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West Coast Conference 2021: A Recap

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 25, 2021

As our virtual lifestyles continue, so too do CAC virtual events. With our largest West Coast Conference attendance yet, we were able to provide an environment ripe for connections and engagement. Here's a little about how the day went!

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An Excuse to Shop (and Support)

Leticia Bennett on October 4, 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here—a chance to put our collective spending power to work. There’s a wealth of products and deals – and tons of programs and causes to choose from. Including Cancer and Careers.

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Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

Sissy Silva on September 27, 2021

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which kicked off on September 15th, we would like to highlight some of the milestones we’ve reached and the programs and resources we currently offer in Spanish.

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Have You Done an Online Privacy Check Up Lately?

Brian Morvant on September 24, 2021

It’s important to regularly check the privacy settings of the websites you log-in to, but it can be challenging to keep up with all the changes. The Washington Post's new "Help Desk" promises to keep you up to date with news and step by step guides.

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Independent Work During COVID-19

Brian Morvant on September 9, 2021

What are the pros and cons of independent work for cancer patients and survivors? And how do they relate to our current economy and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?

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How The "Great Resignation" Could Help Your Job Search

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 30, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of life as most of us know it. An unexpected positive outcome is the impact on the job market and the power of employees. Read on for more information on how the "Great Resignation" has created job perks for job seekers!

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Talking About and Managing a Career Change

Sissy Silva on August 16, 2021

The decision to make a career change can be both exciting and stressful, especially when thinking about next steps; what type of work you want to do and how you’re going to make it happen. However stressful this may be, it is important to be prepared and to remember that it is a process.

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Planning Your Hybrid Work Schedule

Brian Morvant on August 9, 2021

Many offices are shifting to a hybrid work model that allows for both remote and in-office work, which may present a unique opportunity to have more control over how you navigate work and cancer. Here we offer some tips to help you plan a schedule that works for you!

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Job Hunting in the Cancer Community: Should I Disclose My Diagnosis?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 2, 2021

It might seem like the most logical choice to share your own cancer history with a potential employer when you're applying for a job in the cancer space, but there are still considerations around disclosure. Find out how to approach the job search when looking for work in the cancer community.

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Power Shift: Employees Have The Upper Hand

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 12, 2021

We all know that the pandemic changed the landscape of work and looking for work. For the first time, workers are gaining more control over their employment.

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LGBTQIA+ Job Search Resources

Brian Morvant on June 29, 2021

We've compiled a list of resources we hope will specifically help our LGBTQIA+ community in assessing company culture during the job search.

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A Preview of the 11th National Conference on Work & Cancer!

Maddy Meislin on June 21, 2021

This year’s 11th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer will be another engaging day filled with need-to-know information on the complexities of balancing treatment and recovery with employment. Join us!

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Answering Interview Questions About Remote Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on June 14, 2021

The Coronavirus pandemic impacted many aspects of the job search. This includes the types of questions being asked in interviews by hiring managers. Familiarizing yourself with some of the questions that have become more likely will help you be more prepared.

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Taking Advantage of Remote Work Opportunities

Sissy Silva on June 10, 2021

While some companies are now starting to, or considering, asking their employees to return to on-site work, many more are making working from home a permanent fixture. This could be great news for patients and survivors looking for remote work, or those looking to continue working remotely while balancing work and cancer.

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Beauty with Benefits is Tomorrow!

Alicia Chin on May 24, 2021

This Tuesday, May 25, Cancer and Careers will take the spotlight on HSN and QVC in our biggest fundraising night of the year, Beauty with Benefits.

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Coping with COVID-19 and Chemo Brain

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 13, 2021

Chemo brain is also called brain fog, but did you know that you don't need to have gone through chemotherapy in order to experience it? Learn more about causes, symptoms, and what can be done.

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2021 Midwest Conference— A Virtual Success!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on April 6, 2021

On Friday, March 26th, 240 people joined us online for our 8th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer!

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Taking Steps Towards a New Professional Path

Nicole Franklin, MPH on March 31, 2021

The drive to find work that is personally fulfilling is something that many people strive towards but can become even more of a priority after facing a life-changing experience–like a cancer diagnosis.

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The Disproportionate Burden of Working Black Caregivers

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 12, 2021

People of all racial and ethnic backgrounds feel the impact of caregiver burden in significant ways, however, according to an article by Deborah Bonello, published in OZY, Black caregivers are more likely to experience this burden at high levels.

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CAC Celebrates 20 Years!

Rebecca Nellis on March 2, 2021

We're excited to celebrate this milestone anniversary with our community this year!

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