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Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer Is April 8th!

Sarah Goodell on February 23, 2016

The third annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer is fast approaching. Join us on April 8th in Chicago for a free daylong event exploring the intersection of cancer and employment. It will be held at the Hotel Chicago Downtown, since we outgrew the space we've been in for the past two years! Hope to see you there!

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Webinar Recap: Career Change

Rachel Becker, LMSW on February 22, 2016

In February 2016, our Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar Series turned its focus to the subject of career change. Led by expert career coach Julie Jansen, this 60-minute session explored the ways cancer survivors can empower themselves toward making a work transition.

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Stay Current with Labor Law Changes in 2016

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on February 18, 2016

While knowing one’s rights in the workplace is always important, with a cancer diagnosis it is even more crucial to ensuring that you are being fully protected. See what’s new in 2016.

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Ways for Employers to Support Staff with Cancer

Chrissy Brennan on February 11, 2016

Thankfully, more and more employers are starting to realize that by supporting staff members who have cancer, the company itself stands to benefit as well.

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Top 100 Companies in 2016 for Flexible Work

Kelsey Fenton on February 9, 2016

FlexJobs recently released its third annual list of top companies with remote jobs. This is a great resource if you're looking for telecommute-friendly positions that will help make treatment side effects easier to handle while working.

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Finding the Job First

Maddy Meislin on February 3, 2016

As we all know, applying for a job through an online or public job posting can be extremely competitive. However, a recent Mediabistro article offers strategies to help you find out about a position before everyone else does.

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Infographic: Online Content Has Real Life Implications

Kelsey Fenton on February 1, 2016

FlexJobs.com recently shared an interesting infographic about the real life implications of online content. For cancer survivors, online content can potentially have even bigger implications when it comes to finding, or keeping, a job after diagnosis.

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Want to Work From Home? It's Getting Easier in 2016

Sarah Goodell on January 28, 2016

Good news for cancer patients and survivors who need more flexible work options: the number of flexible job openings continued to grow in the US in 2015. FlexJobs' annual year-end assessment of flexible jobs/telecommuting found that the number of employees who spend some time telecommuting is increasing as well.

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Addressing the Financial Burdens of Survivorship

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on January 25, 2016

Cancer survival rates have been steadily increasing over the last few decades thanks to improvements in research and treatment. While this, of course, is fantastic news it also brings about new complexities associated with surviving cancer.

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Refresh Your Job Search in 2016!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 21, 2016

Whether you’re in the midst of an ongoing job search or starting a new one, now is the time to harness the energy of the new year and strategize for 2016.

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When It’s Time for a Career Change

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on January 14, 2016

Citing a new perspective on life following a cancer diagnosis as the impetus, many survivors feel the desire to change careers. This is nothing to be afraid of! While fear can be a real obstacle to transitioning into a new line of work, gaining the confidence and making a plan to execute the change is key.

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Don’t Miss Open Enrollment!

Maddy Meislin on January 11, 2016

There is still time to purchase individual or family health insurance plans through the marketplace! Open Enrollment for 2016 runs until January 31.

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National Conference Registration & Travel Scholarship Applications Open!

Kelsey Fenton on January 8, 2016

posted in CAC Event, Resources

We are excited to announce that applications for travel scholarships to attend our 2016 National Conference on Work & Cancer are now being accepted!

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Happy New Year from Cancer and Careers!

Lindsay Mitcher on January 5, 2016

Our heartfelt thanks to all of our supporters, for making 2015 a year to remember.

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Planning for Your Job Search in 2016

Kelsey Fenton on December 21, 2015

The holidays are a great time to visit with friends and family, reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next. But the busyness of the season can make it hard stay focused on the job-hunt. Here are some tips for maintaining momentum and finding out what the in-demand job trends are for 2016.

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How to Choose the Right Career Coach

Sarah Goodell on December 16, 2015

For many people, cancer is inspiration for career change. But transitioning to a new field isn’t easy. Often, the hardest part is deciding what, exactly, you want to do. This is where a career coach can be incredibly helpful, but it’s important to make sure you’re working with the right one.

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How to Request Flexible Work From Your Employer

Kelsey Fenton on December 14, 2015

posted in Flexible Work

Here are four steps to writing a flexible-work proposal that your boss will approve — plus a sample template from Harvard University.

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Balancing Work & Cancer 2016 Series Beginning Soon!

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on December 10, 2015

Cancer and Careers is excited to announce that the 2016 schedule for our Balancing Work & Cancer webinar series has been released and registration is now live.

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Resume Tips for Career Changers

Maddy Meislin on December 7, 2015

Many cancer survivors feel their diagnosis has inspired them to pursue a completely new career. However, changing from one field to another can be challenging. A few simple tweaks to your resume can help.

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Employing a Positive Perspective During Cancer

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on December 3, 2015

Adjusting one’s perspective can be helpful when processing the news of a cancer diagnosis. Though each cancer experience is unique, there are certain ways to approach it that can assist you in continuing to live life as positively as possible.

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