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Refresh Your Job Search in 2016!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 21, 2016

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, CAC Resource, Career Advice, Career Change, Cover Letter, Disclosure, Interview, Job Re-entry, Job Search, LinkedIn, Online Reputation Management, Resume

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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When It’s Time for a Career Change

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on January 14, 2016

posted in Balancing Work & Cancer, Career Advice, Career Change, Meaningful Work

Citing a new perspective on life following a cancer diagnosis as the impetus, many survivors feel the desire to change careers. This is nothing to be afraid of! While fear can be a real obstacle to transitioning into a new line of work, gaining the confidence and making a plan to execute the change is key.

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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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Setting Professional Boundaries

Maddy Meislin on November 12, 2015

posted in At Work, Balancing Work & Cancer, Be the Boss Over Cancer, Career Advice

Managing your workload can be challenging in general — even more so when you have cancer. We offer tips for determining what you can reasonably handle and how best to communicate it.

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Disclosure: No Right or Wrong

Maddy Meislin on October 8, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Disclosure, In the News

One of the biggest challenges employees with cancer face is deciding whether to share their diagnosis with their employer and/or coworkers — then determining what and whom to tell.

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Using Social Skills to Stay Relevant

Maddy Meislin on September 17, 2015

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

If you are looking for a new job, you may want to consider looking for one that requires social skills over specialized technical skills.

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Customizing the Order of Your Resume

Maddy Meislin on August 27, 2015

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, Career Advice, Career Change, Employer, In the News, Job Search, Meaningful Work, Resources, Resume

One step to crafting an effective resume is organizing all the sections in the correct order. Career specialist Lily Zhang recommends tailoring the order of your resume based on the position you are seeking and your specific situation.

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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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Humans or Robots: Who Is Reading Your Resume?

Maddy Meislin on August 10, 2015

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, CAC Resource, Career Advice, Career Change, In the News, Job Search, LinkedIn, Resources, Resume

Daily Muse, Inc, and DailyWorth recently published an informative article titled “4 Lies (and 1 Truth) About Applicant Tracking Systems,” which addresses the following important question: Should we be crafting our resumes for machines or humans?

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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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Don't Let Cancer Stop You

Maddy Meislin on July 13, 2015

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, Career Advice, Chemotherapy, Side Effects

Facing a cancer diagnosis can cause stress that leads you to give up some of your normal routines and activities you love. For many of us, our identity is rooted in our work and our interests. Your doctor can help you establish a treatment plan that enables you to continue engaging in those activities.

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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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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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Building Your LinkedIn Network

Kelsey Fenton on October 23, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Job Search, LinkedIn, Networking

Because 85% of jobs are found through networking, and not job boards, we advocate a lot for using LinkedIn to build your professional network. However, just creating a good LinkedIn profile won’t be enough to build connections – it requires frequent engagement. Here are some tips to build your LinkedIn network.

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Developing Your Personal Brand

Chrissy Brennan on August 18, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Employer, Meaningful Work

As we all know, job-hunting is hard — even in the best of circumstances. So it’s no surprise that when cancer is added to the mix, the process can often seem insurmountable...

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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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Finding a new job within your organization

Kelsey Fenton on April 21, 2014

posted in ADA, Career Advice, Career Change, Disability, Job Search, Young Adults

Many cancer patients need to set up accommodations in their workplace in order to keep working, but sometimes a new role within their company or organization is the answer to managing manage treatment side-effects and workload.

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Google Yourself - Part Two

Kelsey Fenton on March 10, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Disclosure, Interview, Job Search, Online Reputation Management, Young Adults

Part Two discusses a variety of strategies to lessen the impact of unwanted information about yourself in a Google search.

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