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A Look Ahead to CAC Programs in 2022

Brian Morvant on January 4, 2022

An overview of CAC's 2022 programs that you can sign-up for today - with more to be announced soon!

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Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

Sissy Silva on September 27, 2021

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which kicked off on September 15th, we would like to highlight some of the milestones we’ve reached and the programs and resources we currently offer in Spanish.

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Independent Work During COVID-19

Brian Morvant on September 9, 2021

What are the pros and cons of independent work for cancer patients and survivors? And how do they relate to our current economy and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?

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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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Talking About and Managing a Career Change

Sissy Silva on August 16, 2021

The decision to make a career change can be both exciting and stressful, especially when thinking about next steps; what type of work you want to do and how you’re going to make it happen. However stressful this may be, it is important to be prepared and to remember that it is a process.

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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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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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CAC Celebrates 20 Years!

Rebecca Nellis on March 2, 2021

We're excited to celebrate this milestone anniversary with our community this year!

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Spotlight: Tanja Thompson

Nikki Zelin on February 25, 2021

Tanja Thompson is a two-time Breast Cancer Survivor, the Founder of The Breast Cancer Move Foundation, and CEO Of Transformation Resolution Group.

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Spotlight: Dr. Harold P. Freeman

Rebecca Nellis on February 11, 2021

Dr. Harold P. Freeman pioneered the use of patient navigation to help eliminate barriers and access to care in order to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer.

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Black History Month

Brian Morvant on February 8, 2021

To honor Black History Month, our Cancer and Careers Blog will focus exclusively on amplifying Black voices and leaders.

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Earning Money While Looking For Work

Nicole Franklin, MPH on January 28, 2021

If you’re unemployed and job hunting, figuring out how to earn extra money in the interim might be an appealing prospect. The good news is there are ways to bring in extra earnings while you look for more permanent employment!

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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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Defining Your Own Experience

Rebecca Nellis on September 18, 2020

Rebecca Nellis, Executive Director of Cancer and Careers, discusses the importance of defining your own experience, and offers possible responses when others speak in ways that may be uncomfortable for you.

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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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Using Mindfulness as a Coping Strategy During COVID-19

Nicole Franklin, MPH on May 18, 2020

When stressful thoughts start to arise and take over, focusing on your mindset, centering yourself and practicing mindfulness techniques can be extremely helpful. Here are key takeaways that can help reinforce our mental and emotional fortitude during challenging times.

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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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