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New Tool for Workplaces Touched by Cancer

Kelsey Fenton on April 25, 2016

At Cancer and Careers, we know that workplaces are touched by cancer too, not just employees. Workplace Transitions is a new tool that provides employers and supervisors with the information they need to support their staff and manage cancer in the workplace.

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Talking to Family and Friends About Posting Online

Kelsey Fenton on April 4, 2016

According to a recent post on the NYT Well blog, more children than parents are concerned about what parents are posting about them on social media. This is a particularly important issue for childhood cancer survivors as well as adult survivors who have friends or family with a very active online presence.

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Top 100 Companies in 2016 for Flexible Work

Kelsey Fenton on February 9, 2016

FlexJobs recently released its third annual list of top companies with remote jobs. This is a great resource if you're looking for telecommute-friendly positions that will help make treatment side effects easier to handle while working.

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Infographic: Online Content Has Real Life Implications

Kelsey Fenton on February 1, 2016

FlexJobs.com recently shared an interesting infographic about the real life implications of online content. For cancer survivors, online content can potentially have even bigger implications when it comes to finding, or keeping, a job after diagnosis.

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National Conference Registration & Travel Scholarship Applications Open!

Kelsey Fenton on January 8, 2016

posted in CAC Event, Resources

We are excited to announce that applications for travel scholarships to attend our 2016 National Conference on Work & Cancer are now being accepted!

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Planning for Your Job Search in 2016

Kelsey Fenton on December 21, 2015

The holidays are a great time to visit with friends and family, reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next. But the busyness of the season can make it hard stay focused on the job-hunt. Here are some tips for maintaining momentum and finding out what the in-demand job trends are for 2016.

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How to Request Flexible Work From Your Employer

Kelsey Fenton on December 14, 2015

posted in Flexible Work

Here are four steps to writing a flexible-work proposal that your boss will approve — plus a sample template from Harvard University.

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Preparing Your Home Work Space

Kelsey Fenton on November 30, 2015

Staying productive on the job can be difficult when you work from home. A recent article from attn: offers advice on how to remain engaged and effective. Step one: Evaluate your work space.

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New Micro-Grants Program for Professional Development!

Kelsey Fenton on November 5, 2015

Due to the tremendous success of our initial Professional Development Micro-Grants program, launched earlier this year, we are excited to announce that we are offering this program again for 2016!

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Handling Personal Calls at Work

Kelsey Fenton on October 26, 2015

Being able to use a personal cell phone while on the job is essential for many cancer survivors. Learn tips for maintaining good cell phone etiquette at the office.

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What Are Employee Assistance Programs?

Kelsey Fenton on October 15, 2015

Find out what Employee Assistance Programs are, what they may offer for working people with cancer and what Cancer and Careers offers for EAPs.

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Simple Resume-Summary Formula

Kelsey Fenton on September 18, 2015

Many of our career coaches advocate for a “summary” or “profile” at the top of your resume. This is where the person reading your resume is going to get the most pertinent information about you and decide if he/she should continue reading. However, sometimes the most difficult part of writing a summary is getting started.

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Getting Organized with the “Bullet Journal”

Kelsey Fenton on September 1, 2015

When managing work and cancer, there’s a lot of information and thoughts you need to keep track of — a task that can be especially difficult when dealing with treatment side effects such as chemo brain.

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Avoiding Work-From-Home Scams

Kelsey Fenton on August 17, 2015

posted in Flexible Work

For patients and survivors, we often recommend work-from-home jobs, as they can make it easier to balance employment and cancer treatment/side effects. There are lots of opportunities to be found on online job boards, but how can you be sure that the job posting you’re looking at is legitimate?

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Questions & Answers About Cancer in the Workplace from the EEOC

Kelsey Fenton on July 30, 2015

We recently discovered a great resource from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) website that we wanted to share that contains valuable information about the ADA for cancer survivors.

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For Managers: Tips for Supervising Remote Employees

Kelsey Fenton on July 20, 2015

Last week, we posted a blog about the benefits of remote work — for both the employer and the employee. And we frequently talk about the pros of working remotely, for cancer patients and survivors. But for some managers, overseeing an employee who works off-site can be a challenge. Read on for tips on supervising an employee who works remotely.

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Tips for Managing Finances During Treatment

Kelsey Fenton on July 6, 2015

Cancer is expensive. Here are a few tips to help you manage your finances during or after treatment.

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Supreme Court Rules to Allow Health Insurance Subsidies

Kelsey Fenton on June 29, 2015

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled to allow Americans who purchased health insurance plans through federal marketplaces to keep their subsidies. Cancer and Careers applauds the Court's decision. Access to quality, affordable healthcare helps ensure that cancer survivors can take control of their health — and their work.

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Interviewing for a Remote Job

Kelsey Fenton on June 5, 2015

We frequently talk about the benefits of telecommuting jobs for cancer patients and survivors - flexible hours to work around doctor appointments, working from home to help manage side effects, etc. If you're looking for flexible work, here are a few tips for interviewing for a remote job from an Idealist blog.

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Job Searching During the Holidays

Kelsey Fenton on November 19, 2014

Looking for a job during the holiday season may feel daunting. It might feel like everyone is on vacation - and you might also want to take the time to be with friends and family. However, many companies are still looking to fill positions before the end of the year. Here are some tips for finding a job during the holidays.

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