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Expert Career Advice

Sissy Silva on March 18, 2019

There is no exact science for how best to approach your career. But one thing is for sure: Advice is crucial to your professional growth and success.

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The 2019 Midwest Conference — Happening This Month!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on March 12, 2019

On Friday, March 29, 2019, Cancer and Careers will host its 6th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer, at Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, in Chicago!

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15 Years and Counting

Rebecca Nellis on March 4, 2019

posted in CEW, Meet the Staff

Last Thursday marked my 15th anniversary at Cancer and Careers. During the past decade and a half, I have changed, the organization has changed…and we have changed each other.

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Three Tips for Building a Standout Online Brand

Rachel Becker, LMSW on February 25, 2019

It’s a reality in today’s professional landscape that employers Google. As such, it’s essential to have a clear sense of what your “online brand” says about you.

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Re-evaluating Your Career

Chrissy Brennan on February 19, 2019

Most people pause at some point in their lives to assess their career — where they’ve been and where they’re headed. For cancer patients and survivors, this point often comes following news of their diagnosis. If you are ready to re-examine your career path, these steps can help.

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Useful Employment Trends for Survivors in 2019

Sissy Silva on February 11, 2019

New year, new employment trends — some of which might be welcome news for cancer patients and survivors looking to work during or post-treatment. Read on!

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How to Update Your LinkedIn Profile in 2019

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on February 4, 2019

Looking to improve your presence on LinkedIn? Check out these suggestions for updating your profile in 2019.

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How to Streamline & Simplify Your Job Search

Nicole Franklin, MPH on January 28, 2019

Looking for work encompasses a lot of the same requirements that are necessary at an actual job – organization, time management, adaptability and skill-building — so you’ll want to have a similar approach. Learn how to make the job search process more productive and ultimately, less stressful and time-consuming.

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Use the STAR Method to Shine During Interviews

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 21, 2019

If you’ve ever been on a job interview, you’ve likely been asked to give an example of how you handled a challenging circumstance in a prior work situation. The STAR Method is a great tool for creating a smart, successful response. Learn more about it.

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The January Job Hunt

Chrissy Brennan on January 14, 2019

The beginning of a new year is often a good time to look for work. Find out why, and what you can do to make your search successful.

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Work & Stress — What You Need to Know

Sissy Silva on January 7, 2019

For many of us, work provides a sense of purpose and identity. But it can also be a source of stress and anxiety. For cancer patients and survivors, this juxtaposition can be even more profound. Read on for more about stress at work and ways to combat it.

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Brand-New Video: How to Support a Coworker with Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on December 17, 2018

CAC has just released a brand-new installment in our animated How-To Video Series that explores the topic of supporting a colleague with cancer.

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Key Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

Nicole Franklin, MPH on December 10, 2018

Take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions during a job interview. Learn more about the position, company and get answers to some of your most pressing questions.

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“What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”: Why It Is Asked & How to Craft Your Best Answer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on December 4, 2018

One of the most commonly asked (and feared) interview questions is “What’s your greatest weakness?” Understanding why it is posed can help you craft a response that demonstrates why you’d be an asset to a potential employer.

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Questions to Consider Before Posting Online

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on November 26, 2018

As the world becomes more and more and accustomed to sharing the both the big and minute details of their lives via social media, it's also important to consider the ramifications of oversharing online in terms of your professional image. Read on for suggestions on how to ensure you're making the right considerations as you post on social media.

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Tips for Transferring Job Skills to a New Field

Chrissy Brennan on November 19, 2018

For cancer survivors, the need or desire to change careers following a diagnosis is not uncommon. Making that transition, however, takes planning and effort. A key step in that process involves assessing your skills and identifying the ones you’ll need to succeed in a new role.

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Resume Writing — Where to Start

Sissy Silva on November 12, 2018

You’ve decided you want to make a change in your professional life. One of the most crucial steps to accomplishing this is having a strong, well-written resume. Find out how to set yourself apart from all other candidates and make a favorable impression on the hiring manager.

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Showcasing Volunteer Experience to Land a Job

Nicole Franklin, MPH on November 5, 2018

Seize the opportunity to highlight your volunteer experience during a job interview. Practice makes perfect so conduct mock interviews to get more comfortable answering commonly asked interview questions and inserting your volunteer experience into your responses!

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The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for an Interview

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 29, 2018

There are many steps to the job search process, but getting an interview brings you that much closer to getting the job of your dreams. Interview prep can help you to not only feel confident, but can ensure that you're walking in with the right answers and evidence that you're the best for the job.

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Meet Our New Development Coordinator!

Nikki Zelin on October 22, 2018

posted in At Work, Meet the Staff

Hi! My name is Nikki Zelin and I am so excited to be working at Cancer and Careers as the new Development Coordinator. I am eager to utilize my previous experience in both development and event support to help CAC expand its mission!

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