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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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Mental Toughness at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 2, 2016

Much like physical strength, mental strength is something everyone has to work at to some degree. Mental toughness in the workplace can be important for self-discipline, task management and an overall feeling of confidence.

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It’s the 6th Anniversary of the ACA. What’s Been Accomplished?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 18, 2016

In March of 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama. Though there was much controversy initially, the benefits have been seen and felt by many. Find out what’s been accomplished in its first six years!

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Our Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer Is Fast Approaching!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on March 28, 2016

Cancer and Careers’ Midwest Conference takes place on April 8th in Chicago — and we couldn’t be more excited!

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Stay Current with Labor Law Changes in 2016

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on February 18, 2016

While knowing one’s rights in the workplace is always important, with a cancer diagnosis it is even more crucial to ensuring that you are being fully protected. See what’s new in 2016.

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Addressing the Financial Burdens of Survivorship

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 25, 2016

Cancer survival rates have been steadily increasing over the last few decades thanks to improvements in research and treatment. While this, of course, is fantastic news it also brings about new complexities associated with surviving cancer.

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When It’s Time for a Career Change

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 14, 2016

Citing a new perspective on life following a cancer diagnosis as the impetus, many survivors feel the desire to change careers. This is nothing to be afraid of! While fear can be a real obstacle to transitioning into a new line of work, gaining the confidence and making a plan to execute the change is key.

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Balancing Work & Cancer 2016 Series Beginning Soon!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on December 10, 2015

Cancer and Careers is excited to announce that the 2016 schedule for our Balancing Work & Cancer webinar series has been released and registration is now live.

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Employing a Positive Perspective During Cancer

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on December 3, 2015

Adjusting one’s perspective can be helpful when processing the news of a cancer diagnosis. Though each cancer experience is unique, there are certain ways to approach it that can assist you in continuing to live life as positively as possible.

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Exercise to Ease Side Effects at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on November 9, 2015

More studies are showing that exercise can improve side effects caused by chemotherapy — it may also help you be more alert, energetic and productive during your workday.

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Meet CAC’s Newest Team Member

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 12, 2015

My name is Nicole Shaffer and I’m thrilled to be the new Manager of Programs at Cancer and Careers. The work CAC is doing holds a special place in my heart.

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