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Meet the New Program Coordinator

Sarah Goodell on July 19, 2012

posted in Meet the Staff

Hi! I’m Sarah and I’m very excited to be joining the Cancer and Careers team as the new Program Coordinator.

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Using Social Media in Your Job Search

Andrew Jacob on July 16, 2012

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search

Sure, your social media presence could be held against you by an employer, but it might also help you more than you realize. Learn more about how your social media presence impacts your job search!

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Get your legal, insurance, and career questions answered next week!

Alice McKenney on July 12, 2012

posted in Ask The Experts, CAC Event, Free

Next Thursday we are hosting another one of our acclaimed Ask The Experts teleconferences. Be sure to register now to get in on the information!

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National Conference on Work & Cancer Recap

Alice McKenney on July 9, 2012

posted in CAC Event, National Conference on Work & Cancer

The 2nd annual National Conference on Work & Cancer was June 22nd, and it was quite the exciting day! The day long event included sessions on job search, working during treatment and legal issues (just to name a few) and had a record number of attendees. We've gotten the pictures back from the event and wanted to share with everyone!

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Changing to a Non-profit Career After a Cancer Diagnosis

Amy Coleman on July 5, 2012

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search

Sometimes the circumstances in our lives temporarily prevent us from making a shift. Or they make it possible.

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Health Care Reform Survives!

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on June 28, 2012

posted in Guest Blogger, Legal, Health Insurance

Today was a historic day for the country and those coping with cancer: the Supreme Court of the United States released a decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (aka 'healthcare reform' or 'Obamacare').

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Disclosure at Work: What's Expected, Reasonable and Appropriate?

Amy Coleman on June 25, 2012

posted in Disclosure, Discrimination, Employer, HR, Legal

The Grand Rapids Press recently highlighted a two-part series on work and cancer focused on legal rights and disclosure. The second piece really got the Cancer and Careers team talking about what’s expected, reasonable and appropriate for people living with cancer and disclosure in the workplace.

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What to Do When You Lose Your Job

Amy Coleman on June 12, 2012

posted in Career Advice, Job Search, Networking, Resume

Whether you’ve been let go, have had to leave your job because you ran out of disability or needed time off to care for yourself or a loved one in the face of cancer diagnosis or treatment, losing your job can generate feelings of depression and low self-worth. Learn about some practical things you can do to regain a sense of control.

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Three New Job Search Videos

Alice McKenney on June 8, 2012

posted in HR, Interview, Job Search, Networking, Resume

Networking, Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn. If you're like many other people, the idea of doing all of these things simultaneously can be mind boggling. Our new videos can help ease your fears!

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Spotlight: Beauty of Caring Community Partners

Eva LaManna on June 5, 2012

posted in Beauty of Caring, Cancer Organization Spotlight

We are so privileged to be working with three incredible organizations in the cancer community on our Beauty of Caring event in Miami.

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Meet the New Manager of Programs

Amy Coleman on May 31, 2012

posted in Meet the Staff

Hi there! I’m Amy and I’m thrilled to be the newest addition to the Cancer and Careers team as a Manager of Programs.

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Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals Recap

Eva LaManna on May 25, 2012

posted in Event, Healthcare Professionals

We just wrapped up our last session of the Spring Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals, and the results were excellent!

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Dealing with cancer on a low income

Alice McKenney on May 21, 2012

posted in CAC Resource, Free

If your financial resources are stretched to the limit, our new Survival Guide to Cancer on a Shoestring offers information on how to control your medical costs; find financial assistance for medical care; get free legal advice; and more.

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Beauty of Caring Event in Miami

Eva LaManna on May 17, 2012

posted in Beauty of Caring, Career Advice, Event

Register now for our FREE event featuring expert career coaching and beauty tips!

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Are you a fan of CAC? Let the world know!

Trevel Balser on May 14, 2012

posted in CAC Community Ambassador

An easy way to show your support of CAC is to write a glowing review on GreatNonprofits.org

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What do recruiters look for?

Alice McKenney on May 10, 2012

posted in Employer, Interview, Job Search, Resume

Six seconds. That's all the time the average recruiter takes to look at your resume. There are some basic pieces every resume should make stand out so they aren't missed - do you know what they are?

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What Makes a Good Employee Great

Eva LaManna on May 8, 2012

posted in Career Advice, Employer, Job Search

Inc. Magazine recently compiled a list of 8 hard-to-define qualities that can set you apart from others and make you a "remarkable employee."

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Announcing Our Newest Cause Marketing Partners

Trevel Balser on May 2, 2012

posted in Cause Marketing, Fundraiser

Thank you to Cos Bar and Lipsmart for their support of CAC!

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National Cancer Legal Services Network

Alice McKenney on April 26, 2012

posted in Cancer Organization Spotlight, Legal, Health Insurance

Legal issues is one of the largest needs our users have and we often bring in experts to address them and provide assistance. So when we heard about the National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN), it was only fitting that we spread the word!

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Feeling job search fatigue? It's time to simplify your search

Andrew Jacob on April 23, 2012

posted in Career Change, Job Search

Chances are you're looking for a new job online (or will be soon) and thus you're looking at dozens of sites and thousands of listings. Read more to find an incredible resource to increase your chances and decrease the hassle.

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