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Whether or Not You Get a Job Offer Can Depend on How You Submit Your Resume

Grace Blumberg on April 14, 2018

When you submit your resume online, it often feels like you’re sending it into the abyss. Find out how to avoid that — and get a job offer instead.

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A Successful Midwest Conference — Five Years Running!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on April 9, 2018

We’re still basking in the afterglow of our fifth annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer! It was a terrific day, filled with in-depth learning and discussion on critical topics, plus valuable professional and personal connections.

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How to Ready Yourself for a Return to Work

Chrissy Brennan on April 2, 2018

Preparing for re-entry into the work world after a hiatus is important for anyone. If you’re a cancer survivor, it may involve taking some additional things into consideration.

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Qualifications Are Important, But Enthusiasm Is Key

Maddy Meislin on March 26, 2018

Being super excited about a job is almost as important as being qualified. Learn tips for demonstrating your enthusiasm throughout the hiring process.

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No Experience? No Problem! How to Get an Interview When Changing Careers.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 19, 2018

If your cancer experience has motivated you to transition to a new field, finding a posting for your “dream job” can be equal parts thrilling and intimidating. But don’t panic! There are ways to re-frame your resume and cover letter to showcase your best self.

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Four Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on March 12, 2018

Social media has become an important part of both personal and professional personas. These four tips can help you strengthen your social media presence and boost your professional brand.

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Overcoming the Fear of a Career Change

Grace Blumberg on March 5, 2018

A career change can be daunting, but these tips and tools can help you overcome your concerns and successfully work toward a new professional identity.

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2018 Midwest Conference Countdown

Nicole Franklin, MPH on February 26, 2018

With less than a month to go, the countdown to our 5th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer has begun! On Friday, March 23, 2018 we’ll be returning to Chicago to host this free, full day event which focuses on the challenges working people face when balancing a cancer diagnosis with employment.

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How to Write a LinkedIn Article

Maddy Meislin on February 19, 2018

Writing a LinkedIn article is a great way to increase networking opportunities and enhance your online brand. Here’s how to do it.

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Standard Interview Questions You Should Know How to Answer

Chrissy Brennan on February 12, 2018

There are certain questions that always seem to be posed during a job interview. If you’re a cancer survivor, there are a few key ones that you’ll definitely want to prepare for in advance.

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Meet the New Additions to Our Development Team!

Michael & Leticia on February 5, 2018

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Meet Cancer and Careers' two new addition's to the Development Team, Michael and Leticia!

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How to Determine If a Job Is the Right Fit

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 29, 2018

So often, job-seekers are focused on one thing and one thing only: getting hired. But determining whether a job is actually the right fit is just as important as nailing the interview.

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Morning To-Dos to Maximize Your Workday

Grace Blumberg on January 22, 2018

Caring for yourself physically and mentally is important — especially after a cancer diagnosis. Implementing healthy morning habits is a great first step.

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Ways to Impress Job Recruiters When You’re Unemployed

Nicole Franklin, MPH on January 17, 2018

You may think your current unemployment status could be a red flag to job recruiters, but there are ways to impress them so that they can help you land your ideal job!

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Working the Dream: Steps to Take When Your Job Isn’t Your Passion

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 8, 2018

A new year often spurs thoughts of how to improve ourselves and our lives — including our jobs. For cancer survivors whose experience has stirred a desire to do more meaningful work, such thoughts can be particularly potent. Read on for steps that can move you closer to “living the dream.”

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New Year…New Career?

Chrissy Brennan on January 2, 2018

For people with cancer, it’s often not just the time of year that causes them to reflect on their job, but, rather, the sheer experience of being diagnosed or going through treatment. It can prompt them to look at how they spend their time at work — and whether they find it fulfilling.

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Another Successful Year at Beauty of Giving!

Ross Weiner on December 21, 2017

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Our annual Beauty of Giving Luncheon was a huge success! Cancer and Careers’ mission continues to touch the hearts of many, and we are reminded of that each and every year by the outpouring of support.

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How Cancer Inspired a Career Change

Grace Blumberg on December 11, 2017

Cancer diagnoses often result in a great deal of change. Read how one woman used this change to fuel a meaningful shift in her career.

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Positive “Self Search” = Positive Job Search

Nicole Franklin, MPH on December 4, 2017

If you want your job search to be as successful as possible, first you need to do some “self searching” — online — and make sure the results are positive.

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Age and the Job Search: Counteracting Employers’ Concerns

Maddy Meislin on November 27, 2017

Understanding what may be contributing to age discrimination in the job market can help you address concerns that employers may have. Find out what you need to know.

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