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How to Write a LinkedIn Article

Maddy Meislin on February 20, 2018

This blog includes tips on writing a perfect LinkedIn article.

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Standard Interview Questions You Should Know How to Answer

Chrissy Brennan on February 12, 2018

There are certain questions that always seem to be posed during a job interview. If you’re a cancer survivor, there are a few key ones that you’ll definitely want to prepare for in advance.

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How to Determine If a Job Is the Right Fit

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 29, 2018

So often, job-seekers are focused on one thing and one thing only: getting hired. But determining whether a job is actually the right fit is just as important as nailing the interview.

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Ways to Impress Job Recruiters When You’re Unemployed

Nicole Franklin, MPH on January 17, 2018

You may think your current unemployment status could be a red flag to job recruiters, but there are ways to impress them so that they can help you land your ideal job!

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Working the Dream: Steps to Take When Your Job Isn’t Your Passion

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 8, 2018

A new year often spurs thoughts of how to improve ourselves and our lives — including our jobs. For cancer survivors whose experience has stirred a desire to do more meaningful work, such thoughts can be particularly potent. Read on for steps that can move you closer to “living the dream.”

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New Year…New Career?

Chrissy Brennan on January 2, 2018

For people with cancer, it’s often not just the time of year that causes them to reflect on their job, but, rather, the sheer experience of being diagnosed or going through treatment. It can prompt them to look at how they spend their time at work — and whether they find it fulfilling.

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How Cancer Inspired a Career Change

Grace Blumberg on December 11, 2017

Cancer diagnoses often result in a great deal of change. Read how one woman used this change to fuel a meaningful shift in her career.

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Positive “Self Search” = Positive Job Search

Nicole Franklin, MPH on December 4, 2017

If you want your job search to be as successful as possible, first you need to do some “self searching” — online — and make sure the results are positive.

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Age and the Job Search: Counteracting Employers’ Concerns

Maddy Meislin on November 27, 2017

Understanding what may be contributing to age discrimination in the job market can help you address concerns that employers may have. Find out what you need to know.

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How to Approach Job-Hunting in the New Year

Chrissy Brennan on November 20, 2017

While certain key elements of a successful job search are unlikely ever to change, experts say there are a few trends you’ll want to take note of if you plan on looking for work in the new year.

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Recently Let Go? Here’s How to Talk About It During a Job Search.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 13, 2017

Many survivors have questions about whether and how to disclose their cancer diagnosis during the job-search process. But for those who find themselves back in the job market due to a termination, another question surfaces: How do I explain why I left my last job? Here are some tips for answering this question.

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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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5 New Changes to LinkedIn That Can Help You Land a Job

Nicole Franklin, MPH on September 25, 2017

LinkedIn is considered an essential platform for anyone looking to do some professional networking. According to Forbes, some recent updates to the site are not only improving the user experience, but are also helping to make the job-hunt easier.

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Preparing to Interview for a Part-time Job

Maddy Meislin on September 11, 2017

Like any job, part-time positions often require at least one interview. But sometimes the questions asked during these interviews are different from what you’d expect. The Job Network shares 10 questions you should be prepared to answer — and tips on how to do so successfully.

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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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How to Combat Job-Interview Angst

Chrissy Brennan on August 28, 2017

Interviewing for a job can be anxiety-producing — even for the most seasoned candidate. For cancer survivors, often there is an added layer of concern about the process. Read on for tips on how to manage pre-interview butterflies so that your best self shines through.

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Navigating Tough Interview Questions

Grace Blumberg on August 7, 2017

Interviewing for a new job can be stressful. Composing and practicing answers to possible questions in advance enables you to navigate an interview with ease; it can also reduce your chances of getting caught off guard by questions you are not legally obligated to answer.

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The Networking Pizza Dinner

Maddy Meislin on July 31, 2017

When you share an experience with someone, there’s something that connects the two of you. Leave your mind open to the possibility of networking, realizing that networking doesn’t necessarily mean you need to put on a suit and name-tag at a formal event.

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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 Make a Positive First Impression

Chrissy Brennan on July 5, 2017

Making a great first impression is a key component of successful networking. To ensure that happens, you need to remember four little words...

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