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Refresh Your Job Search in 2016!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 21, 2016

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, CAC Resource, Career Advice, Career Change, Cover Letter, Disclosure, Interview, Job Re-entry, Job Search, LinkedIn, Online Reputation Management, Resume

Whether you’re in the midst of an ongoing job search or starting a new one, now is the time to harness the energy of the new year and strategize for 2016.

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When It’s Time for a Career Change

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on January 14, 2016

posted in Balancing Work & Cancer, Career Advice, Career Change, Meaningful Work

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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Planning for Your Job Search in 2016

Kelsey Fenton on December 21, 2015

posted in Career Change, Job Search

The holidays are a great time to visit with friends and family, reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next. But the busyness of the season can make it hard stay focused on the job-hunt. Here are some tips for maintaining momentum and finding out what the in-demand job trends are for 2016.

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How to Choose the Right Career Coach

Sarah Goodell on December 16, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Meaningful Work

For many people, cancer is inspiration for career change. But transitioning to a new field isn’t easy. Often, the hardest part is deciding what, exactly, you want to do. This is where a career coach can be incredibly helpful, but it’s important to make sure you’re working with the right one.

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Resume Tips for Career Changers

Maddy Meislin on December 7, 2015

posted in Career Change, Job Re-entry, Job Search, Meaningful Work, Resume

Many cancer survivors feel their diagnosis has inspired them to pursue a completely new career. However, changing from one field to another can be challenging. A few simple tweaks to your resume can help.

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Ticket to Work

Maddy Meislin on October 28, 2015

posted in Career Change, Job Re-entry, Professional Development, Resources, SSDI, Unemployment

Marty Davis was a general contractor who owned his own construction company when he was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer.

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Using Social Skills to Stay Relevant

Maddy Meislin on September 17, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Meaningful Work, Networking, Resources

If you are looking for a new job, you may want to consider looking for one that requires social skills over specialized technical skills.

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Job Interviews: How to Respond to Illegal Questions

Chrissy Brennan on September 8, 2015

posted in ADA, Career Change, Disability, Employer, Health, Job Re-entry, Workforce

Many cancer survivors are concerned that during a job interview, they may be asked about their health history. If you’re faced with an unlawful question, it’s important to know your rights — and how to respond.

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Customizing the Order of Your Resume

Maddy Meislin on August 27, 2015

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, Career Advice, Career Change, Employer, In the News, Job Search, Meaningful Work, Resources, Resume

One step to crafting an effective resume is organizing all the sections in the correct order. Career specialist Lily Zhang recommends tailoring the order of your resume based on the position you are seeking and your specific situation.

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Finding Employment After Cancer

Sarah Goodell on August 13, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Resources

We receive tons of fantastic questions through our Ask a Career Coach service. Today we want to highlight one about finding employment after treatment, as this applies to so many survivors. Our career coach Kathy Flora did a marvelous job laying out how to approach this process, which can often feel overwhelming.

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Humans or Robots: Who Is Reading Your Resume?

Maddy Meislin on August 10, 2015

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, CAC Resource, Career Advice, Career Change, In the News, Job Search, LinkedIn, Resources, Resume

Daily Muse, Inc, and DailyWorth recently published an informative article titled “4 Lies (and 1 Truth) About Applicant Tracking Systems,” which addresses the following important question: Should we be crafting our resumes for machines or humans?

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Developing Your Personal Brand

Chrissy Brennan on August 18, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Employer, Meaningful Work

As we all know, job-hunting is hard — even in the best of circumstances. So it’s no surprise that when cancer is added to the mix, the process can often seem insurmountable...

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Sports Figures Working (& Playing) Through Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 11, 2014

posted in Career Change, In the News, Meaningful Work, Side Effects

Recently, the newswires have displayed an uptick in stories about sports figures working through cancer. The take away? That athletes face the same work-related challenges as patients and survivors with less-public lives.

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Tips on Finding Meaningful Work

Sarah Goodell on July 21, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Meaningful Work, Young Adults

What is meaningful work? How do you find it? How do you regain lost meaning in work? There are so many questions on the topic of meaningful work. Idealist Careers has some great articles to help you find the answers to them, and ultimately get on the path to finding work you're passionate about.

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Beauty of Caring Event in Philadelphia

Sarah Goodell on May 15, 2014

posted in Beauty of Caring, Career Advice, Career Change, Event, Interview, Job Search, Young Adults

We're heading to Philly with SELF and Shiseido Cosmetics for an evening of expert career coaching and beauty tips!

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Finding a new job within your organization

Kelsey Fenton on April 21, 2014

posted in ADA, Career Advice, Career Change, Disability, Job Search, Young Adults

Many cancer patients need to set up accommodations in their workplace in order to keep working, but sometimes a new role within their company or organization is the answer to managing manage treatment side-effects and workload.

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NEW Job Search Toolkit!

Sarah Goodell on February 27, 2014

posted in CAC Resource, Career Advice, Career Change, Disclosure, Interview, Job Search, Networking, Resume, Young Adults, Flexible Work

We're thrilled to announce that our brand new Job Search Toolkit is now available for free order and download! Read on for an overview of the new publication and where to order your copy today!

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Tips for the First 60 Days at Your New Job

Sarah Goodell on January 17, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search

When you get a new job, you want to make sure that you start off strong. Idealist recently posted an article with some great tips to set yourself up for success.

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New Study Examines Hiring Managers' Use of Social Media in Application Reviews

Amy Coleman on December 9, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search

According to a new study out of Carnegie Mellon University, between 10% and one third of US employers seeking new talent search social networks for info early on in hiring process.

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New Article on Cover Letters

Eva LaManna on November 14, 2013

posted in CAC Resource, Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Resume

Our new article on mastering your cover letter discusses some issues survivors face and offers tips for getting your foot in the door.

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