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Job Hunting in the Cancer Community: Should I Disclose My Diagnosis?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 2, 2021

It might seem like the most logical choice to share your own cancer history with a potential employer when you're applying for a job in the cancer space, but there are still considerations around disclosure. Find out how to approach the job search when looking for work in the cancer community.

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Taking Steps Towards a New Professional Path

Nicole Franklin, MPH on March 31, 2021

The drive to find work that is personally fulfilling is something that many people strive towards but can become even more of a priority after facing a life-changing experience–like a cancer diagnosis.

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New Year, New Job Search!

Maddy Meislin on December 23, 2020

With the new year approaching, now is a great time to revamp your job search. CAC is committed to providing expert programs and interactive services to help people diagnosed with cancer navigate a successful job search.

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Simple Steps for Assessing Your Skills

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 6, 2018

When job-hunting, many of us tend to underestimate our capabilities. But knowing your skill set and how it can be applied to various positions is critical. Read on for easy ways to assess your career skills.

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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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No Experience? No Problem! How to Get an Interview When Changing Careers.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 19, 2018

If your cancer experience has motivated you to transition to a new field, finding a posting for your “dream job” can be equal parts thrilling and intimidating. But don’t panic! There are ways to re-frame your resume and cover letter to showcase your best self.

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Recently Let Go? Here’s How to Talk About It During a Job Search.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 13, 2017

Many survivors have questions about whether and how to disclose their cancer diagnosis during the job-search process. But for those who find themselves back in the job market due to a termination, another question surfaces: How do I explain why I left my last job? Here are some tips for answering this question.

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How to Reinvigorate Your Job Search

Rachel Becker, LMSW on June 12, 2017

In today’s world, a successful job search can take some time, which can leave employment seekers feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. Thankfully, an article in Fast Company outlines practical steps that can help offset the fatigue and keep you moving in the right direction. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Don’t Meet All the Qualifications for a Position? That’s Okay!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 23, 2017

When job-searching, it is common to read a summary of the position and rule yourself out if you do not meet every qualification listed. However, you are doing yourself a disservice by not applying just because you don’t fit the exact description.

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Tips to Help Your Cover Letter Stand Out

Chioma Onyekwere on October 6, 2016

Crafting your cover letter can be a little nerve-wracking, but the cover letter serves as an introduction to your qualifications to prospective employers.

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How to Convey Enthusiasm in a Cover Letter

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on June 27, 2016

Many hiring managers continue to emphasize the value of cover letters. And while it’s important to express interest and enthusiasm for the position you’re targeting, some ways of conveying excitement are more effective than others.

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When Looking for a Job, Don’t Forget the Common Sense

Chrissy Brennan on May 17, 2016

Job-hunting is a multi-step process. Because it’s so involved — and can often take longer than we want — sometimes common sense gets lost in the shuffle.

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Refresh Your Job Search in 2016!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 21, 2016

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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Fresh Ideas for Your Resume & Cover Letter

Chrissy Brennan on February 24, 2015

Now that 2015 is under way, it's a good time to inject some renewed energy into your job search. Two easy ways to freshen things up are to tweak your resume and rethink your approach to writing cover letters.

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