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The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for an Interview

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 29, 2018

There are many steps to the job search process, but getting an interview brings you that much closer to getting the job of your dreams. Interview prep can help you to not only feel confident, but can ensure that you're walking in with the right answers and evidence that you're the best for the job.

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Setting Yourself Up for a More Organized Job Hunt

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 1, 2018

Being organized and having a job-search plan in place can help make what is often a stressful and frustrating process much more manageable. Check out our tips for creating a plan to get, and stay, organized while looking for work.

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Tips for Surviving, and Thriving, at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 4, 2018

A lot of patients seek Cancer and Careers’ advice on evaluating whether they can keep working. Our Manager of Programs Nicole Franklin, MPH, discusses ways to not only manage your job, but to succeed at it.

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Simple Steps for Assessing Your Skills

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 6, 2018

When job-hunting, many of us tend to underestimate our capabilities. But knowing your skill set and how it can be applied to various positions is critical. Read on for easy ways to assess your career skills.

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Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media — Hiring Managers Are Looking!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 30, 2018

Maintaining a positive professional online presence is becoming more important, as hiring managers use Internet searches to find out about candidates or confirm something a prospective employee has told them. Here’s how to make sure they see what you want them to see!

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How to Effectively Explain Resume Gaps

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on June 26, 2018

Looking for job after a cancer diagnosis has its own unique challenges. A common one relates to resume gaps. We want to make sure you’re prepared. So read on for ways to make gaps less of an obstacle during the job search.

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Understand and Take Control of Online Privacy Settings!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on June 19, 2018

Do you really know how your online data is used by the social media giants like Facebook, Google and Microsoft? Get educated and learn how to protect your information online.

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Pitfalls to Avoid When Making a Career Change

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 30, 2018

Many cancer survivors cite their cancer experience as an inspiration for a change in career direction. With the right preparation and perspective it can be a great positive change. Being sure to avoid common pitfalls is the first step to a successful transition to a new field or position.

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How to Use Social Media to Get Your Next Job

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 23, 2018

It’s important to understand the ways in which using social media can benefit you when you’re looking for a new job. Here are some best practices for using it in a professional capacity.

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Four Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on March 12, 2018

Social media has become an important part of both personal and professional personas. These four tips can help you strengthen your social media presence and boost your professional brand.

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How to Determine If a Job Is the Right Fit

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 29, 2018

So often, job-seekers are focused on one thing and one thing only: getting hired. But determining whether a job is actually the right fit is just as important as nailing the interview.

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How Do You Highlight Transferable Skills?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on November 6, 2017

Self-doubt and fear can lead many job-seekers to avoid applying for positions they deem to be outside the realm of their experience or abilities. However, it's important to remember that transferable skills can make all the difference when looking for a new job..

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Program Spotlight: Professional Development Micro-Grants

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 9, 2017

Professional development is an important aspect of career advancement for any working person, but for those with a cancer diagnosis, it can be a way to get back into the swing of the workplace and improve skills that may need a little fine-tuning after dealing with a diagnosis and treatment.

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What Are the Signs of a Toxic Work Environment?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 5, 2017

It’s always important to put your best self forward when looking for a new job. You want to prove that you are the best fit for the position. Many forget, however, that it’s equally important that the company be a good match for you! Learn the telltale signs of a toxic company culture, so you can be sure to avoid it.

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Chemo Brain: It’s Not Just in Your Head

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 17, 2017

Finally, a scientific basis has been discovered for chemo brain.

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Webinar Spotlight: Career Change

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 10, 2017

Last month, as part of our Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar Series, we hosted a webinar on career change. The session was presented by our seasoned career coach Julie Jansen. Check out some of the highlights!

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How to Network Effectively to Connect with the Right People

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 22, 2017

We know that networking can be challenging. But as the career coaches we work with have said time and time again, it’s a necessary step in the job-search process; so knowing how to do it is imperative.

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Changing the Way You Think Can Change Your Life

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 17, 2017

One’s mindset during cancer can have a profound impact on self-esteem and positive thinking.

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How to Make Age an Advantage in the Job Search

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on March 13, 2017

Many older job-seekers express concern that their age puts them at a disadvantage when job-hunting. Check out these suggestions for how to make it a positive characteristic.

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Don’t Meet All the Qualifications for a Position? That’s Okay!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 23, 2017

When job-searching, it is common to read a summary of the position and rule yourself out if you do not meet every qualification listed. However, you are doing yourself a disservice by not applying just because you don’t fit the exact description.

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