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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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A Sudden Career Change: What Now?

Brian Morvant on February 10, 2020

Changing careers can bring about obstacles both expected and unanticipated. We share ways to get a handle on the transition and ensure you’re taking steps in the right direction.

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How to Identify Your Strengths

Maddy Meislin on November 18, 2019

When searching for a job, it’s important to figure out what’s meaningful to you — but it’s also important to figure out what you’re good at.

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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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4 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Sissy Silva on November 4, 2019

Online job applications have become the norm, which has resulted in a larger pool of candidates for employers to consider. That means first impressions really matter — and your resume is often the first opportunity you have to make a strong first impression.

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How to Use Time Off From Work to Your Advantage

Nicole Franklin, MPH on September 3, 2019

There are several activities you can undertake to give yourself a professional edge while you’re away from the workforce.

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The 2019 National Conference Is Almost Here!

Maddy Meislin on June 3, 2019

Our free, daylong program will deliver essential information and valuable resources on balancing treatment and recovery with employment. Plus, we’re excited to announce some new elements!

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The 2019 Midwest Conference — Happening This Month!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on March 12, 2019

On Friday, March 29, 2019, Cancer and Careers will host its 6th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer, at Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, in Chicago!

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Three Tips for Building a Standout Online Brand

Rachel Becker, LMSW on February 25, 2019

It’s a reality in today’s professional landscape that employers Google. As such, it’s essential to have a clear sense of what your “online brand” says about you.

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Re-evaluating Your Career

Chrissy Brennan on February 19, 2019

Most people pause at some point in their lives to assess their career — where they’ve been and where they’re headed. For cancer patients and survivors, this point often comes following news of their diagnosis. If you are ready to re-examine your career path, these steps can help.

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How to Streamline & Simplify Your Job Search

Nicole Franklin, MPH on January 28, 2019

Looking for work encompasses a lot of the same requirements that are necessary at an actual job – organization, time management, adaptability and skill-building — so you’ll want to have a similar approach. Learn how to make the job search process more productive and ultimately, less stressful and time-consuming.

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Use the STAR Method to Shine During Interviews

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 21, 2019

If you’ve ever been on a job interview, you’ve likely been asked to give an example of how you handled a challenging circumstance in a prior work situation. The STAR Method is a great tool for creating a smart, successful response. Learn more about it.

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Resume Writing — Where to Start

Sissy Silva on November 12, 2018

You’ve decided you want to make a change in your professional life. One of the most crucial steps to accomplishing this is having a strong, well-written resume. Find out how to set yourself apart from all other candidates and make a favorable impression on the hiring manager.

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Showcasing Volunteer Experience to Land a Job

Nicole Franklin, MPH on November 5, 2018

Seize the opportunity to highlight your volunteer experience during a job interview. Practice makes perfect so conduct mock interviews to get more comfortable answering commonly asked interview questions and inserting your volunteer experience into your responses!

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The Most Common Interview Questions (& How to Answer Them!)

Rachel Becker, LMSW on September 9, 2018

The best way to balance out any pre-interview anxiety is to prepare and rehearse responses to potential questions.

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How to Enhance Your Social Media Presence — And Why You Should

Chrissy Brennan on August 20, 2018

Having a robust online presence is becoming increasingly important. Here are easy steps you can follow to establish yours.

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Roadmapping Your Path to a Happier Work Life

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 13, 2018

Cancer prompts many survivors to explore the idea of changing careers, in the hopes of increasing the degree of happiness in their life. Read on for tips on creating a map to get you there.

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Exploring Company Culture During Job Interviews

Rachel Becker, LMSW on July 8, 2018

There are many elements go into preparing for a successful job interview, and it's important to remember that an interview is also your opportunity to ask questions that can help you determine if a potential employer's company culture is one in which you're likely to be happy, productive and successful. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

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Emphasizing Your Transferable Skills for a Successful Career Change

Nicole Franklin, MPH on July 2, 2018

By identifying and highlighting your transferable skills (i.e., ones you’ve obtained in previous positions that are applicable to a desired job) on your application, you can grab the attention of hiring managers.

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