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NEW Job Search Toolkit!

Sarah Goodell on February 27, 2014

We're thrilled to announce that our brand new Job Search Toolkit is now available for free order and download! Read on for an overview of the new publication and where to order your copy today!

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Ask the Experts 2014 Registration Open!

Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2014

This free teleconference will cover the practical and legal challenges that patients and survivors face navigating work and a diagnosis, followed by a Q&A session. Register today!

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Key Settings To Control Your Privacy on Facebook

Sarah Goodell on January 31, 2014

A recent article from the New York Times examines key settings that can help you quickly gain more control over your Facebook privacy. Read on for insight and advice on privacy tactics.

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20 Pain-free Networking Ideas

Kelsey Fenton on January 27, 2014

People often associate networking with feelings of anxiety and awkwardness. However, networking doesn't have to be so intimidating!

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Implications of Study on Employment-Related Needs of Survivors

Amy Coleman on January 23, 2014

As the rate of survivorship increases, so does the need for effective support programs - especially as it relates to the work force.

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Tips for the First 60 Days at Your New Job

Sarah Goodell on January 17, 2014

When you get a new job, you want to make sure that you start off strong. Idealist recently posted an article with some great tips to set yourself up for success.

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New Study Examines Hiring Managers' Use of Social Media in Application Reviews

Amy Coleman on December 9, 2013

According to a new study out of Carnegie Mellon University, between 10% and one third of US employers seeking new talent search social networks for info early on in hiring process.

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The "Swivel"

Rebecca Nellis on December 2, 2013

posted in Interview, Job Search

Although it’s illegal for employers to ask specifics about health, it’s not out of the ordinary for them to inquire about a gap in employment during an interview. To make sure you stay in control and feel prepared, it’s wise to decide ahead of time what you will say.

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Should I disclose a cancer diagnosis during a job interview?

Rebecca Nellis on November 18, 2013

For many job-seeking survivors, a big question is whether and how to address your cancer in an interview.

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New Article on Cover Letters

Eva LaManna on November 14, 2013

Our new article on mastering your cover letter discusses some issues survivors face and offers tips for getting your foot in the door.

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Five New Strategies for LinkedIn

Sarah Goodell on November 11, 2013

Do you feel like you have a pretty good idea of how to use LinkedIn? A recent article on Forbes lists five new strategies to help you get the most out of this versatile tool.

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Final Job Search teleconference of the year - Register Now!

Sarah Goodell on November 5, 2013

Register now for our Job Search Call of 2013 and learn how to put your best foot forward when conducting a job search!

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27 Questions to Help You Find Your Passion

Sarah Goodell on October 24, 2013

One of the most popular downloads on Idealist.org in the past few weeks has been of a list of questions to help find your passion and dream job. Read about their recommendations and the top questions to ask yourself here.

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Staying Optimistic in a Job Search

Amy Coleman on October 1, 2013

posted in Job Search

We often hear from survivors who express frustration during a job search, whether they're returning to work after time off for treatment or looking for a new position. Here are some ways to stay optimistic amidst the roller coaster of challenges that might come up.

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Taste-Testing a Second Career, With a Mentor

Sarah Goodell on September 23, 2013

Thinking about a second career? Hiring a mentor can help you get there and is easier than ever with a new service that connects those seeking a career change with mentors in over 200 fields.

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8 Tips to Prepare Your Job References

Sarah Goodell on September 9, 2013

Job references are a critical part of a job search, so be sure to thoroughly prepare your reference and not to let these common mistakes derail a prospective job offer.

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How "Soft Skills" Can Advance Your Career

Sarah Goodell on June 11, 2013

A recent study found that while hard skills can land you the job, an increasing number of companies are looking for soft skills as well from job candidates.

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Finding a Job Via Social Media

Sarah Goodell on May 31, 2013

posted in Job Search, Networking

The Wall Street Journal hosted a Twitter chat earlier this spring to gain more insight into the trend of using social media for professional purposes. See some of their great tips here.

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Pinterest as a Visual Resume

Amy Coleman on May 3, 2013

Putting your best professional self forward, one pin at a time.

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How to Use Social Media in Your Job Search

Sarah Goodell on April 23, 2013

posted in Job Search, Networking

Being slightly more savvy about how you present yourself online can have a big impact on your job prospects.

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