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Changing Career During COVID-19

Maddy Meislin on June 1, 2020

Learn tips to market yourself for a new career during COVID-19 and beyond.

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Tips for Practicing Self-Care At Work

Maddy Meislin on February 24, 2020

Practicing self-care is essential for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Here are some tips for how to practice self-care in the workplace.

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Expectation vs. Reality: Will Your New Job Be the Right One for You?

Sissy Silva on October 14, 2019

Whether you’re in the midst of a job search or ready to accept an offer, you likely have expectations of what that new position will be like. To help ensure that your hopes sync up with your eventual reality, follow these tips.

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Re-evaluating Your Career

Chrissy Brennan on February 19, 2019

Most people pause at some point in their lives to assess their career — where they’ve been and where they’re headed. For cancer patients and survivors, this point often comes following news of their diagnosis. If you are ready to re-examine your career path, these steps can help.

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The January Job Hunt

Chrissy Brennan on January 14, 2019

The beginning of a new year is often a good time to look for work. Find out why, and what you can do to make your search successful.

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For Career Success, Use Lessons Learned During Your Cancer Journey

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on July 16, 2018

Cancer patients and survivors know that with a diagnosis and treatment come many lessons. These lessons can be applied effectively when facing career obstacles.

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Pitfalls to Avoid When Making a Career Change

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 30, 2018

Many cancer survivors cite their cancer experience as an inspiration for a change in career direction. With the right preparation and perspective it can be a great positive change. Being sure to avoid common pitfalls is the first step to a successful transition to a new field or position.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Go from Volunteer to Career

Nicole Franklin, MPH on April 3, 2017

There are many things you can do to help yourself transition from volunteer to employee, which can be particularly useful for cancer survivors who took time off from work but volunteered during/after treatment. Here are some tips for turning your volunteer gig into a full-time job.

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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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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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Webinar Recap: Career Change

Rachel Becker, LMSW on February 22, 2016

In February 2016, our Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar Series turned its focus to the subject of career change. Led by expert career coach Julie Jansen, this 60-minute session explored the ways cancer survivors can empower themselves toward making a work transition.

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When It’s Time for a Career Change

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 14, 2016

Citing a new perspective on life following a cancer diagnosis as the impetus, many survivors feel the desire to change careers. This is nothing to be afraid of! While fear can be a real obstacle to transitioning into a new line of work, gaining the confidence and making a plan to execute the change is key.

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