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Feeling Overwhelmed at Work? How to Talk to Your Boss.

Grace Blumberg on October 23, 2017

Having too much work can be overwhelming and impact your job performance, especially if you're working through treatment or easing back into the workplace. These tips can help guide a productive conversation with your boss about your workload.

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Stressed Out at Work? Asking Yourself a Few Questions Can Help.

Maddy Meislin on October 16, 2017

According to The Job Network, the best way to manage on-the-job stress is to confront it head-on by asking yourself a series of questions. Read on to find out what they are...

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How to Learn New Skills — Quickly!

Grace Blumberg on September 18, 2017

Every professional must develop new skills in order to continue growing — either in their current position or into a new one. We highlight tips from The Muse on fast ways to learn skills that will keep you moving forward.

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Productivity and the “New Normal” During & After Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 21, 2017

The side effects of treatment — including chemo brain — sometimes require survivors make changes to their work habits so they can continue doing their job at the best possible level. A recent New York Times article provides some excellent tips to keep in mind when integrating new work habits into your routine.

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Steps to Take After a Difficult Conversation at Work

Nicole Franklin, MPH on August 14, 2017

Most of us have had difficult conversations at work — the kind that can leave us feeling anxious and eager to forget that it ever took place. Learning how to navigate a challenging work conversation is a skill, but being able to follow up and build (or re-build) a relationship afterward is equally important.

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Chemo Brain: It’s Not Just in Your Head

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 17, 2017

Finally, a scientific basis has been discovered for chemo brain.

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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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Meet CAC’s New Program Coordinator!

Grace Blumberg on May 15, 2017

posted in Meet the Staff

Hi there! My name is Grace Blumberg and I am thrilled to be joining Cancer and Careers as the new Program Coordinator.

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Calming Your Cancer Anxiety

Maddy Meislin on February 27, 2017

posted in Managing Stress

Stress and anxiety are common company of a cancer diagnosis. If left unchecked, your body’s reaction to these stresses can lead to impaired immune function and an assortment of troubling symptoms. Thankfully, there are tools and techniques that can help you combat fear and anxiety, and regain a sense of control.

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The Role of EQ in Balancing Work & Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on February 6, 2017

Emotional Intelligence, also known as EQ, refers to our ability to understand and manage our own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. EQ plays a very important role in the context of our professional lives, and this is particularly true when it comes to balancing work and cancer.

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Meet CAC’s New Manager of Programs!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on January 9, 2017

My name is Nicole Franklin and I am Cancer and Careers’ new Manager of Programs. As a public health professional, I am continuously dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all people, which is why I am so excited to work for CAC.

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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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How to Stay Resilient During Challenging Times

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on November 21, 2016

Going through cancer can be a challenge in itself. Going back to work after a diagnosis and treatment can make the experience even more difficult. Here we explore various ways to be resilient in the face of challenge.

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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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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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What’s the Best Work Style for Your Personality?

Sarah Goodell on October 20, 2016

Business Insider recently published a quiz to help you determine, based on personality traits, the best work style for yourself. While this is helpful for everyone to consider, it is especially important for those looking for work — or reconfiguring how they work — after cancer.

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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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Quick Tips for Fine-tuning Your Focus

Sarah Goodell on August 29, 2016

We all know what it feels like to struggle to focus at work, and this can be even more difficult when you have a cancer diagnosis and treatment side effects to deal with. A recent Daily Muse article shares some great tips to help sharpen your focus

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