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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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Power Shift: Employees Have The Upper Hand

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 12, 2021

We all know that the pandemic changed the landscape of work and looking for work. For the first time, workers are gaining more control over their employment.

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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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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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Introducing The Future of Working Well

Brian Morvant on December 9, 2020

This Friday, December 11th, Cancer and Careers will host The Future of Working Well. This live, virtual event will zoom out to take a wide-angle look at the intersection of business and health during this crucial moment.

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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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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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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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Job Hunting During COVID-19

Sissy Silva on May 11, 2020

Just as many companies have had to adapt to the new realities of a post-COVID-19 world, job seekers will have to adapt their job search strategies in order to successfully land the job.

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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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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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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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Creating a Sense of Belonging at Work

Maddy Meislin on October 21, 2019

Research shows that workplace belonging is vital for employee well-being and organizational functioning. Here are some tips for how managers and coworkers can foster a sense of belonging in the workplace.

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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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Tips for Interviewing After You’ve Left a Job on Negative Terms

Maddy Meislin on September 16, 2019

When looking for a new job after leaving your previous one on bad terms, it’s important to control your narrative. Here’s how...

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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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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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