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Making the Case for a More Flexible Work Schedule

Sissy Silva on July 15, 2019

While the benefits of flexible work arrangements are a win-win for both the employee and the employer, for many survivors, this option is not guaranteed. However, a strong case can be made for its value. Read our tips for how to have this conversation effectively!

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How to Request Accommodations During a Job Search

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 1, 2019

Job-searching can pose challenges, but job-searching with cancer can make those challenges feel insurmountable. Thankfully there are protections available to job-seekers, some of which are applicable even before they’re hired.

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Maintaining Proper Social Media Etiquette While Job-Hunting

Nicole Franklin, MPH on June 10, 2019

What you post on social media can impact your job search, so it’s critical that your social profiles reflect the image you’re trying to convey.

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The 2019 National Conference Is Almost Here!

Maddy Meislin on June 3, 2019

Our free, daylong program will deliver essential information and valuable resources on balancing treatment and recovery with employment. Plus, we’re excited to announce some new elements!

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Tips to Help You Succeed When Returning to Work

Sissy Silva on May 28, 2019

For those in treatment or managing resulting side effects, it’s important to remember that being a survivor is work in and of itself. So when it comes to employment, you’ll want to determine what the right balance is for successfully managing your job and caring for yourself.

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Useful Tips for Managing Work-Related Stress

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 20, 2019

Work-related stress is common and often unavoidable. However, learning techniques to combat and manage stress on the job can positively impact productivity and foster a healthy, balanced life.

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How to Refresh Your Career and Job Search

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 13, 2019

Feeling like your job search and/or career is stagnant? Here are some tips on how to take a fresh approach!

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Big and Beautiful: Beauty with Benefits

Alicia Chin on April 29, 2019

The annual QVC fundraiser for Cancer and Careers welcomed an exciting new broadcast partner — HSN — as well as an influx of top-name beauty products donated for the cause.

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A Successful 2019 Midwest Conference!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on April 22, 2019

We’re still reflecting on what an amazing event it was — from the incredible people we met to the informative conversations we had on navigating employment following a cancer diagnosis.

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Tips on How to Balance Work and Cancer

Sissy Silva on April 15, 2019

Cancer is a life-changing experience, and as a result, many survivors find themselves faced with a “new normal” post-treatment. For those returning to work, coping with that new normal can necessitate a better work-life balance.

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How Working Smarter Can Help with “Chemo Brain”

Rachel Becker, LMSW on April 8, 2019

Though it may be impossible to eliminate all of the side effects of treatment, there are steps you can take and practices you can implement to alleviate obstacles to focusing and being productive at work.

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Commonly Held Beliefs About Job-Hunting That Are Complete Myths

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 1, 2019

When setting out on the job hunt, it is easy to be inundated with advice and best practices. While much of that information can be helpful, it's important to be able to distinguish between good, practical advice and inaccurate or irrelevant guidance. Read on for which commonly held job hunting beliefs are actually not true!

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How to Bounce Back Following a Professional Mistake

Chrissy Brennan on March 25, 2019

Making a mistake on the job — or when applying for one — is not uncommon. What’s important is knowing how to recover.

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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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