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Center at Cathedral Plaza, Los Angeles
SATURDAY, OCT 15, 2016 | 9:30 AM REGISTRATION
We’re gearing up for our second West Coast Conference — and we want you there! L.A.–area patients, survivors, healthcare professionals, caregivers & employers are encouraged to join us for a free, daylong program on the intersection of cancer and employment.Learn More
If you’ve just been diagnosed, it’s hard to know what to do first. There are a lot of things to consider, a lot of questions that you’ll want answers to. Coming up with an action plan can help you organize and prioritize what needs to get done. It can also help you feel more in control.Learn More
We know that cancer takes a major toll on the body. But often the side effects from treatment can be equally harsh — and can be particularly hard to deal with while on the job. Finding ways to manage them can improve how you feel and enable you to be more productive.Learn More
If you’re re-entering the workforce or looking for a new job post-treatment, the first thing you need to do is put together a resume — one that’s well organized, easy to read and typo-free. For expert advice from a professional career coach on how to make yours the best it can be, submit it to our free Resume Review Service.Learn More
of people newly diagnosed in 2014 were working age.
of cancer survivors still report work limitations affected by cancer-related problems 1-5 years after diagnosis.
cancer discrimination claims were received by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2015.
individuals access expert information, support and resources online, in print and in person annually.
of 2015 program attendees said they can use what they learned in their day-to-day activities.
in travel grants have brought 175 scholarship recipients from 45 states to the National Conference since 2012.
ASK A CAREER COACH
Consult our professional coaches for answers to questions about how cancer might impact your job — or your efforts to find one.
I was fired in my last week of radiation treatment for attendance issues. When interviewers ask why I left my last position, what could I say? Read More
Joanne, I am sorry this happened to you. What was the reason that your former employer gave you for terminating your employment? Are you comfortable saying that your position was eliminated? Whatever your response is, it needs to feel comfortable and hopefully as close to the truth as possible. Read More
I have been self employed as a graphic artist, among other things, for all of my adult life. Now, after cancer, I need to apply my skills and abilities in the workforce. I would like some guidance in how to determine what my most marketable skills are and how to find work that I am suited for. Read More
Katrina, Those are big questions, but the good news is that searching for a job that is a good fit is not rocket science. To successfully market yourself, there are a few clear steps, so anyone who is determined and focused can follow them. You are right to start with determining your most marketable skills. Read More
I am in the planning stages of starting a new career. I won't be able to start my certification for a counselor of addiction until Spring 2016. I would like to try to work in the first half of the year in some sort of part time position. I need career counseling and resume help. Read More
Congratulations on your decision to start a new career as an addiction counselor. I agree with Julie when she suggests you look for part time work in the addiction counseling field. The experience will look good on your resume when you begin applying for jobs after finishing your certification. Read More
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