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Considering a Career Shift After a Cancer Diagnosis?

Maddy Meislin on January 12, 2024

Many cancer patients and survivors find themselves seeking a career change – either because they are seeking a sense of purpose and fulfillment; or because they are looking for a career that is more conducive to their “new normal”. Here are some ways to navigate considering a career change post-diagnosis.

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The Power of Breaks For Brain Fog & Productivity

Maddy Meislin on December 13, 2023

In the fast-paced world of work, the idea of taking breaks often gets overshadowed by looming deadlines and the never-ending to-do list. Research shows that the more people are forced to be productive, the less productive they become. Thus, it’s extremely important to take a break and clear your mind.

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Regaining Control: Your Digital Footprint

Maddy Meislin on November 9, 2023

In today's digital age, our online presence plays a significant role in our personal and professional lives. For cancer patients and survivors, the question of whether to share their diagnosis and treatment journey online is a complex one – and sometimes it can even be accidental.

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9 Free Online Classes to Boost Your Career

Maddy Meislin on August 30, 2023

Opportunities for online education have been expanding over the last few years, with many courses and programs are low cost or free! Whether you’re looking to get back to work after treatment, hoping to move up in your current job, or planning a career change, continuing to develop new skills can be a great way to make yourself more competitive.

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Protecting Privacy When Reviewing Healthcare Providers

Maddy Meislin on July 31, 2023

Online reviews of healthcare providers can be a valuable resource for patients seeking care and/or looking to provide feedback. But it's also a way to potentially accidentally disclose a diagnosis

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A Recap of our 2023 National Conference

Maddy Meislin on June 29, 2023

Our 13th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer was held last week on Friday, June 23rd. We were thrilled to see a mix of patients, survivors, caregivers, HR/ nonprofit/healthcare professionals, managers, coworkers, advocates, friends and family members come together from around the country – and even the globe!

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Monotasking for Chemo-brain and Brain Fog

Maddy Meislin on May 26, 2023

Chemo-brain or brain fog is a common side-effect of people receiving cancer treatment. Tthis can often affect how someone is able to function on the job. Here are some key reasons why monotasking can be particularly beneficial, especially for someone experiencing chemo-brain

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10th Annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer: Recap

Maddy Meislin on March 29, 2023

On March 24th, 2023, Cancer and Careers hosted its 10th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer virtually. This blog gives a short recap of the day.

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Spotlight on For The Love of my Gurls

Maddy Meislin on February 10, 2023

Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance’s For the Love of my Gurls campaign is bringing more awareness to the fact that black women are at a higher risk for breast cancer – and further, how black women can understand personal risk through conversation.

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Six Interview Tips

Maddy Meislin on January 27, 2023

Millionaire, Steve Adcock and retiree at age of 35, lists tips and techniques for acing an interview -- which he thinks is the most important key to success.

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A Recap of Our 2022 West Coast Conference

Maddy Meislin on October 27, 2022

Our 8th annual West Coast Conference on Work & Cancer hosted a record-breaking 151 attendees, with sessions on Navigating Work After Diagnosis, Job Hunting in 2022 and Career Shifting: Tips, Tools & Techniques.

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Ergonomic Tips for Working Remotely

Maddy Meislin on August 10, 2022

CAC offers 10 tips for setting up an ergonomic-friendly remote workspace.

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A Recap of Our 2022 National Conference

Maddy Meislin on July 6, 2022

CAC’s 12th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer brought together over 660 attendees from 48 U.S. states (plus D.C.) to participate in sessions covering topics such as balancing treatment and work, making disclosure decisions, navigating self-care and more.

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Identifying Jobs That Match Your Skills

Maddy Meislin on May 11, 2022

How to inventory the skills you already have and look for jobs that match your skill set.

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Changing Careers After Cancer

Maddy Meislin on January 12, 2022

There are many reasons cancer patients and survivors may want to switch careers. This blog provides steps you can take to achieve your goals.

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Dispelling Myths About Remote Work

Maddy Meislin on November 3, 2021

There are some beliefs about working remotely that research shows are myths. A recent Huffington Post article dispels a few.

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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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New Year, New Job Search!

Maddy Meislin on December 23, 2020

With the new year approaching, now is a great time to revamp your job search. CAC is committed to providing expert programs and interactive services to help people diagnosed with cancer navigate a successful job search.

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Understanding Your Interviewer's Mindset

Maddy Meislin on December 2, 2020

This blog features four ways to get in the mindset of an interviewer so you can prepare for an interview accordingly.

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