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How to Use Time Off From Work to Your Advantage

Nicole Franklin, MPH on September 3, 2019

There are several activities you can undertake to give yourself a professional edge while you’re away from the workforce.

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Important Facts to Know About Short-Term Disability

Nicole Franklin, MPH on July 29, 2019

Sometimes, cancer treatment/recovery can impact your ability to work. It may even require you to take time off. If you need to take a leave of absence, short-term disability (STD) could be an option to consider.

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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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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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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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How to Streamline & Simplify Your Job Search

Nicole Franklin, MPH on January 28, 2019

Looking for work encompasses a lot of the same requirements that are necessary at an actual job – organization, time management, adaptability and skill-building — so you’ll want to have a similar approach. Learn how to make the job search process more productive and ultimately, less stressful and time-consuming.

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Key Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

Nicole Franklin, MPH on December 10, 2018

Take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions during a job interview. Learn more about the position, company and get answers to some of your most pressing questions.

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Showcasing Volunteer Experience to Land a Job

Nicole Franklin, MPH on November 5, 2018

Seize the opportunity to highlight your volunteer experience during a job interview. Practice makes perfect so conduct mock interviews to get more comfortable answering commonly asked interview questions and inserting your volunteer experience into your responses!

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Boost Your Job Search with LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant

Nicole Franklin, MPH on August 27, 2018

LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant is a powerful tool that provides resources and inspiration to help you craft your resume. Here, we’ve highlighted some of its key features.

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Emphasizing Your Transferable Skills for a Successful Career Change

Nicole Franklin, MPH on July 2, 2018

By identifying and highlighting your transferable skills (i.e., ones you’ve obtained in previous positions that are applicable to a desired job) on your application, you can grab the attention of hiring managers.

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Your Resume = Your Career Story

Nicole Franklin, MPH on May 21, 2018

A resume is a living document that should tell an engaging story of your career experiences and accomplishments. Find out how.

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A Successful Midwest Conference — Five Years Running!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on April 9, 2018

We’re still basking in the afterglow of our fifth annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer! It was a terrific day, filled with in-depth learning and discussion on critical topics, plus valuable professional and personal connections.

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2018 Midwest Conference Countdown

Nicole Franklin, MPH on February 26, 2018

With less than a month to go, the countdown to our 5th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer has begun! On Friday, March 23, 2018 we’ll be returning to Chicago to host this free, full day event which focuses on the challenges working people face when balancing a cancer diagnosis with employment.

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Ways to Impress Job Recruiters When You’re Unemployed

Nicole Franklin, MPH on January 17, 2018

You may think your current unemployment status could be a red flag to job recruiters, but there are ways to impress them so that they can help you land your ideal job!

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Positive “Self Search” = Positive Job Search

Nicole Franklin, MPH on December 4, 2017

If you want your job search to be as successful as possible, first you need to do some “self searching” — online — and make sure the results are positive.

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5 New Changes to LinkedIn That Can Help You Land a Job

Nicole Franklin, MPH on September 25, 2017

LinkedIn is considered an essential platform for anyone looking to do some professional networking. According to Forbes, some recent updates to the site are not only improving the user experience, but are also helping to make the job-hunt easier.

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Steps to Take After a Difficult Conversation at Work

Nicole Franklin, MPH on August 14, 2017

Most of us have had difficult conversations at work — the kind that can leave us feeling anxious and eager to forget that it ever took place. Learning how to navigate a challenging work conversation is a skill, but being able to follow up and build (or re-build) a relationship afterward is equally important.

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Overcoming Common Job-Search Obstacles

Nicole Franklin, MPH on June 19, 2017

There are a number of challenges that job-hunters often face. Read on to learn what they are and how to address them.

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4th Annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer: Roundup

Nicole Franklin, MPH on April 10, 2017

Cancer and Careers hosted its 4th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer, in Chicago, on Friday, March 31st — and what a day it was! To accommodate our incredible (and growing!) attendance, this year’s event was held at a new venue.

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How to Go from Volunteer to Career

Nicole Franklin, MPH on April 3, 2017

There are many things you can do to help yourself transition from volunteer to employee, which can be particularly useful for cancer survivors who took time off from work but volunteered during/after treatment. Here are some tips for turning your volunteer gig into a full-time job.

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