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Smart Ways to Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile During COVID-19

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 1, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted job seekers ability to do one of the most important aspects of the job search process: networking. Just because cocktail mixers, job fairs, and in-person informational interviews may be stalled for now, that doesn't mean the ability to network is gone! LinkedIn is your friend in times like these.

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Companies Are Still Hiring Despite COVID-19, Here's Where to Look!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 3, 2020

Though it would appear the majority of companies are in the process of major layoffs and wide-scale closures, there are still some companies that are able to survive, and even thrive through this economic downshift.

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Don't Give Up on Your Job Search During the Coronavirus Pandemic | Cancer and Careers

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on March 30, 2020

posted in Job Hunting, Job Search

The pandemic has had an impact on nearly every single aspect of American's lives, this includes if you were in the midst of a job search, or are finding yourself in need of work now. While the process may look a bit different, it doesn't mean you should necessarily put it on hold.

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Will You Like Working at That Company? Here's How to Tell

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on March 16, 2020

Starting a new job is full of unknowns. Check out these tips for evaluating, before you start at a new company, if you'll enjoy working there.

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What Impact Is Your Online Presence Having on Your Career?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on February 18, 2020

Social media is here, and it's here to stay. Understanding best practices for using it in your personal life can extend to security and stability in your professional life.

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How to Safely Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” During an Interview

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on November 25, 2019

You’ve been job-hunting and you’ve secured an interview. In preparation, find out what you need to know about disclosure during interviews and how to reply to the dreaded “Tell me about yourself...”

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How to Master Both Hard Skills & Soft Skills

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 28, 2019

There are many steps to the job-search process, but one of the most important is to spend time looking inward and assessing what you can offer as a potential job candidate. We tell you how.

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How to Disclose an Invisible Disability at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 23, 2019

Having a disability that can’t be seen can present unique challenges in the workplace — including deciding whether to disclose. Here are steps for approaching the process.

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Making the Argument for Working Remotely

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 26, 2019

When you have cancer, performing your job remotely can save you the time and energy you need to continue to be productive at work. Here’s how to approach your boss with the idea...

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What Is FMLA Leave and How Do You Take It?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 5, 2019

There are a variety of reasons why one would need to take a leave of absence from work — cancer patients, in particular, know this all too well. Thankfully, the Family and Medical Leave Act was designed to address some of these situations. Find out more...

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How to Request Accommodations During a Job Search

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 1, 2019

Job-searching can pose challenges, but job-searching with cancer can make those challenges feel insurmountable. Thankfully there are protections available to job-seekers, some of which are applicable even before they’re hired.

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Useful Tips for Managing Work-Related Stress

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 20, 2019

Work-related stress is common and often unavoidable. However, learning techniques to combat and manage stress on the job can positively impact productivity and foster a healthy, balanced life.

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How to Refresh Your Career and Job Search

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 13, 2019

Feeling like your job search and/or career is stagnant? Here are some tips on how to take a fresh approach!

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Commonly Held Beliefs About Job-Hunting That Are Complete Myths

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 1, 2019

When setting out on the job hunt, it is easy to be inundated with advice and best practices. While much of that information can be helpful, it's important to be able to distinguish between good, practical advice and inaccurate or irrelevant guidance. Read on for which commonly held job hunting beliefs are actually not true!

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How to Update Your LinkedIn Profile in 2019

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on February 4, 2019

Looking to improve your presence on LinkedIn? Check out these suggestions for updating your profile in 2019.

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Questions to Consider Before Posting Online

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on November 26, 2018

As the world becomes more and more and accustomed to sharing the both the big and minute details of their lives via social media, it's also important to consider the ramifications of oversharing online in terms of your professional image. Read on for suggestions on how to ensure you're making the right considerations as you post on social media.

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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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