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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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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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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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"Essential Function of the Job" According to the ADA

Rachel Becker, LMSW on July 27, 2015

posted in ADA, In the News, Legal

An appeals court in Virginia upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the EEOC on behalf of a breast cancer survivor who had been let go from her job after treatment left her unable to do heavy lifting. The court's final ruling was that the firing was not a violation of the ADA, because lifting was an essential function of the job.

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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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CAC & Pfizer Survey Finds Work Aids Working Women with Cancer Recovery

Sarah Goodell on December 17, 2014

posted in In the News, Research

Pfizer recently released the findings of a study conducted in collaboration with Cancer and Careers, Supporting Workplace Conversations. The findings shed light on breast cancer in the workplace from the perspective of working women with the disease, employers and healthcare professionals.

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Sports Figures Working (& Playing) Through Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 11, 2014

posted in Career Change, In the News, Meaningful Work, Side Effects

Recently, the newswires have displayed an uptick in stories about sports figures working through cancer. The take away? That athletes face the same work-related challenges as patients and survivors with less-public lives.

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