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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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Cancer and Careers and Spa Week

Elissa Burnstein on September 16, 2013

posted in Cause Marketing

Everyone deserves a little pampering, and we’ve got just the ticket: Spa Week Fall 2013 is taking place October 14-20 at spas all over the country!

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Study Explores Survivors Returning to Work

Eva LaManna on September 13, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Career Change

A recent study sheds light on cancer survivors' ability to return to work following treatment.

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8 Tips to Prepare Your Job References

Sarah Goodell on September 9, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Disclosure, Job Search

Job references are a critical part of a job search, so be sure to thoroughly prepare your reference and not to let these common mistakes derail a prospective job offer.

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Cover Letter Quick Fixes

Eva LaManna on September 5, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Disclosure, Resume

How do you ensure that your cover letter not only imparts all necessary information, but is strong enough to get you through to the next round? Read on to learn more.

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Working from Home - a Delicate Balance

Amy Coleman on August 29, 2013

posted in ADA, Career Advice, Employer, Flexible Work

Whether you telecommute around the world or work from a home office, striking a balance between your work and personal lives is no easy feat.

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Beauty of Caring is headed to Seattle!

Sarah Goodell on August 26, 2013

posted in Beauty of Caring

We're looking forward to another great evening with our partners and friends in the Seattle area on September 24th. Register now if you're in the area!

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Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Complaints on the Rise

Amy Coleman on August 22, 2013

posted in ADA, Disclosure, Discrimination, Employer

Employers are starting to realize just how careful they need to be when it comes to asking about employee health histories.

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Explaining Career Transitions

Eva LaManna on August 15, 2013

posted in Career Change

We often hear that a cancer diagnosis can be an inspiration for change, but it can be difficult figuring out how to explain such a shift to future employers.

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Meet the New Development Manager

Lindsay Mitcher on August 8, 2013

posted in Meet the Staff

I am so thrilled to join the Cancer and Careers team!

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Ask the Experts Teleconference Tackles Side Effects at Work

Eva LaManna on August 5, 2013

posted in Ask The Experts, CAC Event, Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Side Effects

During July's Ask The Experts teleconference a number of questions came up regarding how to handle treatment side effects at work. Take a look at what our panel of experts had to say.

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Farewell!

Andrew Jacob on August 1, 2013

posted in Meet the Staff

After three years with Cancer and Careers, I am leaving for law school. Thank you to everyone who's helped me along the way!

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Cancer Survivor Keeps on Running - Inspiration for a Career Change

Amy Coleman on July 29, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Young Adults

Once you've coped with cancer, life isn't the same. Read one woman's story and some other thoughts on a cancer journey as inspiration for change.

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#GivingTuesday in July!

Elissa Burnstein on July 22, 2013

posted in Fundraiser

I know it’s only July, but at CAC, we’ve already started getting into the holiday spirit. For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been feeling particularly festive and generous, and it’s because we’ve had #GivingTuesday on our minds.

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An Inspiring Night in Dallas

Sarah Goodell on July 18, 2013

posted in Beauty of Caring, CAC Event

Last month Cancer and Careers was in Texas with SELF Magazine and Shiseido Cosmetics for another successful Beauty of Caring event!

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A Career Coach Dishes on Finding Success

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on July 15, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Guest Blogger

Read on for seven steps to creating a successful career by our expert career coach Bud Bilanich.

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New Study on Communication After a Diagnosis

Sarah Goodell on July 9, 2013

posted in Employer

An interesting study published in the Psycho-Oncology Journal examined the impact of providing patients with communication skills training to aid their conversations with their employers after a cancer diagnosis.

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