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Job Hunting During COVID-19

Sissy Silva on May 11, 2020

Just as many companies have had to adapt to the new realities of a post-COVID-19 world, job seekers will have to adapt their job search strategies in order to successfully land the job.

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Improving Your Skills While Under Stay-at-Home Directives

Sissy Silva on April 6, 2020

COVID-19 has forced people around the country, and around the world, to live and work in radically different ways. While these rapid changes can sound scary and spark feelings of anxiety for many survivors looking for work, it is important to stay positive and remember that there’s still opportunity out there.

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Tips on Transitioning into a New Career

Sissy Silva on March 9, 2020

A career change can feel unnerving. However, with the right approach, this time can also be an exciting opportunity for personal and professional growth.

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Do You Have to Meet Every Qualification?

Sissy Silva on January 27, 2020

You may be concerned about how much the job market has changed and how you’ll meet any new expectations. But it’s important to put yourself out there and know that it’s not necessary to meet all qualifications.

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The Importance of Self-Care at Work

Sissy Silva on December 9, 2019

Self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. In a work context, it can improve productivity and overall performance. Therefore, it is extremely important, especially for working survivors, to make self-care on the job a priority.

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4 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Sissy Silva on November 4, 2019

Online job applications have become the norm, which has resulted in a larger pool of candidates for employers to consider. That means first impressions really matter — and your resume is often the first opportunity you have to make a strong first impression.

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Expectation vs. Reality: Will Your New Job Be the Right One for You?

Sissy Silva on October 14, 2019

Whether you’re in the midst of a job search or ready to accept an offer, you likely have expectations of what that new position will be like. To help ensure that your hopes sync up with your eventual reality, follow these tips.

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How to Prepare for Taking Time Off Work

Sissy Silva on September 9, 2019

Properly planning for a leave of absence is crucial for both you and your employer. Here’s how to go about it.

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How a Functional Resume Can Help Explain Gaps in Work History

Sissy Silva on August 12, 2019

First impressions matter, so how you tell your story is important. For survivors looking to return to work, explaining gaps in employment due to treatment can be challenging. Fortunately, there are ways around this.

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Making the Case for a More Flexible Work Schedule

Sissy Silva on July 15, 2019

While the benefits of flexible work arrangements are a win-win for both the employee and the employer, for many survivors, this option is not guaranteed. However, a strong case can be made for its value. Read our tips for how to have this conversation effectively!

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Tips to Help You Succeed When Returning to Work

Sissy Silva on May 28, 2019

For those in treatment or managing resulting side effects, it’s important to remember that being a survivor is work in and of itself. So when it comes to employment, you’ll want to determine what the right balance is for successfully managing your job and caring for yourself.

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Tips on How to Balance Work and Cancer

Sissy Silva on April 15, 2019

Cancer is a life-changing experience, and as a result, many survivors find themselves faced with a “new normal” post-treatment. For those returning to work, coping with that new normal can necessitate a better work-life balance.

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Expert Career Advice

Sissy Silva on March 18, 2019

There is no exact science for how best to approach your career. But one thing is for sure: Advice is crucial to your professional growth and success.

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Useful Employment Trends for Survivors in 2019

Sissy Silva on February 11, 2019

New year, new employment trends — some of which might be welcome news for cancer patients and survivors looking to work during or post-treatment. Read on!

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Work & Stress — What You Need to Know

Sissy Silva on January 7, 2019

For many of us, work provides a sense of purpose and identity. But it can also be a source of stress and anxiety. For cancer patients and survivors, this juxtaposition can be even more profound. Read on for more about stress at work and ways to combat it.

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Resume Writing — Where to Start

Sissy Silva on November 12, 2018

You’ve decided you want to make a change in your professional life. One of the most crucial steps to accomplishing this is having a strong, well-written resume. Find out how to set yourself apart from all other candidates and make a favorable impression on the hiring manager.

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Meet Our New Program Coordinator!

Sissy Silva on September 24, 2018

I’m Sissy Siva. I am very excited to be joining CAC’s Program Team and to support its efforts to empower patients and survivors to thrive in their careers and beyond.

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