevant. Forbes recently shared five strategies older employees can use to stay tapped into the changing work environment.

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Finding Employment After Cancer

Sarah Goodell on August 13, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Resources

We receive tons of fantastic questions through our Ask a Career Coach service. Today we want to highlight one about finding employment after treatment, as this applies to so many survivors. Our career coach Kathy Flora did a marvelous job laying out how to approach this process, which can often feel overwhelming.

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The Case for Working Remote Grows

Sarah Goodell on July 16, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Productivity, Research, Young Adults, Flexible Work

Despite the fact that the remote workforce continues to grow and evolve, there is still much debate about its benefits and productivity compared to those of a traditional workforce. A recent survey illustrates the positive aspects of remote work, which is often a great option for cancer patients and survivors who want to keep working.

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First CAC Tweetchat!

Sarah Goodell on June 18, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Coworker, Disclosure, Employer, Legal, Resources, Side Effects, Flexible Work

We hosted our first ever Tweetchat on addressing cancer at work on Tuesday, June 16th 2015! The chat was co-moderated by Flexjobs and 90 participants joined us over the course of the chat and the days leading up to it to discuss the nuances of working during and after treatment.

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CAC & Pfizer Survey Finds Work Aids Working Women with Cancer Recovery

Sarah Goodell on December 17, 2014

posted in In the News, Research

Pfizer recently released the findings of a study conducted in collaboration with Cancer and Careers, Supporting Workplace Conversations. The findings shed light on breast cancer in the workplace from the perspective of working women with the disease, employers and healthcare professionals.

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Asking for A Flexible Schedule

Sarah Goodell on December 4, 2014

posted in Productivity, Side Effects, Young Adults, Flexible Work

The Muse recently wrote a great post titled A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Any Work Schedule You Want, with some super relevant information for patients/survivors who need modified work schedules based on treatment and side-effects. Read on for tips on how to talk to your boss about getting a more flexible schedule!

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Brain Exercises to Treat Chemo Brain

Sarah Goodell on August 21, 2014

posted in Chemo Brain, Productivity, Side Effects

Did you know that up to 60% of cancer patients undergoing treatment can experience chemo brain at some point? The good news is that more oncologists are recognizing chemo brain and developing treatments and recommending brain exercises to lessen the impact of this side effect.

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Tips on Finding Meaningful Work

Sarah Goodell on July 21, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Meaningful Work, Young Adults

What is meaningful work? How do you find it? How do you regain lost meaning in work? There are so many questions on the topic of meaningful work. Idealist Careers has some great articles to help you find the answers to them, and ultimately get on the path to finding work you're passionate about.

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Increasing Productivity at Work by Simplifying

Sarah Goodell on July 1, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Side Effects

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal looked at how small changes in your work routine can improve productivity. Many of these tips are useful for cancer survivors returning to work, particularly those experiencing chemo brain.

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Beauty of Caring Event in Philadelphia

Sarah Goodell on May 15, 2014

posted in Beauty of Caring, Career Advice, Career Change, Event, Interview, Job Search, Young Adults

We're heading to Philly with SELF and Shiseido Cosmetics for an evening of expert career coaching and beauty tips!

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Employer's Offer More Flexibility (To An Extent)

Sarah Goodell on May 2, 2014

posted in Employer, HR

New research from the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management found that employers are more willing to offer options for day-to-day flexibility, but are less likely to offer more significant flexible work options, such as job-sharing or sabbaticals.

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Beauty with Benefits this Thursday!

Sarah Goodell on April 14, 2014

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This celebration of cosmetics and compassion returns to QVC April 17, 2014 from 8-10pm ET, where QVC customers can get prestige beauty products while working people with cancer get the support they need as 80% of the purchase price* of donated merchandise benefits Cancer and Careers.

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4th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer is coming up!

Sarah Goodell on April 3, 2014

posted in CAC Event, National Conference on Work & Cancer

The conference will be held on Friday, June 13th in NYC and will explore the challenges working people face. The event is completely free to attend, so register today! Travel scholarship's still available!

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Skills and Keywords to Help You Land That Job

Sarah Goodell on March 13, 2014

posted in Job Search, Resume

LinkedIn's blog took a look at 2013 hiring trends to see who was getting hired the most and what they were doing. Read on for the 25 hottest skills of the past year and how to make your resume stand out with keywords. A link to our NEW Sample Keywords worksheet is included!

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NEW Job Search Toolkit!

Sarah Goodell on February 27, 2014

posted in CAC Resource, Career Advice, Career Change, Disclosure, Interview, Job Search, Networking, Resume, Young Adults, Flexible Work

We're thrilled to announce that our brand new Job Search Toolkit is now available for free order and download! Read on for an overview of the new publication and where to order your copy today!

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