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Digital Mindfulness And How It Can Help With Burnout At Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on June 10, 2024

No matter how much you love your job, everyone needs a mental break from time to time. With the rise in constant communication software for work, like Slack, email, texts, zoom -- it's easy to fall into the trap of never getting out of 'work mode'. Read on for how to implement a healthier approach to work in the digital age.

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Meet Our New Senior Program Coordinator

Maite Medina Ramirez on May 24, 2024

posted in Meet the Staff

Hola! My name is Maite, and I am thrilled to join Cancer and Careers as the Senior Program Coordinator.

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Listing Skills on a Resume: Which Ones Are Best?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 17, 2024

While experience listed is always important on a resume, don't overlook the importance of which skills you are presenting. Many people applying for jobs may not have the exact experience being requested, but by listing out specific skills, hard and soft, an applicant is able to show their potential in a role, which can be even more important.

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Networking: Unlock New Opportunities: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on May 8, 2024

Our longtime collaborator and career coach Julie Jansen joined us once again and covered the basics of networking, why it's important and how to effectively network. We often hear from people who hate networking and feel uncomfortable at the idea of it.

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Does This Job Fit Your Needs? What Questions to Ask

Maddy Meislin on May 2, 2024

While an employer is learning things about you in an interview, you are also learning more about the company, and if the opportunity aligns with your needs. For someone who has been diagnosed with cancer or another illness, one may have specific concerns about health benefits, flexibility, and accommodations, adding an extra layer to navigate.

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Building a Professional Network

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 26, 2024

Networking has been cited as the best way to get a job when looking for work. But, so many people shy away from the practice. Given it's importance for landing a new job, it's a good idea to be well-versed in how to effectively build a network. Read on for how to establish a strong professional network.

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How to Use the Chunking Method to Improve Memory

Scott Sinclair on April 19, 2024

The Chunking Method is a memory technique that involves breaking down information into smaller pieces to make them easier to remember. This can be a great tool for anyone in the workplace, especially those who are experiencing brain fog during or after cancer treatment.

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First Impressions: Resumes and LinkedIn: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on April 12, 2024

We held a webinar last week on First Impressions: Resumes and LinkedIn. Check out some advice on writing resumes and setting up a LinkedIn profile, as well as a full archived recording of the webinar.

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11th Annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer: Recap

Scott Sinclair on March 27, 2024

Last week we held our 11th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer. We were joined by 261 attendees (our second highest to date) who were made up of patients, survivors, healthcare/nonprofit/HR professionals, managers, coworkers, family members and friends.

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The Power of AI at Work

Sissy Silva on March 20, 2024

AI, or artificial intelligence, has been around in one form or another for many decades now, but during the last few years, its rapid advancements have become the hot new topic. For those currently working or looking for work, AI can be a useful tool for streamlining processes, enhancing efficiency, and providing personalized support.

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Career Shifting: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on March 15, 2024

We held our third Balancing Work and Cancer webinar on March 6th. Longtime CAC collaborator and career coach Julie Jansen led the session on Career Shifting: Tips, Tools & Techniques. A main focus of Julie's presentation was going through her three-step process for changing careers

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Super Communicators: Who They Are And How To Be One

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on March 12, 2024

At it's core, communication is responsible for making things work. Whether that's keeping a business successfully operating or building personal and professional relationships, communication is integral to everything in life. So, what does it mean to be a super communicator? And is this a skill that can be learned?

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So Long Sunday Scaries!

Maddy Meislin on March 4, 2024

"Sunday scaries" is a growing trend characterized by heightened anxiety and stress as the weekend draws to a close. If you often feel this, know that you are not alone – as a 2023 LinkedIn survey found 75% of U.S. workers experience Sunday scaries. To say goodbye to this pre-anticipatory anxiety, we must first understand why it exists.

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Rebecca's 20th Anniversary Q&A

Scott Sinclair on February 28, 2024

posted in Meet the Staff

Cancer and Careers is celebrating our executive director Rebecca V. Nellis’s 20th anniversary at the organization today. Over the last two decades Rebecca has helped shape CAC into the authority it is. To honor this huge milestone, I sat down with Rebecca to ask some questions.

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Overpreparing Can Help You at Work

Scott Sinclair on February 23, 2024

Public speaking is a very common fear, but can be critical for some jobs. Adding in the stresses of working after a cancer diagnosis, the thought of getting up to speak in front of people can be crimpling. But according to a recent article in Fast Company, the best way you can prepare is to overprepare. And here are some tips on how to do that:

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Balancing Remote Work & Cancer: Webinar Recap

Sissy Silva on February 14, 2024

The Balancing Remote Work & Cancer webinar provided comprehensive insights into the dynamics of balancing remote work and cancer, addressing both its advantages and challenges while offering practical strategies for navigating this increasingly prevalent work arrangement.

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Managing Long Term Stress Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on February 2, 2024

We held out first Balancing Work & Cancer webinar of 2024 last week when we were joined by longtime CAC collaborator Julie Larson. Julie led a session on Managing Long-Term Stress and had some useful tips and techniques to help mitigate stress that can easily accumulate when trying to navigate work after a cancer diagnosis.

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Managing Stress and Giving Yourself a 'Reset'

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 23, 2024

Stress can feel overwhelming and omnipresent, especially when you're managing a diagnosis and work. It's important to take some time to hit the reset button to ground yourself and prepare to take on the many aspects of life.

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Debunking Job Search Myths

Sissy Silva on January 19, 2024

posted in Job Hunting, Job Search

Embarking on a job search can be both exciting and challenging. With the seemingly endless options and expectations for roles, the process can feel overwhelming, especially when balancing a cancer diagnosis, and often comes with a myriad of myths that can confuse and create unnecessary stress for job seekers

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Considering a Career Shift After a Cancer Diagnosis?

Maddy Meislin on January 12, 2024

Many cancer patients and survivors find themselves seeking a career change – either because they are seeking a sense of purpose and fulfillment; or because they are looking for a career that is more conducive to their “new normal”. Here are some ways to navigate considering a career change post-diagnosis.

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