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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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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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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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The January Job Hunt

Chrissy Brennan on January 14, 2019

The beginning of a new year is often a good time to look for work. Find out why, and what you can do to make your search successful.

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Work & Stress — What You Need to Know

Sissy Silva on January 7, 2019

For many of us, work provides a sense of purpose and identity. But it can also be a source of stress and anxiety. For cancer patients and survivors, this juxtaposition can be even more profound. Read on for more about stress at work and ways to combat 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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Simple Solutions When You're Overwhelmed at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on October 15, 2018

Contrary to what many people think, trying to work harder and faster is not necessarily the best way to deal with feeling swamped at work. (In fact, depending on your specific side effects, it may not be at all practical!) Below are some tips on more realistic approaches to managing all the tasks you have at hand.

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Boost Your Job Search with LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant

Nicole Franklin, MPH on August 27, 2018

LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant is a powerful tool that provides resources and inspiration to help you craft your resume. Here, we’ve highlighted some of its key features.

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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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Your Resume = Your Career Story

Nicole Franklin, MPH on May 21, 2018

A resume is a living document that should tell an engaging story of your career experiences and accomplishments. Find out how.

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2018 Midwest Conference Countdown

Nicole Franklin, MPH on February 26, 2018

With less than a month to go, the countdown to our 5th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer has begun! On Friday, March 23, 2018 we’ll be returning to Chicago to host this free, full day event which focuses on the challenges working people face when balancing a cancer diagnosis with employment.

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What to Say If You Left on Bad Terms with Your Previous Employer

Chioma Onyekwere on December 12, 2016

For cancer patients and survivors whose departure from their previous job was in some way related to their diagnosis, formulating a response to the question “Why did you leave?” is hard.

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