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When It’s Time for a Career Change

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on January 14, 2016

posted in Balancing Work & Cancer, Career Advice, Career Change, Meaningful Work

Citing a new perspective on life following a cancer diagnosis as the impetus, many survivors feel the desire to change careers. This is nothing to be afraid of! While fear can be a real obstacle to transitioning into a new line of work, gaining the confidence and making a plan to execute the change is key.

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How to Choose the Right Career Coach

Sarah Goodell on December 16, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Meaningful Work

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

posted in Career Change, Job Re-entry, Job Search, Meaningful Work, Resume

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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Using Social Skills to Stay Relevant

Maddy Meislin on September 17, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Meaningful Work, Networking, Resources

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

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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Online Resources for Professional Development

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 24, 2015

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, Job Search, Meaningful Work, Professional Development

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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Developing Your Personal Brand

Chrissy Brennan on August 18, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Employer, Meaningful Work

As we all know, job-hunting is hard — even in the best of circumstances. So it’s no surprise that when cancer is added to the mix, the process can often seem insurmountable...

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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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Tips on Finding Meaningful Work

Sarah Goodell on July 21, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Meaningful Work, Young Adults

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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