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What you Need to Know about Your Resume References

Melissa DeLeo on September 12, 2011

A personal reference can be the make or break factor in landing a new job. Learn how to set yourself up for success.

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Do Help-Wanted Ads Exclude the Long-Term Jobless?

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on August 18, 2011

There has been a big buzz lately in the media about the fact that many American companies are blatantly discriminating against unemployed Americans. New York Times economics reporter Catherine Rampell recently wrote an article about the trend of help-wanted ads specifically asking for only the employed to apply.

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Simple Resume Tips

Andrew Jacob on August 11, 2011

Want some simple and practical resume advice? Check here for a few easy resume fixes from a career expert from CareerBuilder.

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10 Things To Avoid On Your Resume

Andrew Jacob on July 21, 2011

Your resume is your first impression to a prospective employer. What kind of impression are you making? Read more to learn what should not be in your resume.

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The National Conference on Work and Cancer- One for the Books

Melissa DeLeo on July 5, 2011

Thank you to every healthcare professional, cancer survivor, man and woman undergoing treatment, community partner, sponsor and friend of Cancer and Careers who made The National Conference on Work and Cancer possible.

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Ask the Experts: Legal and Career Advice Workshops this July!

Melissa DeLeo on June 13, 2011

Wondering what past participants in the Ask the Experts Workshops are saying? Did they find the Legal and Career sessions helpful? Was the open dialogue useful to them? And don't forget to join us in a few weeks for the next calls!

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Don't Miss "Ask the Experts: Career Advice" Tomorrow!

Melissa DeLeo on May 16, 2011

Tomorrow, May 17th, is the third session of the “Ask the Experts: Legal and Career Advice” Series. At 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT you can dial in to speak with our very own career coach and expert, Julie Jansen, for free.

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Looking for non-profit work after treatment?

Alice McKenney on May 12, 2011

posted in Job Search, Networking

We often hear that survivors are interested in a career change after they have gone through treatment. Quite a few of these career changers are interested in moving into non-profit work in support of cancer research, survivorship etc. Are you currently looking for work? Because Blue Avocado just recently rated nonprofit job sites!

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Divulging your cancer diagnosis to a new employer

Alice McKenney on April 15, 2011

On our recent Ask The Experts calls with our career coach Julie Jansen and legal expert Joanna Morales, Esq., we received a variety of questions. However, the most common theme on both calls was: "Do I have to divulge my cancer diagnosis to a new employer?"

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How to deal with a resume gap

Alice McKenney on March 24, 2011

posted in Job Search, Resume

Dealing with a resume gap is one of the most common issues that we hear about. So I thought I would share some of our tips and tricks for handling the gap!

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Lost your job? Tips to help you get back on your feet

Alice McKenney on May 27, 2010

posted in Job Search, Legal

Last week an article appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times that showed how quickly things can change at work after a cancer diagnosis, sometimes for the better, in this case for the worse. Margaret Walsh had been in her position at a community college for four months when she got an ovarian and abdominal cancer diagnosis in February of 2009.

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Job Search Question at OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults

Rebecca Nellis on May 24, 2010

posted in Job Search

Yesterday, the first question the Employment and Insurance panel was asked at the OMG! Cancer Summit was "Can you address some of the pertinent issues surrounding the job search process for the young adult cancer population?" Laura Mosiello (from CancerCare), Joanna Morales (from the Cancer Legal Resource Center) and I all had plenty of thoughts on

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NEW Job Search Tools

Rebecca Nellis on May 13, 2010

posted in Job Search

We get asked nearly every day about how to manage a job search during or after cancer treatment. We have created a battery of resources to help you think through everything from resume building to interviewing and tracking your contacts.

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