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Meet Our New Development Coordinator!

Nikki Zelin on October 22, 2018

posted in At Work, Meet the Staff

Hi! My name is Nikki Zelin and I am so excited to be working at Cancer and Careers as the new Development Coordinator. I am eager to utilize my previous experience in both development and event support to help CAC expand its mission!

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Simple Solutions When You're Overwhelmed at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on October 15, 2018

Contrary to what many people think, trying to work harder and faster is not necessarily the best way to deal with feeling swamped at work. (In fact, depending on your specific side effects, it may not be at all practical!) Below are some tips on more realistic approaches to managing all the tasks you have at hand.

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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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For Career Success, Use Lessons Learned During Your Cancer Journey

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on July 16, 2018

Cancer patients and survivors know that with a diagnosis and treatment come many lessons. These lessons can be applied effectively when facing career obstacles.

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Morning To-Dos to Maximize Your Workday

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on January 22, 2018

Caring for yourself physically and mentally is important — especially after a cancer diagnosis. Implementing healthy morning habits is a great first step.

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Feeling Overloaded on the Job? Let Your Boss Know.

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on October 23, 2017

Having too much work can be overwhelming and can impact your job performance, especially if you’re working through treatment or easing back into the workplace. These tips can help guide a productive conversation with your boss about your workload.

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Stressed Out at Work? Asking Yourself a Few Questions Can Help.

Maddy Meislin on October 16, 2017

According to The Job Network, the best way to manage on-the-job stress is to confront it head-on by asking yourself a series of questions. Read on to find out what they are...

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How to Learn New Skills — Quickly!

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on September 18, 2017

Every professional must develop new skills in order to continue growing — either in their current position or into a new one. We highlight tips from The Muse on fast ways to learn skills that will keep you moving forward.

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Productivity and the “New Normal” During & After Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 21, 2017

The side effects of treatment — including chemo brain — sometimes require survivors make changes to their work habits so they can continue doing their job at the best possible level. A recent New York Times article provides some excellent tips to keep in mind when integrating new work habits into your routine.

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Steps to Take After a Difficult Conversation at Work

Nicole Franklin, MPH on August 14, 2017

Most of us have had difficult conversations at work — the kind that can leave us feeling anxious and eager to forget that it ever took place. Learning how to navigate a challenging work conversation is a skill, but being able to follow up and build (or re-build) a relationship afterward is equally important.

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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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Steps to Sharpening Your Job Skills

Chrissy Brennan on May 30, 2017

Brushing up on job skills is a good way to build confidence when returning to the workforce after cancer, whether you’re going back to an existing job or looking for a new one.

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Meet CAC’s New Program Coordinator!

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on May 15, 2017

posted in Meet the Staff

Hi there! My name is Grace Blumberg and I am thrilled to be joining Cancer and Careers as the new Program Coordinator.

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Calming Your Cancer Anxiety

Maddy Meislin on February 27, 2017

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Stress and anxiety are common company of a cancer diagnosis. If left unchecked, your body’s reaction to these stresses can lead to impaired immune function and an assortment of troubling symptoms. Thankfully, there are tools and techniques that can help you combat fear and anxiety, and regain a sense of control.

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The Role of EQ in Balancing Work & Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on February 6, 2017

Emotional Intelligence, also known as EQ, refers to our ability to understand and manage our own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. EQ plays a very important role in the context of our professional lives, and this is particularly true when it comes to balancing work and cancer.

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Meet CAC’s New Manager of Programs!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on January 9, 2017

My name is Nicole Franklin and I am Cancer and Careers’ new Manager of Programs. As a public health professional, I am continuously dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all people, which is why I am so excited to work for CAC.

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How to Deal with Workplace Distractions

Chrissy Brennan on December 5, 2016

These days, when there’s so much emphasis on staying connected through social media, and the “bullpen” office layout is becoming the norm, it’s no surprise that the inability to stay focused at work is on the rise.

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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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Don’t Create Work-Life Balance — Create Boundaries

Chrissy Brennan on November 14, 2016

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Establishing work-life balance is hard — especially for cancer survivors returning to the job post-treatment. So here’s another approach: Establish boundaries instead.

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