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Resume Revival

Amy Coleman on June 25, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Resume

You'd be hard-pressed to find a professional job opportunity that doesn't require solid communication skills. But remember - communication goes well beyond words.

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How "Soft Skills" Can Advance Your Career

Sarah Goodell on June 11, 2013

A recent study found that while hard skills can land you the job, an increasing number of companies are looking for soft skills as well from job candidates.

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How-To Video Series Complete!

Amy Coleman on May 13, 2013

We're thrilled to announce the completion of our How-To video series made possible through a generous grant from the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund!

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Pitch Perfect - Crafting your Essential Elevator Speech

Amy Coleman on April 22, 2013

In today's job market, it's imperative to be able to effectively communicate your value as a potential employee in 15 seconds or less.

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How to Make a Resume Shine

Amy Coleman on April 5, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Resume

Your resume probably won’t get you the job, but it could get you the interview. CareerBuilder recently came out with a great infographic that's chock-full of tips & tricks to help guide the resume-crafting process.

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Achieving Work-Life Balance

Eva LaManna on April 2, 2013

Achieving a harmony between your work and personal life is no easy task, but is an important part of establishing and maintaining emotional balance.

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How To Maintain Focus at Work - Animated Video Series Debut

Amy Coleman on March 14, 2013

We're thrilled to announce the premier of How to Maintain Focus at Work, the first of our How-To video series made possible through a generous grant from the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund!

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Facebook and Your Privacy

Eva LaManna on February 11, 2013

We here at Cancer and Careers talk a lot about building and protecting your online brand. We urge our audience to think carefully about the personal information they post, as it could potentially hinder career success.

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Ticket to Work Helps the Transition

Eva LaManna on January 25, 2013

The Ticket To Work program is one of a number of Work Incentives available to those receiving SSI or SSDI.

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Introducing Our New Resume Review Service!

Sarah Goodell on January 17, 2013

The Cancer and Careers team is excited to announce that we are now offering a free resume review service to help get your resume in the best shape for job applications.

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Setting Boundaries When Telecommuting

Eva LaManna on December 3, 2012

A new study shows that telecommuting increases work hours and blurs the lines between work and home, making it important to set boundaries.

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Must-Have Job Skills in 2013

Amy Coleman on November 26, 2012

Change is a constant. And with 2013 just around the corner, this time of year is ripe for change. Whether you're investigating new job opportunities or an employee looking to get ahead and grow within your company, be sure you familiarize yourself with these must-have skills for 2013 that are imperative in an evolving economy & job market.

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Job Skills You Should List on Your Resume

Amy Coleman on October 23, 2012

We often hear that honing in on skills can be the toughest part of the resume writing process, leaving people feeling frustrated, self-conscious and disheartened. But it doesn't have to! Learn more about some tips for the best way to describe the skills you bring to the table.

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Setting Boundaries At Work

Eva LaManna on October 8, 2012

The Harvard Business Review recently published an article on setting boundaries on the sacrifices you are willing to make for work. While this is obviously important for all employees across the board, these boundaries can be especially necessary for cancer survivors.

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The Best Resources for Finding Nonprofit Jobs

Amy Coleman on September 24, 2012

For some people, seeking out a specific industry in their job search might not be a top priority. But for others who may be looking to make a lasting imprint on their community, their job search could be focused in the nonprofit field. Learn more about the best web resources for a nonprofit job search.

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CAC Welcomes a New Coach!

Rebecca Nellis on September 11, 2012

Today I am thrilled to announce the addition of our sixth coach, Bud Bilanich! Bud is a career success coach, leadership consultant, motivational speaker, bestselling author, influential blogger and cancer survivor.

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Choosing Whether or Not to Disclose

Eva LaManna on August 9, 2012

There's no one right way to handle the news of a cancer diagnosis, but how difficult is it for people to tell or not tell those in their life, and at what cost?

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Using Social Media in Your Job Search

Andrew Jacob on July 16, 2012

Sure, your social media presence could be held against you by an employer, but it might also help you more than you realize. Learn more about how your social media presence impacts your job search!

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Changing to a Non-profit Career After a Cancer Diagnosis

Amy Coleman on July 5, 2012

Sometimes the circumstances in our lives temporarily prevent us from making a shift. Or they make it possible.

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What to Do When You Lose Your Job

Amy Coleman on June 12, 2012

Whether you’ve been let go, have had to leave your job because you ran out of disability or needed time off to care for yourself or a loved one in the face of cancer diagnosis or treatment, losing your job can generate feelings of depression and low self-worth. Learn about some practical things you can do to regain a sense of control.

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