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Preparing Your Home Work Space

Kelsey Fenton on November 30, 2015

Staying productive on the job can be difficult when you work from home. A recent article from attn: offers advice on how to remain engaged and effective. Step one: Evaluate your work space.

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CAC’s Inaugural West Coast Conference

Chrissy Brennan on November 24, 2015

posted in CAC Event

Our first official conference in Los Angeles was extremely well received, with 100% of survey respondents saying they’d recommend the program to others.

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New Financial Consulting Program!

Sarah Goodell on November 18, 2015

posted in Financial, Resources

This fall we launched our first-ever Financial Consulting Program, in partnership with Morris Retirement Advisors. The program provides cancer patients and survivors with the opportunity to get free financial guidance to help alleviate the economic stress that all too often accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

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Increase in Remote Workforce Is Promising News for Working People with Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 16, 2015

A recent study revealed that the number of people telecommuting has increased significantly over the past 10 years, and that’s promising news for working people with cancer.

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Setting Professional Boundaries

Maddy Meislin on November 12, 2015

Managing your workload can be challenging in general — even more so when you have cancer. We offer tips for determining what you can reasonably handle and how best to communicate it.

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Exercise to Ease Side Effects at Work

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on November 9, 2015

More studies are showing that exercise can improve side effects caused by chemotherapy — it may also help you be more alert, energetic and productive during your workday.

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New Micro-Grants Program for Professional Development!

Kelsey Fenton on November 5, 2015

Due to the tremendous success of our initial Professional Development Micro-Grants program, launched earlier this year, we are excited to announce that we are offering this program again for 2016!

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The Most Important Expert on Your Healthcare Team: You

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 2, 2015

You are the world’s leading authority on your life and work. When mapping a plan for working through treatment, it’s important to marry your expertise with that of various members of your healthcare team.

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Ticket to Work

Maddy Meislin on October 28, 2015

Marty Davis was a general contractor who owned his own construction company when he was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer.

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Handling Personal Calls at Work

Kelsey Fenton on October 26, 2015

Being able to use a personal cell phone while on the job is essential for many cancer survivors. Learn tips for maintaining good cell phone etiquette at the office.

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The Power of Words...In a Resume

Chrissy Brennan on October 22, 2015

posted in Job Search, Resume

When it comes to your resume, a lot of information has to be conveyed in a limited amount of time and space. So what you include has to pack a punch!

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When Cancer Comes Back

Sarah Goodell on October 19, 2015

WebMD recently published an article on how to handle being told that you have cancer — again. This can be incredibly overwhelming news; but once you get past the initial shock, there are key facts you should focus on to help you get through the rest.

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What Are Employee Assistance Programs?

Kelsey Fenton on October 15, 2015

Find out what Employee Assistance Programs are, what they may offer for working people with cancer and what Cancer and Careers offers for EAPs.

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Meet CAC’s Newest Team Member

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on October 12, 2015

My name is Nicole Shaffer and I’m thrilled to be the new Manager of Programs at Cancer and Careers. The work CAC is doing holds a special place in my heart.

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Disclosure: No Right or Wrong

Maddy Meislin on October 8, 2015

One of the biggest challenges employees with cancer face is deciding whether to share their diagnosis with their employer and/or coworkers — then determining what and whom to tell.

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Shop These Beauty Buys Benefiting Cancer and Careers

Lindsay Mitcher on October 5, 2015

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

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Bad at Multitasking? Here’s Why We All Are.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on October 1, 2015

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An effective tip for staying focused at work is to let go of the idea of multitasking, because as it turns out, you were probably never very good at it to begin with.

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Developing Job Skills Easily — And on the Cheap!

Chrissy Brennan on September 28, 2015

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Whether you're looking to hone your skills or develop new ones, one site, in particular, offers some cost-effective options.

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Majority of Cancer Patients Want to Stay on the Job, Despite Workplace Challenges

Sarah Goodell on September 23, 2015

posted in Research

Last week we released the findings from our 2015 national survey with Harris Poll to better understand the needs and attitudes of currently employed and unemployed U.S. cancer patients and survivors. Read on for highlights!

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Simple Resume-Summary Formula

Kelsey Fenton on September 18, 2015

Many of our career coaches advocate for a “summary” or “profile” at the top of your resume. This is where the person reading your resume is going to get the most pertinent information about you and decide if he/she should continue reading. However, sometimes the most difficult part of writing a summary is getting started.

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