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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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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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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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The Importance of Self-Care at Work

Sissy Silva on December 9, 2019

Self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. In a work context, it can improve productivity and overall performance. Therefore, it is extremely important, especially for working survivors, to make self-care on the job a priority.

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2019 West Coast Conference Review!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on November 11, 2019

Our 5th annual West Coast Conference was a huge success! For the first time we offered CART services and had an additional speaker presenting a new topic, “Setting Boundaries.” Here’s a short recap of the day.

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Expectation vs. Reality: Will Your New Job Be the Right One for You?

Sissy Silva on October 14, 2019

Whether you’re in the midst of a job search or ready to accept an offer, you likely have expectations of what that new position will be like. To help ensure that your hopes sync up with your eventual reality, follow these tips.

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The Importance of Giving Yourself a Mental Break

Nicole Franklin, MPH on September 30, 2019

Information overload is a common challenge for most people, so we should all take steps to create more physical and mental space for ourselves — especially after a cancer diagnosis.

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How to Disclose an Invisible Disability at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 23, 2019

Having a disability that can’t be seen can present unique challenges in the workplace — including deciding whether to disclose. Here are steps for approaching the process.

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How to Prepare for Taking Time Off Work

Sissy Silva on September 9, 2019

Properly planning for a leave of absence is crucial for both you and your employer. Here’s how to go about it.

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What Is FMLA Leave and How Do You Take It?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 5, 2019

There are a variety of reasons why one would need to take a leave of absence from work — cancer patients, in particular, know this all too well. Thankfully, the Family and Medical Leave Act was designed to address some of these situations. Find out more...

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2019 National Conference Recap

Maddy Meislin on July 22, 2019

Our 9th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer provided attendees with information, confidence, hope and truth. Read on...

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Making the Case for a More Flexible Work Schedule

Sissy Silva on July 15, 2019

While the benefits of flexible work arrangements are a win-win for both the employee and the employer, for many survivors, this option is not guaranteed. However, a strong case can be made for its value. Read our tips for how to have this conversation effectively!

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Tips to Help You Succeed When Returning to Work

Sissy Silva on May 28, 2019

For those in treatment or managing resulting side effects, it’s important to remember that being a survivor is work in and of itself. So when it comes to employment, you’ll want to determine what the right balance is for successfully managing your job and caring for yourself.

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Useful Tips for Managing Work-Related Stress

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 20, 2019

Work-related stress is common and often unavoidable. However, learning techniques to combat and manage stress on the job can positively impact productivity and foster a healthy, balanced life.

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A Successful 2019 Midwest Conference!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on April 22, 2019

We’re still reflecting on what an amazing event it was — from the incredible people we met to the informative conversations we had on navigating employment following a cancer diagnosis.

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Tips on How to Balance Work and Cancer

Sissy Silva on April 15, 2019

Cancer is a life-changing experience, and as a result, many survivors find themselves faced with a “new normal” post-treatment. For those returning to work, coping with that new normal can necessitate a better work-life balance.

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