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Work-at-Home Job Options

Sarah Goodell on August 13, 2012

posted in Career Change, Employer, Job Search, Flexible Work

More and more people are choosing to work from home - learn about industries that are growing in this area and see if these more flexible job options might be right for you.

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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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What do recruiters look for?

Alice McKenney on May 10, 2012

posted in Employer, Interview, Job Search, Resume

Six seconds. That's all the time the average recruiter takes to look at your resume. There are some basic pieces every resume should make stand out so they aren't missed - do you know what they are?

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What Makes a Good Employee Great

Eva LaManna on May 8, 2012

posted in Career Advice, Employer, Job Search

Inc. Magazine recently compiled a list of 8 hard-to-define qualities that can set you apart from others and make you a "remarkable employee."

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Six Questions to Ask in Interviews

Eva LaManna on March 29, 2012

posted in Career Advice, Employer, Interview, Job Search

Six great questions to ask a potential employer in a job interview that will have you leaving a positive impression.

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Can You Be Fired for Your Genes?

Eva LaManna on March 16, 2012

posted in Discrimination, Employer, Legal

A recent article discusses the increase in genetic discrimination complaints, and how that relates to cancer in the workplace.

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Spotlight: WhatNext

Eva LaManna on February 14, 2012

posted in Cancer Organization Spotlight, Career Advice, Disclosure, Employer, Networking

WhatNext is an excellent online networking resource for patients and survivors alike to connect to others with a similar diagnosis, share their story, and ask for expert opinions. Cancer and Careers was recently chosen to offer advice regarding the issues surrounding work & cancer.

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Ticket to Work

Alice McKenney on January 23, 2012

posted in Disability, Employer, Financial, Job Search, Health Insurance

Are you receiving SSI or SSDI payments? Do you want to obtain vocational rehabilitation, training, job referrals and other employment support services free of charge? Then the Ticket to Work program is... well... your ticket!

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Introducing our Newest Publication: "The Manager's Kit"

Melissa DeLeo on October 31, 2011

posted in ADA, Career Advice, Disclosure, Discrimination, Employer, FMLA, Free

You’ve decided to disclose your cancer diagnosis to your employer, what’s next? The Manager’s Kit is designed for you to give to your boss to help start or smooth the conversation. We've laid out the "need-to-know" laws that relate to cancer in the workplace, successful workplace strategies and tips for working with your HR department.

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Your Online Brand

Rebecca Nellis on October 17, 2011

posted in Career Advice, Disclosure, Employer, Job Search

Social media has become an incredibly important and valuable component to survivorship, providing immediate support and community but there are things to consider.

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Niche Job Sites: A Job Seeker's Best Friend

Melissa DeLeo on October 10, 2011

posted in Career Change, Employer, Job Search, Resume

Tired of endlessly clicking through general job boards? Exhausted of being frustrated and confused rather than employed? Niche job sites may be exactly what you are missing.

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Are You Sabotaging Your Job Search?

Melissa DeLeo on September 19, 2011

posted in Career Advice, Employer, Interview, Job Search, Resume

The interview process can be an incredible mixture of nerves and adrenaline. And the desire to land the job can also be your Achilles’ heel. Check out this blog to learn if your interview actions are setting you up for success or leading you to failure.

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What you Need to Know about Your Resume References

Melissa DeLeo on September 12, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, Career Advice, Career Change, Employer, Free, Interview, Job Search, Resume

A personal reference can be the make or break factor in landing a new job. Learn how to set yourself up for success.

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Self-Employment for Survivors

Melissa DeLeo on August 15, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, Career Advice, Career Change, Employer, Flexible Work

Whether you are just now starting to consider self-employment or you are a seasoned self starter, Cancer and Careers can help you along the way.

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Is Your Career the Right Fit for You?

Melissa DeLeo on July 26, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, Career Advice, Employer, National Conference on Work & Cancer, Resume

Gaining an objective understanding of your abilities, preferences, values and interests is a fundamental step in determining your best career fit. Explore Julie Jansen's list of reflective questions from CAC's National Work & Cancer Conference to see how your job measures up.

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10 Things To Avoid On Your Resume

Andrew Jacob on July 21, 2011

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Employer, Free, Job Search, Resume

Your resume is your first impression to a prospective employer. What kind of impression are you making? Read more to learn what should not be in your resume.

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Telling Your Employer, part 2

Alice McKenney on June 22, 2009

posted in Employer, HR

If you do decide to tell your employer, the next question is who should you tell -- your boss, human resources, co-workers? And how should you handle it if you're the boss? The answer is different for everyone,

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