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Have You Done an Online Privacy Check Up Lately?

Brian Morvant on September 24, 2021

It’s important to regularly check the privacy settings of the websites you log-in to, but it can be challenging to keep up with all the changes. The Washington Post's new "Help Desk" promises to keep you up to date with news and step by step guides.

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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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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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Disclosure in the Workplace: When is it Appropriate?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 18, 2021

Explore the various considerations when deciding to disclose an illness in the workplace, and understand how to weigh the benefits and consequences.

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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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On the passing of Chadwick Boseman

Rebecca Nellis on August 31, 2020

Rebecca Nellis, Executive Director of Cancer and Careers, discusses the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, and the deeply personal decision of disclosure.

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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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Personal Stories: COVID-19 for Over 3 Months

Brian Morvant on July 9, 2020

In this powerful and personal essay written for Huffington Post, a cancer survivor discusses her struggles to have people take her COVID-19 diagnosis seriously, and her personal choices regarding privacy and disclosure.

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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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How to Safely Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” During an Interview

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on November 25, 2019

You’ve been job-hunting and you’ve secured an interview. In preparation, find out what you need to know about disclosure during interviews and how to reply to the dreaded “Tell me about yourself...”

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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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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 Ask for Time Off

Maddy Meislin on August 20, 2019

If managing your diagnosis necessitates requesting time off from work, it’s important to go about it strategically and responsibly. Here are some guidelines...

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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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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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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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Questions to Consider Before Posting Online

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on November 26, 2018

As the world becomes more and more and accustomed to sharing the both the big and minute details of their lives via social media, it's also important to consider the ramifications of oversharing online in terms of your professional image. Read on for suggestions on how to ensure you're making the right considerations as you post on social media.

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Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media — Hiring Managers Are Looking!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 30, 2018

Maintaining a positive professional online presence is becoming more important, as hiring managers use Internet searches to find out about candidates or confirm something a prospective employee has told them. Here’s how to make sure they see what you want them to see!

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