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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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Using Social Skills to Stay Relevant

Maddy Meislin on September 17, 2015

If you are looking for a new job, you may want to consider looking for one that requires social skills over specialized technical skills.

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Spa Week Fall Event: October 12–18

Lindsay Mitcher on September 14, 2015

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Donate to Cancer and Careers while pampering yourself, thanks to discounted offers from Spa Week. Check out bargain-priced treatment options that make you feel good in more ways than one!

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Does Your LinkedIn Post Pass This Quiz?

Rachel Becker, LMSW on September 10, 2015

When it comes to work and our professional lives, there is one social media platform that is in a category unto itself: LinkedIn. As such, the site is best used by following certain “rules of the road.”

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Job Interviews: How to Respond to Illegal Questions

Chrissy Brennan on September 8, 2015

Many cancer survivors are concerned that during a job interview, they may be asked about their health history. If you’re faced with an unlawful question, it’s important to know your rights — and how to respond.

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Five Ways Older Workers Can Stay Relevant on the Job

Sarah Goodell on September 3, 2015

Millennials are expected to be 50% of the workforce by 2020, but that doesn't mean older workers are becoming irrelevant. Forbes recently shared five strategies older employees can use to stay tapped into the changing work environment.

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Getting Organized with the “Bullet Journal”

Kelsey Fenton on September 1, 2015

When managing work and cancer, there’s a lot of information and thoughts you need to keep track of — a task that can be especially difficult when dealing with treatment side effects such as chemo brain.

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Customizing the Order of Your Resume

Maddy Meislin on August 27, 2015

One step to crafting an effective resume is organizing all the sections in the correct order. Career specialist Lily Zhang recommends tailoring the order of your resume based on the position you are seeking and your specific situation.

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Online Resources for Professional Development

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 24, 2015

Professional development is essential whether you are actively employed, taking time off from work, job-hunting or looking to make a career change. And with the abundance of free courses available online today, learning new skills is easier than ever.

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Spotlight On: National Cancer Legal Services Network

Chrissy Brennan on August 19, 2015

National Cancer Legal Services Network is one of Cancer and Careers' valued Community Partners and trusted resources, promoting access to healthcare and increasing the availability of legal services for people living with cancer.

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Avoiding Work-From-Home Scams

Kelsey Fenton on August 17, 2015

posted in Flexible Work

For patients and survivors, we often recommend work-from-home jobs, as they can make it easier to balance employment and cancer treatment/side effects. There are lots of opportunities to be found on online job boards, but how can you be sure that the job posting you’re looking at is legitimate?

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