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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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How to Stay Resilient During Challenging Times

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on November 21, 2016

Going through cancer can be a challenge in itself. Going back to work after a diagnosis and treatment can make the experience even more difficult. Here we explore various ways to be resilient in the face of challenge.

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Make Networking Work for You

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 13, 2016

For a lot of people, networking is neither easy nor enjoyable; but many will admit that, when done right, it works!

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Questions You Should Be Asking During an Interview

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 3, 2016

posted in Interview, Job Hunting

There are common misconceptions about interviewing. While it can feel as though the potential employer is the one who has all of the power, it is important for you as the interviewee to ask some questions of your own, so you can determine whether this is place where you truly want to work.

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Do You Know Your Rights in the Workplace?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 19, 2016

The period following a diagnosis can be overwhelming and disorienting. At a time when it’s necessary to make a number of important decisions, it can be incredibly useful to know your legal rights in the workplace.

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Anxiety from Cancer: What’s the Best Way to Cope?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 25, 2016

Cancer is not something most people plan for in life. Given its unexpected nature, it is understandable that many feel in a state of unease when they are touched by it. Here we discuss ways to adjust to and cope with the anxiety that can accompany a diagnosis, and remain even after being told the cancer is gone.

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What's the Impact of Social Media Use for Those with Cancer?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 8, 2016

The proliferation of social media around the world is undeniable. Regardless of age, race, sex or socioeconomic status, people's use of social media tools is widespread. How is this technology impacting the lives of individuals with cancer?

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Social Media Smarts: Mistakes to Avoid!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 18, 2016

For many, social media has become a staple in our lives. With the addition of LinkedIn, the usage has expanded from a socializing tool, to including a professional and career-oriented aspect. However, it's important to keep in mind: what goes online, stays online. Here are some common mistakes to keep in mind during the job search.

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How to Convey Enthusiasm in a Cover Letter

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on June 27, 2016

Many hiring managers continue to emphasize the value of cover letters. And while it’s important to express interest and enthusiasm for the position you’re targeting, some ways of conveying excitement are more effective than others.

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Regardless of industry, these are the skills you need to work on to get ahead

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on June 16, 2016

Looking for a job is not as simple as it once was. The number, and level, of college degrees seem to hold less weight, years of experience in jobs are not as important, and job requirements seem to be more nuanced. More and more employers are looking to see what "soft skills" job seekers are bringing to the table.

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National Conference Session Spotlight: Occupational Therapy & Vocational Rehab

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on June 9, 2016

Next Friday, June 17, Cancer and Careers is excited to host our 6th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer, at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. While we have new topics being introduced this year, we also have returning sessions we are excited to present!

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The Right Approach to Networking

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 23, 2016

In an age when so much of the job-search process is conducted online, the importance of standing out becomes all too clear. Using networking as a tool to develop relationships with potential employers can help distinguish you from the thousands of other job-seekers out there and ultimately land you the position you want.

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