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Staying Optimistic in a Job Search

Amy Coleman on October 1, 2013

posted in Job Search

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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Taste-Testing a Second Career, With a Mentor

Sarah Goodell on September 23, 2013

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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8 Tips to Prepare Your Job References

Sarah Goodell on September 9, 2013

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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How "Soft Skills" Can Advance Your Career

Sarah Goodell on June 11, 2013

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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Finding a Job Via Social Media

Sarah Goodell on May 31, 2013

posted in Job Search, Networking

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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Pinterest as a Visual Resume

Amy Coleman on May 3, 2013

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

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How to Use Social Media in Your Job Search

Sarah Goodell on April 23, 2013

posted in Job Search, Networking

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

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Pitch Perfect - Crafting your Essential Elevator Speech

Amy Coleman on April 22, 2013

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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Get Your Resume Seen

Sarah Goodell on February 6, 2013

posted in Job Search, Resume

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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Introducing Our New Resume Review Service!

Sarah Goodell on January 17, 2013

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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The Most Important Questions To Ask Before A Job Interview

Sarah Goodell on January 10, 2013

posted in Interview, Job Search

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

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Debunking Myths about Job Searching During the Holidays

Amy Coleman on December 6, 2012

posted in Job Search, Networking

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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New Articles on Interviewing!

Sarah Goodell on November 27, 2012

posted in Interview, Job Search

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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Must-Have Job Skills in 2013

Amy Coleman on November 26, 2012

Change is a constant. And with 2013 just around the corner, this time of year is ripe for change. Whether you're investigating new job opportunities or an employee looking to get ahead and grow within your company, be sure you familiarize yourself with these must-have skills for 2013 that are imperative in an evolving economy & job market.

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Great Resources From FlexJobs' Blog

Amy Coleman on November 8, 2012

We are always on the lookout for valuable information to share, and we found some great articles from our partners at FlexJobs.com.

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The Art of Networking in Cyberspace

Amy Coleman on November 2, 2012

posted in Job Search, Networking

Networking is essential, whether you're doing so to secure employment or expand your circle. With all that technology has to offer these days, maintaining meaningful connections in cyberspace can be a challenge. But it's possible - and beneficial.

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Searching for Jobs While Unemployed

Sarah Goodell on November 1, 2012

posted in Job Search

Nick Corcodilos, host of the website Asktheheadhunter.com, recently provided some great advice on the best ways to search for a job when unemployed.

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Job Skills You Should List on Your Resume

Amy Coleman on October 23, 2012

We often hear that honing in on skills can be the toughest part of the resume writing process, leaving people feeling frustrated, self-conscious and disheartened. But it doesn't have to! Learn more about some tips for the best way to describe the skills you bring to the table.

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The Best Resources for Finding Nonprofit Jobs

Amy Coleman on September 24, 2012

For some people, seeking out a specific industry in their job search might not be a top priority. But for others who may be looking to make a lasting imprint on their community, their job search could be focused in the nonprofit field. Learn more about the best web resources for a nonprofit job search.

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CAC Welcomes a New Coach!

Rebecca Nellis on September 11, 2012

Today I am thrilled to announce the addition of our sixth coach, Bud Bilanich! Bud is a career success coach, leadership consultant, motivational speaker, bestselling author, influential blogger and cancer survivor.

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