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Top 100 Companies in 2016 for Flexible Work

Kelsey Fenton on February 9, 2016

FlexJobs recently release their third annual list of top companies with remote jobs. This list may be a great place for you to start your job search if you're looking for telecommute-friendly jobs to help you manage side effects and treatment while at work.

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Finding the Job First

Maddy Meislin on February 3, 2016

As we all know, applying for a job through an online or public job posting can be extremely competitive. However, a recent Mediabistro article summarizes strategies to networking that can help you find out about a job opening before the rest of the masses:

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Refresh Your Job Search in 2016!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 21, 2016

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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Planning for Your Job Search in 2016

Kelsey Fenton on December 21, 2015

The holidays are a great time to visit with friends and family, reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next. But the busyness of the season can make it hard stay focused on the job-hunt. Here are some tips for maintaining momentum and finding out what the in-demand job trends are for 2016.

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How to Choose the Right Career Coach

Sarah Goodell on December 16, 2015

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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Resume Tips for Career Changers

Maddy Meislin on December 7, 2015

Many cancer survivors feel their diagnosis has inspired them to pursue a completely new career. However, changing from one field to another can be challenging. A few simple tweaks to your resume can help.

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The Power of Words...In a Resume

Chrissy Brennan on October 22, 2015

posted in Job Search, Resume

When it comes to your resume, a lot of information has to be conveyed in a limited amount of time and space. So what you include has to pack a punch!

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Simple Resume-Summary Formula

Kelsey Fenton on September 18, 2015

Many of our career coaches advocate for a “summary” or “profile” at the top of your resume. This is where the person reading your resume is going to get the most pertinent information about you and decide if he/she should continue reading. However, sometimes the most difficult part of writing a summary is getting started.

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Using Social Skills to Stay Relevant

Maddy Meislin on September 17, 2015

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

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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Online Resources for Professional Development

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 24, 2015

Professional development is essential whether you are actively employed, taking time off from work, job-hunting or looking to make a career change. And with the abundance of free courses available online today, learning new skills is easier than ever.

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Finding Employment After Cancer

Sarah Goodell on August 13, 2015

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

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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Interviewing for a Remote Job

Kelsey Fenton on June 5, 2015

We frequently talk about the benefits of telecommuting jobs for cancer patients and survivors - flexible hours to work around doctor appointments, working from home to help manage side effects, etc. If you're looking for flexible work, here are a few tips for interviewing for a remote job from an Idealist blog.

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Fresh Ideas for Your Resume & Cover Letter

Chrissy Brennan on February 24, 2015

Now that 2015 is under way, it's a good time to inject some renewed energy into your job search. Two easy ways to freshen things up are to tweak your resume and rethink your approach to writing cover letters.

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Job Searching During the Holidays

Kelsey Fenton on November 19, 2014

Looking for a job during the holiday season may feel daunting. It might feel like everyone is on vacation - and you might also want to take the time to be with friends and family. However, many companies are still looking to fill positions before the end of the year. Here are some tips for finding a job during the holidays.

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Building Your LinkedIn Network

Kelsey Fenton on October 23, 2014

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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How & Why You Should Write a Thank You Letter

Kelsey Fenton on August 26, 2014

posted in Interview, Job Search

Thank you letters are still essential to modern-day interview etiquette. Most employers will appreciate a thank you letter, if not expect one. Learn why thank you letters are especially beneficial for cancer survivors and how to write an impressive thank you letter.

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How to Add Accomplishments to Your Resume

Kelsey Fenton on July 31, 2014

posted in Job Search, Resume

One of the most effective ways to improve a resume is to turn a list of duties into a concrete list of accomplishments--and actually show a potential employer how well you made an impact in a role, not just what your role was. Included are tips to help you think of your own accomplishments for your resume!

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Tips on Finding Meaningful Work

Sarah Goodell on July 21, 2014

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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