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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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The Most Important Expert on Your Healthcare Team: You

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 2, 2015

posted in Balancing Work & Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis, Disclosure, Healthcare Professionals, Resources

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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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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“In the News” Case Study: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Maddy Meislin on June 24, 2015

posted in Chemotherapy, Disclosure, In the News

Though we normally share “work & cancer” stories on our Newsfeed, this week we wanted to take a more in-depth look at a one story that has been all over the media — that of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who recently disclosed his cancer diagnosis.

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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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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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Google Yourself - Part One

Kelsey Fenton on March 6, 2014

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

79% of employers Google job seeks before inviting them for an interview, so monitoring your online brand is crucial. This two-part blog will discuss the steps to take to improve your online brand if you do not currently have any profiles with your name in a Google search and how to lower the impact of unfavorable items about yourself online.

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Managing Stress while Working Through Cancer

Kelsey Fenton on March 4, 2014

posted in ADA, Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Disclosure, Side Effects, Young Adults, Flexible Work

Deciding whether to continue working during and/or after cancer treatment is difficult. The thought of managing the stress of your job and battling cancer can feel overwhelming, but your career is important for many reasons, including your financial stability and personal identity.

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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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How Work Helped Them

Eva LaManna on December 24, 2013

posted in Chemotherapy, Disclosure, Side Effects, Flexible Work

Two articles were recently published that profiled a patient going through treatment. Both of these subjects - Robin Quivers and Andrew Youssef - discussed the importance of work in their own lives.

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8 Tips to Prepare Your Job References

Sarah Goodell on September 9, 2013

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

Job references are a critical part of a job search, so be sure to thoroughly prepare your reference and not to let these common mistakes derail a prospective job offer.

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Cover Letter Quick Fixes

Eva LaManna on September 5, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Disclosure, Resume

How do you ensure that your cover letter not only imparts all necessary information, but is strong enough to get you through to the next round? Read on to learn more.

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Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Complaints on the Rise

Amy Coleman on August 22, 2013

posted in ADA, Disclosure, Discrimination, Employer

Employers are starting to realize just how careful they need to be when it comes to asking about employee health histories.

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A Guide to Facebook's Privacy Options

Sarah Goodell on March 18, 2013

posted in Disclosure

Last week the Wall Street Journal came out with a great infographic guiding you through the complex maze of Facebook's privacy settings. See some of the highlights here!

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Facebook and Your Privacy

Eva LaManna on February 11, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Disclosure

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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Clear Communication Key to A Supportive Work Environment

Amy Coleman on January 14, 2013

posted in Disclosure, Employer, HR

While there are many pieces to the puzzle of creating a supportive work environment for those living with cancer, clear communication is found to be the most important across the board.

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Former CEO Files Discrimination Claim

Amy Coleman on August 16, 2012

posted in Disability, Disclosure, Discrimination

Former CEO of Tuesday Morning Corp., Kathleen Mason, filed a discrimination claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In her complaint, filed August 1st, Mason said she "was fired based on a perceived disability," after informing the Board of Directors of her breast cancer diagnosis three weeks prior.

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Choosing Whether or Not to Disclose

Eva LaManna on August 9, 2012

posted in Career Advice, Disclosure

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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Disclosure at Work: What's Expected, Reasonable and Appropriate?

Amy Coleman on June 25, 2012

posted in Disclosure, Discrimination, Employer, HR, Legal

The Grand Rapids Press recently highlighted a two-part series on work and cancer focused on legal rights and disclosure. The second piece really got the Cancer and Careers team talking about what’s expected, reasonable and appropriate for people living with cancer and disclosure in the workplace.

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How Facebook's New Timeline Feature Can Hinder A Job Search

Alice McKenney on March 20, 2012

posted in Disclosure, Discrimination, Job Search

As many of us are aware at this point, Facebook Timeline is here to stay, and eventually we will all have to switch over. Do you know what to avoid doing on it so you don't mess up your job search?

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