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No Experience? No Problem! How to Get an Interview When Changing Careers.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 19, 2018

If your cancer experience has motivated you to transition to a new field, finding a posting for your “dream job” can be equal parts thrilling and intimidating. But don’t panic! There are ways to re-frame your resume and cover letter to showcase your best self.

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Overcoming the Fear of a Career Change

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on March 5, 2018

A career change can be daunting, but these tips and tools can help you overcome your concerns and successfully work toward a new professional identity.

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Standard Interview Questions You Should Know How to Answer

Chrissy Brennan on February 12, 2018

There are certain questions that always seem to be posed during a job interview. If you’re a cancer survivor, there are a few key ones that you’ll definitely want to prepare for in advance.

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How to Determine If a Job Is the Right Fit

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 29, 2018

So often, job-seekers are focused on one thing and one thing only: getting hired. But determining whether a job is actually the right fit is just as important as nailing the interview.

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How Cancer Inspired a Career Change

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on December 11, 2017

Cancer diagnoses often result in a great deal of change. Read how one woman used this change to fuel a meaningful shift in her career.

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Age and the Job Search: Counteracting Employers’ Concerns

Maddy Meislin on November 27, 2017

Understanding what may be contributing to age discrimination in the job market can help you address concerns that employers may have. Find out what you need to know.

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How to Approach Job-Hunting in the New Year

Chrissy Brennan on November 20, 2017

While certain key elements of a successful job search are unlikely ever to change, experts say there are a few trends you’ll want to take note of if you plan on looking for work in the new year.

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Recently Let Go? Here’s How to Talk About It During a Job Search.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 13, 2017

Many survivors have questions about whether and how to disclose their cancer diagnosis during the job-search process. But for those who find themselves back in the job market due to a termination, another question surfaces: How do I explain why I left my last job? Here are some tips for answering this question.

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Feeling Overloaded on the Job? Let Your Boss Know.

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on October 23, 2017

Having too much work can be overwhelming and can impact your job performance, especially if you’re working through treatment or easing back into the workplace. These tips can help guide a productive conversation with your boss about your workload.

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How to Learn New Skills — Quickly!

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on September 18, 2017

Every professional must develop new skills in order to continue growing — either in their current position or into a new one. We highlight tips from The Muse on fast ways to learn skills that will keep you moving forward.

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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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What Are the Signs of a Toxic Work Environment?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 5, 2017

It’s always important to put your best self forward when looking for a new job. You want to prove that you are the best fit for the position. Many forget, however, that it’s equally important that the company be a good match for you! Learn the telltale signs of a toxic company culture, so you can be sure to avoid it.

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Productivity and the “New Normal” During & After Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 21, 2017

The side effects of treatment — including chemo brain — sometimes require survivors make changes to their work habits so they can continue doing their job at the best possible level. A recent New York Times article provides some excellent tips to keep in mind when integrating new work habits into your routine.

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Webinar Spotlight: Career Change

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 10, 2017

Last month, as part of our Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar Series, we hosted a webinar on career change. The session was presented by our seasoned career coach Julie Jansen. Check out some of the highlights!

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How to Reinvigorate Your Job Search

Rachel Becker, LMSW on June 12, 2017

In today’s world, a successful job search can take some time, which can leave employment seekers feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. Thankfully, an article in Fast Company outlines practical steps that can help offset the fatigue and keep you moving in the right direction. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Steps to Sharpening Your Job Skills

Chrissy Brennan on May 30, 2017

Brushing up on job skills is a good way to build confidence when returning to the workforce after cancer, whether you’re going back to an existing job or looking for a new one.

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“Why Are You Looking for a New Job?” 4 Tips for Crafting Your Best Interview Answer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on April 24, 2017

This question comes up frequently during job interviews and can be challenging to answer — particularly for survivors whose reasons for seeking work may be tied to cancer-related concerns. Here are four tips to help you create the best possible answer.

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Changing Careers? Knowing Your Transferable Skills Is Key.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 20, 2017

For many career changers, their first impulse is to take a professional development course or start networking. While these are both worthwhile initiatives, according to a recent article by Après Group, an important first step in this process is to identify transferable skills.

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5 “Cultural Fit” Questions You Should Ask

Maddy Meislin on January 30, 2017

An article by Monster Worldwide Inc. shares some of the best questions you should ask during the interview process to help you gain a sense of the work culture you’ll be walking into.

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