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Are You Getting in the Way of Your Own Job Search?

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 22, 2016

Most job-seekers experience a lot of ups and downs while looking for work. It’s quite common for this virtual roller coaster to cause us to start telling ourselves “stories” about emotionally fraught circumstances that aren’t necessarily true — and believing them can slow us down on our path to employment.

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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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Tips for Developing Your Time Management Skills

Rachel Becker, LMSW on July 14, 2016

"Time management"a life skill that gets developed and refined over time. For many cancer survivors, taking the time to refresh ones approach to time management can help mitigate the overwhelming feelings that often arise when balancing a job and/or job search, ongoing doctor appointments, and all of the other things that come with life.

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Don’t Take Job-Search Shortcuts!

Maddy Meislin on July 7, 2016

Looking for a new job is not easy. If you have cancer, it can seem even more challenging, because you’ll need to consider things related to treatment and recovery. As a result, you may feel inclined to take shortcuts, but doing so can make the process harder in the long run.

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LinkedIn Tips: Profile Refresh Made Easy

Rachel Becker, LMSW on June 20, 2016

The online community Skillcrush recently released a brilliant and easy-to-follow infographic illustrating 23 steps you can take to update your LinkedIn profile. Here are a few highlights...

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Mental Toughness at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 2, 2016

Much like physical strength, mental strength is something everyone has to work at to some degree. Mental toughness in the workplace can be important for self-discipline, task management and an overall feeling of confidence.

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Gearing Up for Our 2016 National Conference on Work & Cancer

Chrissy Brennan on April 11, 2016

On June 17th Cancer and Careers will hold its sixth annual National Conference on Work & Cancer, featuring our core content on balancing work and employment, as well as new sessions and speakers on topics such as body image/self-confidence and nutrition.

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Beyond LinkedIn: The Dos and Don'ts of Building an Online Brand

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 31, 2016

LinkedIn is not the only online platform to focus on when building/maintaining a professional online presence. Facebook and Twitter are also frequently reviewed by both hiring managers and employers, which makes it essential for today’s professionals to understand social media dos and don’ts.

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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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Refresh Your Job Search in 2016!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 21, 2016

Whether you’re in the midst of an ongoing job search or starting a new one, now is the time to harness the energy of the new year and strategize for 2016.

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Resume Tips for Career Changers

Maddy Meislin on December 7, 2015

Many cancer survivors feel their diagnosis has inspired them to pursue a completely new career. However, changing from one field to another can be challenging. A few simple tweaks to your resume can help.

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Ticket to Work

Maddy Meislin on October 28, 2015

Marty Davis was a general contractor who owned his own construction company when he was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer.

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Job Interviews: How to Respond to Illegal Questions

Chrissy Brennan on September 8, 2015

Many cancer survivors are concerned that during a job interview, they may be asked about their health history. If you’re faced with an unlawful question, it’s important to know your rights — and how to respond.

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Federal One-Stop Career Centers

Rebecca Nellis on June 26, 2009

During yesterday’s Educational Series teleconference, one of our career coaches recommended federal one-stop career centers as a good resource for planning to re-enter the workforce after cancer.

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