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Will You Like Working at That Company? Here's How to Tell

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on March 16, 2020

Starting a new job is full of unknowns. Check out these tips for evaluating, before you start at a new company, if you'll enjoy working there.

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Making the Case for a More Flexible Work Schedule

Sissy Silva on July 15, 2019

While the benefits of flexible work arrangements are a win-win for both the employee and the employer, for many survivors, this option is not guaranteed. However, a strong case can be made for its value. Read our tips for how to have this conversation effectively!

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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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Useful Employment Trends for Survivors in 2019

Sissy Silva on February 11, 2019

New year, new employment trends — some of which might be welcome news for cancer patients and survivors looking to work during or post-treatment. Read on!

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Preparing to Interview for a Part-time Job

Maddy Meislin on September 11, 2017

Like any job, part-time positions often require at least one interview. But sometimes the questions asked during these interviews are different from what you’d expect. The Job Network shares 10 questions you should be prepared to answer — and tips on how to do so successfully.

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A Benefit’s Only a Benefit If It Benefits You

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 17, 2017

The Society for Human Resource Management’s 2016 Employee Benefits Report found there are approximately 350 different benefits being offered by today’s employers. If you are a talented candidate evaluating job offers, consider the actual value these benefits provide, particularly if your needs have changed due to cancer.

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4 Myths About Telecommuting

Rachel Becker, LMSW on September 13, 2016

Telecommuting is becoming increasingly common in today’s work world which is great news for working cancer survivors who can benefit greatly from job flexibility. Nonetheless, there are a number of myths about “working from home”, still heralded as common knowledge, that are worth busting!

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The Flexibility Question: Exploring Company Culture Before You Accept the Job

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 1, 2016

For cancer survivors who are returning to the work force or changing careers, landing in a work environment with an open and flexible company culture can be a top priority. But is it possible to get a sense of how flexible a potential employer <em>really</em> is before you accept an offer?

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Happiest Companies — According to You

Maddy Meislin on February 29, 2016

Forbes recently published an article on The 25 Happiest Companies to Work for in 2015 based on eight factors that impact professional happiness. However, as a cancer patient or survivor, what is important to you in the workplace may be different than it is for someone else.

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Stay Current with Labor Law Changes in 2016

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on February 18, 2016

While knowing one’s rights in the workplace is always important, with a cancer diagnosis it is even more crucial to ensuring that you are being fully protected. See what’s new in 2016.

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Top 100 Companies in 2016 for Flexible Work

Kelsey Fenton on February 9, 2016

FlexJobs recently released its third annual list of top companies with remote jobs. This is a great resource if you're looking for telecommute-friendly positions that will help make treatment side effects easier to handle while working.

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Want to Work From Home? It's Getting Easier in 2016

Sarah Goodell on January 28, 2016

Good news for cancer patients and survivors who need more flexible work options: the number of flexible job openings continued to grow in the US in 2015. FlexJobs' annual year-end assessment of flexible jobs/telecommuting found that the number of employees who spend some time telecommuting is increasing as well.

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How to Request Flexible Work From Your Employer

Kelsey Fenton on December 14, 2015

posted in Flexible Work

Here are four steps to writing a flexible-work proposal that your boss will approve.

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Preparing Your Home Work Space

Kelsey Fenton on November 30, 2015

Staying productive on the job can be difficult when you work from home. A recent article from attn: offers advice on how to remain engaged and effective. Step one: Evaluate your work space.

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Increase in Remote Workforce Is Promising News for Working People with Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 16, 2015

A recent study revealed that the number of people telecommuting has increased significantly over the past 10 years, and that’s promising news for working people with cancer.

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Avoiding Work-From-Home Scams

Kelsey Fenton on August 17, 2015

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For patients and survivors, we often recommend work-from-home jobs, as they can make it easier to balance employment and cancer treatment/side effects. There are lots of opportunities to be found on online job boards, but how can you be sure that the job posting you’re looking at is legitimate?

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For Managers: Tips for Supervising Remote Employees

Kelsey Fenton on July 20, 2015

Last week, we posted a blog about the benefits of remote work — for both the employer and the employee. And we frequently talk about the pros of working remotely, for cancer patients and survivors. But for some managers, overseeing an employee who works off-site can be a challenge. Read on for tips on supervising an employee who works remotely.

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The Case for Working Remote Grows

Sarah Goodell on July 16, 2015

Despite the fact that the remote workforce continues to grow and evolve, there is still much debate about its benefits and productivity compared to those of a traditional workforce. A recent survey illustrates the positive aspects of remote work, which is often a great option for cancer patients and survivors who want to keep working.

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First CAC Tweetchat!

Sarah Goodell on June 18, 2015

We hosted our first ever Tweetchat on addressing cancer at work on Tuesday, June 16th 2015! The chat was co-moderated by Flexjobs and 90 participants joined us over the course of the chat and the days leading up to it to discuss the nuances of working during and after treatment.

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Interviewing for a Remote Job

Kelsey Fenton on June 5, 2015

We frequently talk about the benefits of telecommuting jobs for cancer patients and survivors - flexible hours to work around doctor appointments, working from home to help manage side effects, etc. If you're looking for flexible work, here are a few tips for interviewing for a remote job from an Idealist blog.

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