Be the Boss Over Cancer

According to a new study out of Carnegie Mellon University, between 10% and one third of US employers seeking new talent search social networks for info early on in hiring process.

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Although it’s illegal for employers to ask specifics about health, it’s not out of the ordinary for them to inquire about a gap in employment during an interview. To make sure you stay in control and feel prepared, it’s wise to decide ahead of time what you will say.

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For many job-seeking survivors, a big question is whether and how to address your cancer in an interview.

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Our new article on mastering your cover letter discusses some issues survivors face and offers tips for getting your foot in the door.

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Do you feel like you have a pretty good idea of how to use LinkedIn? A recent article on Forbes lists five new strategies to help you get the most out of this versatile tool.

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Register now for our Job Search Call of 2013 and learn how to put your best foot forward when conducting a job search!

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One of the most popular downloads on Idealist.org in the past few weeks has been of a list of questions to help find your passion and dream job. Read about their recommendations and the top questions to ask yourself here.

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We often hear from survivors who express frustration during a job search, whether they're returning to work after time off for treatment or looking for a new position. Here are some ways to stay optimistic amidst the roller coaster of challenges that might come up.

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Thinking about a second career? Hiring a mentor can help you get there and is easier than ever with a new service that connects those seeking a career change with mentors in over 200 fields.

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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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A recent study found that while hard skills can land you the job, an increasing number of companies are looking for soft skills as well from job candidates.

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The Wall Street Journal hosted a Twitter chat earlier this spring to gain more insight into the trend of using social media for professional purposes. See some of their great tips here.

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Putting your best professional self forward, one pin at a time.

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Being slightly more savvy about how you present yourself online can have a big impact on your job prospects.

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In today's job market, it's imperative to be able to effectively communicate your value as a potential employee in 15 seconds or less.

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Do you ever feel like you're just sending your resume into a black hole? Here are some tips to help get your resume through the applicant filtering technologies that many companies are using today.

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The Cancer and Careers team is excited to announce that we are now offering a free resume review service to help get your resume in the best shape for job applications.

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There are tons of questions to consider when preparing for an interview, but which ones are the most critical?

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A common misconception is that job hunting during the holiday season is a waste of time. But those who think that companies put hiring on hold until the new year may be missing out on some great opportunities.

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We recently added two new articles under the Looking for Work section of our website - Mock Interviews and Interviewing Methods and Tips. Read about some of the highlights and then go check them out yourself!

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