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How Work Helped Them

Eva LaManna on December 24, 2013

posted in Chemotherapy, Disclosure, Side Effects, Flexible Work

Two articles were recently published that profiled a patient going through treatment. Both of these subjects - Robin Quivers and Andrew Youssef - discussed the importance of work in their own lives.

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CAC in the News!

Sarah Goodell on December 16, 2013

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Cancer and Careers has been featured in a few news stories recently, read on for an overview and highlights!

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Meet the New Program Coordinator!

Kelsey Fenton on December 12, 2013

posted in Meet the Staff

Hello! My name is Kelsey and I am the new Program Coordinator for Cancer and Careers, taking over for Sarah who has been promoted to Associate Manager of Programs.

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New Study Examines Hiring Managers' Use of Social Media in Application Reviews

Amy Coleman on December 9, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search

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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The "Swivel"

Rebecca Nellis on December 2, 2013

posted in Interview, Job Search

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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1 Million for Work Flexibility Campaign

Kate Sweeney on November 26, 2013

posted in CAC Resource, Free, Flexible Work

FlexJobs recently launched their 1 Million for Work Flexibility campaign, exciting news for anyone looking for better work-life balance

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Should I disclose a cancer diagnosis during a job interview?

Rebecca Nellis on November 18, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Interview, Job Search

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

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Accomplishing Remarkable Feats!

Lindsay Mitcher on November 18, 2013

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When reading stories like this one, we are reminded that the work of Cancer and Careers truly impacts lives on a tangible, practical and emotional level – and that together, we can accomplish remarkable feats.

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New Article on Cover Letters

Eva LaManna on November 14, 2013

posted in CAC Resource, Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Resume

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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Five New Strategies for LinkedIn

Sarah Goodell on November 11, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Free, Job Search

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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Chemo Brain & Work

Amy Coleman on November 7, 2013

posted in Chemo Brain, Chemotherapy

Survivors often cite chemo brain as one of their toughest challenges once they return to work during or after treatment. The NYT recently shared a personal account of living with cognitive side effects of chemo. Read on to learn how to manage the effects of chemo brain at work.

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Final Job Search teleconference of the year - Register Now!

Sarah Goodell on November 5, 2013

posted in CAC Resource, Job Search

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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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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27 Questions to Help You Find Your Passion

Sarah Goodell on October 24, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search

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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Think Pink and Support CAC while Shopping!

Lindsay Mitcher on October 10, 2013

posted in Cause Marketing

This October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the following brands are helping Cancer and Careers raise awareness and money by donating a portion of the proceeds from some of their top selling products!

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Affordable Care Act Marketplaces Explained

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on October 8, 2013

posted in Legal, Health Insurance

On October 1, 2013, the State Health Insurance Marketplaces opened for business across the country. Guest blogger Joanna Morales, Esq. explains the most important details of this new way to get health insurance.

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Meet the New Director of Development

Becky Nelson on October 4, 2013

posted in Meet the Staff

My name is Becky Nelson and I am so excited to join the Cancer and Careers family as Director of Development.

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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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Disclosing a Hidden Disability

Eva LaManna on September 27, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Interview, Legal

The NY Times explores whether or not to disclose a hidden disability in a job interview.

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Taste-Testing a Second Career, With a Mentor

Sarah Goodell on September 23, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search

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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