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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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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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