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Meet the New Senior Manager of Programs!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on June 6, 2014

posted in Meet the Staff

There’s a saying among those of us who do cancer-related work that surviving and thriving during and after cancer treatment “takes a village.” Cancer and Careers plays a unique and vital role within the cancer support “village” and I couldn't be more excited about joining the dynamic team bringing the mission to life.

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Telecommuting is a Reasonable Accommodation!

Kelsey Fenton on June 4, 2014

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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Meet the New Associate Director of Programs!

Chrissy Brennan on May 22, 2014

posted in Meet the Staff

Hello! My name is Chrissy Brennan, and I’m thrilled to be joining Cancer and Careers as its new Associate Director of Programs. And what a time to start – just as the countdown begins to Cancer and Careers’ 4th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer.

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Beauty of Caring Event in Philadelphia

Sarah Goodell on May 15, 2014

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

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Cancer Organization Spotlight: Triage Cancer

Kelsey Fenton on May 12, 2014

Today we would like to spotlight our dear friends and community partner, Triage Cancer. You may already be familiar with them as they have graciously partnered with us for many of our events as our go-to cancer and employment legal experts. But we would like to share a little more about who they are and what they do!

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Employer's Offer More Flexibility (To An Extent)

Sarah Goodell on May 2, 2014

posted in Employer, HR

New research from the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management found that employers are more willing to offer options for day-to-day flexibility, but are less likely to offer more significant flexible work options, such as job-sharing or sabbaticals.

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Beauty with Benefits Recap

Kelsey Fenton on April 24, 2014

Last year, "QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits" premiered with the message that a little makeup and make a big difference, and it sure did! Not only did it allow us to provide new programs, but the passion, excitement, and love carried into this year's event and providing an even more spectacular show!

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Finding a new job within your organization

Kelsey Fenton on April 21, 2014

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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Beauty with Benefits this Thursday!

Sarah Goodell on April 14, 2014

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This celebration of cosmetics and compassion returns to QVC April 17, 2014 from 8-10pm ET, where QVC customers can get prestige beauty products while working people with cancer get the support they need as 80% of the purchase price* of donated merchandise benefits Cancer and Careers.

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4th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer is coming up!

Sarah Goodell on April 3, 2014

The conference will be held on Friday, June 13th in NYC and will explore the challenges working people face. The event is completely free to attend, so register today! Travel scholarship's still available!

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Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer Next Week!

Kelsey Fenton on March 31, 2014

posted in CAC Event, Event

We are only 10 days away from our first Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer in Chicago!

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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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Email Tips to Land the Interview

Kelsey Fenton on March 24, 2014

posted in Employer, Job Search, Resume

When applying for a job, the email you send with your resume and cover letter is just as important as its contents. This blog includes tips on how to write an effective email to a potential employer.

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SPA WEEK SPRING EVENT APRIL 21-27

Lindsay Mitcher on March 21, 2014

posted in Cause Marketing

Everyone deserves a little pampering, and we've got just the ticket!

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Skills and Keywords to Help You Land That Job

Sarah Goodell on March 13, 2014

posted in Job Search, Resume

LinkedIn's blog took a look at 2013 hiring trends to see who was getting hired the most and what they were doing. Read on for the 25 hottest skills of the past year and how to make your resume stand out with keywords. A link to our NEW Sample Keywords worksheet is included!

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Google Yourself - Part Two

Kelsey Fenton on March 10, 2014

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

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

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

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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Co-working as a New Telecommuting Option

Amy Coleman on February 25, 2014

New co-working spaces offer survivors an expanded opportunity to telecommute, collaborate and create community along the way.

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