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The Case for Working Remote Grows

Sarah Goodell on July 16, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Productivity, Research, Young Adults, Flexible Work

Despite the fact that the remote workforce continues to grow and evolve, there is still much debate about its benefits and productivity compared to those of a traditional workforce. A recent survey illustrates the positive aspects of remote work, which is often a great option for cancer patients and survivors who want to keep working.

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Asking for A Flexible Schedule

Sarah Goodell on December 4, 2014

posted in Productivity, Side Effects, Young Adults, Flexible Work

The Muse recently wrote a great post titled A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Any Work Schedule You Want, with some super relevant information for patients/survivors who need modified work schedules based on treatment and side-effects. Read on for tips on how to talk to your boss about getting a more flexible schedule!

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Chasing Life...and Work

Kelsey Fenton on August 7, 2014

posted in Young Adults

Chasing Life is a new series on ABCFamily about April Carver, a 24 year-old aspiring journalist, who learns she has Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The show follows her through many of the challenges that cancer patients face, including balancing work and cancer. Here are some highlights of April's work & cancer journey during the show.

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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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Resources for Coping with Financial Stress

Kelsey Fenton on July 9, 2014

posted in Financial, Free, Young Adults

Last month I wrote a blog about a new tool to encourage discussion between patients and physicians about financial stress. I would like to follow up this week with a few resources to help with coping with the high costs of cancer.

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Telecommuting is a Reasonable Accommodation!

Kelsey Fenton on June 4, 2014

posted in ADA, Employer, Legal, Young Adults, Flexible Work

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that telecommuting is a reasonable accommodation for workers who can’t make it to the office. This is great news for cancer patients and survivors who need a more flexible work option!

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Beauty of Caring Event in Philadelphia

Sarah Goodell on May 15, 2014

posted in Beauty of Caring, Career Advice, Career Change, Event, Interview, Job Search, Young Adults

We're heading to Philly with SELF and Shiseido Cosmetics for an evening of expert career coaching and beauty tips!

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Finding a new job within your organization

Kelsey Fenton on April 21, 2014

posted in ADA, Career Advice, Career Change, Disability, Job Search, Young Adults

Many cancer patients need to set up accommodations in their workplace in order to keep working, but sometimes a new role within their company or organization is the answer to managing manage treatment side-effects and workload.

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A Discussion on Millennials and Cancer

Kelsey Fenton on March 27, 2014

posted in Young Adults

Yesterday's MashableSpotlight article highlighted the story of Jenna Benn. She's a 29-year-old from Chicago, who's life was falling into place: a great job, friends, and new apartment--when she found out she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of blood cancer called gray zone lymphoma.

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Google Yourself - Part Two

Kelsey Fenton on March 10, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Disclosure, Interview, Job Search, Online Reputation Management, Young Adults

Part Two discusses a variety of strategies to lessen the impact of unwanted information about yourself in a Google search.

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Google Yourself - Part One

Kelsey Fenton on March 6, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Disclosure, Employer, Interview, Job Search, Online Reputation Management, Resume, Young Adults

79% of employers Google job seeks before inviting them for an interview, so monitoring your online brand is crucial. This two-part blog will discuss the steps to take to improve your online brand if you do not currently have any profiles with your name in a Google search and how to lower the impact of unfavorable items about yourself online.

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Managing Stress while Working Through Cancer

Kelsey Fenton on March 4, 2014

posted in ADA, Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Disclosure, Side Effects, Young Adults, Flexible Work

Deciding whether to continue working during and/or after cancer treatment is difficult. The thought of managing the stress of your job and battling cancer can feel overwhelming, but your career is important for many reasons, including your financial stability and personal identity.

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NEW Job Search Toolkit!

Sarah Goodell on February 27, 2014

posted in CAC Resource, Career Advice, Career Change, Disclosure, Interview, Job Search, Networking, Resume, Young Adults, Flexible Work

We're thrilled to announce that our brand new Job Search Toolkit is now available for free order and download! Read on for an overview of the new publication and where to order your copy today!

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Key Settings To Control Your Privacy on Facebook

Sarah Goodell on January 31, 2014

posted in Job Search, Networking, Young Adults

A recent article from the New York Times examines key settings that can help you quickly gain more control over your Facebook privacy. Read on for insight and advice on privacy tactics.

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20 Pain-free Networking Ideas

Kelsey Fenton on January 27, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Job Search, Networking, Young Adults

People often associate networking with feelings of anxiety and awkwardness. However, networking doesn't have to be so intimidating!

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Register Now for the Affordable Care Act Webinar Series!

Kelsey Fenton on January 10, 2014

posted in Affordable Care Act, CAC Event, Free, Legal, Young Adults, Health Insurance

We are excited to announce that registration is now OPEN for our brand-new webinar series on the Affordable Care Act!

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Work and School Provide a Buffer for AYA Patients & Survivors

Amy Coleman on October 29, 2013

posted in Side Effects, Young Adults

A new study from the University of Michigan confirms that being engaged in some type of work greatly improves length, severity of psychological distress for the AYA population.

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Cancer Survivor Keeps on Running - Inspiration for a Career Change

Amy Coleman on July 29, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Young Adults

Once you've coped with cancer, life isn't the same. Read one woman's story and some other thoughts on a cancer journey as inspiration for change.

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Join Our Young Adult Support Group!

Sarah Goodell on January 28, 2013

posted in CAC Resource, Young Adults

Are you between the ages of 21 and 40? Do you need a place to talk about the challenges of work and cancer? Would you like to connect with your peers?

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"Chemocation": A Comedian Talks Work & Cancer

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on October 11, 2012

posted in Guest Blogger, Young Adults

Writer, comedian, and self-proclaimed "Fresca enthusiast" H. Alan Scott shares his tales of balancing work and cancer in this new (and hilarious) guest blog!

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