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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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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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Expert Career Advice

Sissy Silva on March 18, 2019

There is no exact science for how best to approach your career. But one thing is for sure: Advice is crucial to your professional growth and success.

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The 2019 Midwest Conference — Happening This Month!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on March 12, 2019

On Friday, March 29, 2019, Cancer and Careers will host its 6th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer, at Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, in Chicago!

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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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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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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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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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Tips for Surviving, and Thriving, at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 4, 2018

A lot of patients seek Cancer and Careers’ advice on evaluating whether they can keep working. Our Manager of Programs Nicole Franklin, MPH, discusses ways to not only manage your job, but to succeed at it.

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Roadmapping Your Path to a Happier Work Life

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 13, 2018

Cancer prompts many survivors to explore the idea of changing careers, in the hopes of increasing the degree of happiness in their life. Read on for tips on creating a map to get you there.

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A Look Back at CAC’s 2018 National Conference

Chrissy Brennan on July 23, 2018

This year’s event (like the ones before it), did not disappoint...if we do say so ourselves. It was an exciting day filled with expert speakers delivering vital information for anyone facing the challenges of balancing a diagnosis and employment.

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For Career Success, Use Lessons Learned During Your Cancer Journey

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on July 16, 2018

Cancer patients and survivors know that with a diagnosis and treatment come many lessons. These lessons can be applied effectively when facing career obstacles.

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Exploring Company Culture During Job Interviews

Rachel Becker, LMSW on July 8, 2018

There are many elements go into preparing for a successful job interview, and it's important to remember that an interview is also your opportunity to ask questions that can help you determine if a potential employer's company culture is one in which you're likely to be happy, productive and successful. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

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How to Reframe Your Interview Mindset

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on June 4, 2018

When preparing your interview “story,” it’s important to focus on the positive.

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What to Do After a Job Loss

Maddy Meislin on May 7, 2018

Being laid off or fired is never easy, particularly if you’re going through cancer. But it doesn’t mean your career has come to an end. The key is knowing how to move forward. These tips can help.

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Whether or Not You Get a Job Offer Can Depend on How You Submit Your Resume

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on April 14, 2018

When you submit your resume online, it often feels like you’re sending it into the abyss. Find out how to avoid that — and get a job offer instead.

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How to Ready Yourself for a Return to Work

Chrissy Brennan on April 2, 2018

Preparing for re-entry into the work world after a hiatus is important for anyone. If you’re a cancer survivor, it may involve taking some additional things into consideration.

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Qualifications Are Important, But Enthusiasm Is Key

Maddy Meislin on March 26, 2018

Being super excited about a job is almost as important as being qualified. Learn tips for demonstrating your enthusiasm throughout the hiring process.

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