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Health Care Reform Survives!

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on June 28, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Take your online brand one step further

Alice McKenney on April 20, 2012

posted in Job Search, Networking

Are you looking to go beyond the standard resume? Are you willing to try new, tech-savvy, tactics to really give your work experience that wow factor? Got an up-to-date LinkedIn profile? Then it's time to try re.vu.

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Don't Miss SELF Workout in the Park!

Andrew Jacob on April 16, 2012

Join thousands of empowered women in NYC, Chicago and San Francisco as they dance, stretch and exercise with proceeds benefiting two amazing causes (one of them is us!).

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Slowing Down Can Increase Productivity

Eva LaManna on April 12, 2012

How avoiding multitasking and doing one thing at a time can actually help you accomplish more.

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Thought changing your Facebook privacy settings was enough? Think again!

Andrew Jacob on April 9, 2012

posted in Interview, Job Search

Thought your pictures and personal information were being shared just among friends? Your next employer may demand access to your Facebook account.

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Good News About Resume Gaps

Rebecca Nellis on April 5, 2012

posted in HR, Job Search, Resume

CareerBuilder found that 85% of hiring managers and HR managers are more understanding of employment gaps now than pre-recession.

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