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How The "Great Resignation" Could Help Your Job Search

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 30, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of life as most of us know it. An unexpected positive outcome is the impact on the job market and the power of employees. Read on for more information on how the "Great Resignation" has created job perks for job seekers!

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Planning Your Hybrid Work Schedule

Brian Morvant on August 9, 2021

Many offices are shifting to a hybrid work model that allows for both remote and in-office work, which may present a unique opportunity to have more control over how you navigate work and cancer. Here we offer some tips to help you plan a schedule that works for you!

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LGBTQIA+ Job Search Resources

Brian Morvant on June 29, 2021

We've compiled a list of resources we hope will specifically help our LGBTQIA+ community in assessing company culture during the job search.

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A Preview of the 11th National Conference on Work & Cancer!

Maddy Meislin on June 21, 2021

This year’s 11th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer will be another engaging day filled with need-to-know information on the complexities of balancing treatment and recovery with employment. Join us!

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Taking Advantage of Remote Work Opportunities

Sissy Silva on June 10, 2021

While some companies are now starting to, or considering, asking their employees to return to on-site work, many more are making working from home a permanent fixture. This could be great news for patients and survivors looking for remote work, or those looking to continue working remotely while balancing work and cancer.

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The Disproportionate Burden of Working Black Caregivers

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 12, 2021

People of all racial and ethnic backgrounds feel the impact of caregiver burden in significant ways, however, according to an article by Deborah Bonello, published in OZY, Black caregivers are more likely to experience this burden at high levels.

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Tips on Communicating Your Needs After a Diagnosis

Sissy Silva on January 11, 2021

Our ability to communicate clearly and effectively can make all the difference in achieving personal and professional goals. While it is a necessity for daily life, communicating our needs and emotions can sometimes prove to be confusing and difficult. For survivors, a cancer diagnosis can add on new layers of complexity.

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Understanding Your Interviewer's Mindset

Maddy Meislin on December 2, 2020

This blog features four ways to get in the mindset of an interviewer so you can prepare for an interview accordingly.

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Building Relationships While Working Remotely

Sissy Silva on November 23, 2020

Building relationships with coworkers, and working on those relationships, helps put your own work into perspective, provides a support system, increases productivity and job satisfaction.

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CAC Weighs In on USA Today: Thinking Through Disclosure During COVID-19

Maddy Meislin on August 6, 2020

CAC weighs in on a USA Today conversation with a human resources expert, answering a question posted by a cancer survivor regarding disclosure and returning to work during COVID-19.

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How to Sharpen Your Skills with Online Classes

Sissy Silva on July 13, 2020

Education has changed dramatically in the last decade with the rise of e-learning. This trend has become even more prominent during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the new realities of 2020, people are adapting as best as they can; connecting virtually and finding online resources to help them continue to work and learn from home.

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Hiring During COVID-19

Sissy Silva on June 8, 2020

While much of the United States continues to practice social distancing, many employers looking to fill open positions are opting for a virtual hiring process. As a result, job seekers will have to adapt their job search strategies in order to successfully land the job.

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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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Concerns About Returning to Work After Sheltering in Place

Rachel Becker, LMSW on April 25, 2020

This past Thursday, Cancer and Careers hosted our first Ask the Experts session as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This moderated discussion featured career coach Kathy Flora (who is also a cancer survivor) fielding questions about looking for work and continuing on the job during our current public health crisis.

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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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Counteracting the Impact of "Chemo Brain" at Work

Nicole Franklin, MPH on March 2, 2020

Even after the physical side effects from treatment have improved, many people can still be impacted by “invisible” side effects. Working with “chemo brain” can generally be stressful and frustrating and in a work setting, can possibly impact your job performance but accommodations might maintain (or improve) your efficiency at work.

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Maintaining Balance While Job-Hunting

Nicole Franklin, MPH on February 3, 2020

While job-hunting, it’s essential to find ways to relieve stress, which necessitates being able to recognize stress-related symptoms.

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