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Resume Review Service: Best Practices

Maddy Meislin on March 21, 2016

Since 2013, Cancer and Careers has been working with professional career coach Julie Jansen to provide free, personalized feedback on more than 450 cancer survivors’ resumes through our Resume Review service. This year, we are excited to have L’Oreal USA sponsoring the program, so we can reach even more job-seeking survivors!

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Happiest Companies — According to You

Maddy Meislin on February 29, 2016

Forbes recently published an article on The 25 Happiest Companies to Work for in 2015 based on eight factors that impact professional happiness. However, as a cancer patient or survivor, what is important to you in the workplace may be different than it is for someone else.

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Finding the Job First

Maddy Meislin on February 3, 2016

As we all know, applying for a job through an online or public job posting can be extremely competitive. However, a recent Mediabistro article offers strategies to help you find out about a position before everyone else does.

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Don’t Miss Open Enrollment!

Maddy Meislin on January 11, 2016

There is still time to purchase individual or family health insurance plans through the marketplace! Open Enrollment for 2016 runs until January 31.

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Resume Tips for Career Changers

Maddy Meislin on December 7, 2015

Many cancer survivors feel their diagnosis has inspired them to pursue a completely new career. However, changing from one field to another can be challenging. A few simple tweaks to your resume can help.

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Setting Professional Boundaries

Maddy Meislin on November 12, 2015

Managing your workload can be challenging in general — even more so when you have cancer. We offer tips for determining what you can reasonably handle and how best to communicate it.

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Ticket to Work

Maddy Meislin on October 28, 2015

Marty Davis was a general contractor who owned his own construction company when he was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer.

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Disclosure: No Right or Wrong

Maddy Meislin on October 8, 2015

One of the biggest challenges employees with cancer face is deciding whether to share their diagnosis with their employer and/or coworkers — then determining what and whom to tell.

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Using Social Skills to Stay Relevant

Maddy Meislin on September 17, 2015

If you are looking for a new job, you may want to consider looking for one that requires social skills over specialized technical skills.

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Customizing the Order of Your Resume

Maddy Meislin on August 27, 2015

One step to crafting an effective resume is organizing all the sections in the correct order. Career specialist Lily Zhang recommends tailoring the order of your resume based on the position you are seeking and your specific situation.

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Humans or Robots: Who Is Reading Your Resume?

Maddy Meislin on August 10, 2015

Daily Muse, Inc, and DailyWorth recently published an informative article titled “4 Lies (and 1 Truth) About Applicant Tracking Systems,” which addresses the following important question: Should we be crafting our resumes for machines or humans?

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Don't Let Cancer Stop You

Maddy Meislin on July 13, 2015

Facing a cancer diagnosis can cause stress that leads you to give up some of your normal routines and activities you love. For many of us, our identity is rooted in our work and our interests. Your doctor can help you establish a treatment plan that enables you to continue engaging in those activities.

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“In the News” Case Study: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Maddy Meislin on June 24, 2015

Though we normally share “work & cancer” stories on our Newsfeed, this week we wanted to take a more in-depth look at a one story that has been all over the media — that of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who recently disclosed his cancer diagnosis.

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New Publications!

Maddy Meislin on April 17, 2015

As we strive to create the most up-to-date and relevant sources of information for our community, we are excited to announce the creation of new content and designs for our publications which can be ordered or downloaded in English and Spanish!

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Meet Our New Program Coordinator!

Maddy Meislin on March 25, 2015

posted in Meet the Staff

Hello! My name is Madeline Meislin but please feel free to call me "Maddy." I am very excited to join Cancer and Careers as the new Program Coordinator.

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