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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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Increase in Remote Workforce Is Promising News for Working People with Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 16, 2015

posted in Chemo Brain, Employer, Flexible Work

A recent study revealed that the number of people telecommuting has increased significantly over the past 10 years, and that’s promising news for working people with cancer.

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What Are Employee Assistance Programs?

Kelsey Fenton on October 15, 2015

posted in EAP, Employer, Resources, Workforce

Find out what Employee Assistance Programs are, what they may offer for working people with cancer and what Cancer and Careers offers for EAPs.

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Job Interviews: How to Respond to Illegal Questions

Chrissy Brennan on September 8, 2015

posted in ADA, Career Change, Disability, Employer, Health, Job Re-entry, Workforce

Many cancer survivors are concerned that during a job interview, they may be asked about their health history. If you’re faced with an unlawful question, it’s important to know your rights — and how to respond.

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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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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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Questions & Answers About Cancer in the Workplace from the EEOC

Kelsey Fenton on July 30, 2015

posted in ADA, Coworker, Discrimination, Employer, Legal, Resources

We recently discovered a great resource from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) website that we wanted to share that contains valuable information about the ADA for cancer survivors.

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For Managers: Tips for Supervising Remote Employees

Kelsey Fenton on July 20, 2015

posted in Coworker, Employer, Flexible Work

Last week, we posted a blog about the benefits of remote work — for both the employer and the employee. And we frequently talk about the pros of working remotely, for cancer patients and survivors. But for some managers, overseeing an employee who works off-site can be a challenge. Read on for tips on supervising an employee who works remotely.

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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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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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Telecommuting is a Reasonable Accommodation!

Kelsey Fenton on June 4, 2014

posted in ADA, Employer, Legal, Young Adults, Flexible Work

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that telecommuting is a reasonable accommodation for workers who can’t make it to the office. This is great news for cancer patients and survivors who need a more flexible work option!

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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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Email Tips to Land the Interview

Kelsey Fenton on March 24, 2014

posted in Employer, Job Search, Resume

When applying for a job, the email you send with your resume and cover letter is just as important as its contents. This blog includes tips on how to write an effective email to a potential employer.

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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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Implications of Study on Employment-Related Needs of Survivors

Amy Coleman on January 23, 2014

posted in Employer, Healthcare Professionals, Job Search

As the rate of survivorship increases, so does the need for effective support programs - especially as it relates to the work force.

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Working from Home - a Delicate Balance

Amy Coleman on August 29, 2013

posted in ADA, Career Advice, Employer, Flexible Work

Whether you telecommute around the world or work from a home office, striking a balance between your work and personal lives is no easy feat.

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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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New Study on Communication After a Diagnosis

Sarah Goodell on July 9, 2013

posted in Employer

An interesting study published in the Psycho-Oncology Journal examined the impact of providing patients with communication skills training to aid their conversations with their employers after a cancer diagnosis.

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Making FMLA Work For You

Eva LaManna on February 19, 2013

posted in Disability, Employer, FMLA

NPR recently wrote a piece on the employee experience taking time off under the FMLA, and their findings illustrate how important it is to know the protections available at your company.

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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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