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Do You Have to Meet Every Qualification?

Sissy Silva on January 27, 2020

You may be concerned about how much the job market has changed and how you’ll meet any new expectations. But it’s important to put yourself out there and know that it’s not necessary to meet all qualifications.

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How a Functional Resume Can Help Explain Gaps in Work History

Sissy Silva on August 12, 2019

First impressions matter, so how you tell your story is important. For survivors looking to return to work, explaining gaps in employment due to treatment can be challenging. Fortunately, there are ways around this.

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Maintaining Proper Social Media Etiquette While Job-Hunting

Nicole Franklin, MPH on June 10, 2019

What you post on social media can impact your job search, so it’s critical that your social profiles reflect the image you’re trying to convey.

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Commonly Held Beliefs About Job-Hunting That Are Complete Myths

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 1, 2019

When setting out on the job hunt, it is easy to be inundated with advice and best practices. While much of that information can be helpful, it's important to be able to distinguish between good, practical advice and inaccurate or irrelevant guidance. Read on for which commonly held job hunting beliefs are actually not true!

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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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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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General Reminders for Job-Hunters

Chrissy Brennan on September 17, 2018

If you’re looking for a job, it can be comforting to know that there is tons of relevant information available online. But the sheer volume of information can be a lot to keep track of. Check out this list of basic job-hunting reminders that you won’t want to forget.

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Boost Your Job Search with LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant

Nicole Franklin, MPH on August 27, 2018

LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant is a powerful tool that provides resources and inspiration to help you craft your resume. Here, we’ve highlighted some of its key features.

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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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Working the Dream: Steps to Take When Your Job Isn’t Your Passion

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 8, 2018

A new year often spurs thoughts of how to improve ourselves and our lives — including our jobs. For cancer survivors whose experience has stirred a desire to do more meaningful work, such thoughts can be particularly potent. Read on for steps that can move you closer to “living the dream.”

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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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5 New Changes to LinkedIn That Can Help You Land a Job

Nicole Franklin, MPH on September 25, 2017

LinkedIn is considered an essential platform for anyone looking to do some professional networking. According to Forbes, some recent updates to the site are not only improving the user experience, but are also helping to make the job-hunt easier.

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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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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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4 Myths About Telecommuting

Rachel Becker, LMSW on September 13, 2016

Telecommuting is becoming increasingly common in today’s work world which is great news for working cancer survivors who can benefit greatly from job flexibility. Nonetheless, there are a number of myths about “working from home”, still heralded as common knowledge, that are worth busting!

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How to Convey Enthusiasm in a Cover Letter

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on June 27, 2016

Many hiring managers continue to emphasize the value of cover letters. And while it’s important to express interest and enthusiasm for the position you’re targeting, some ways of conveying excitement are more effective than others.

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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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Ways for Employers to Support Staff with Cancer

Chrissy Brennan on February 11, 2016

Thankfully, more and more employers are starting to realize that by supporting staff members who have cancer, the company itself stands to benefit as well.

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