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Refreshing Your Digital Footprint While Sheltering in Place

Rebecca Nellis on May 14, 2020

This week we hosted a virtual program on job search and one of the questions that came up was what constitutes inappropriate content online. From our perspective inappropriate doesn’t necessarily mean bad, it is rather about considering anything you have posted through the context of what is valuable and helpful for you to have online right now.

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How to Update Your LinkedIn Profile in 2019

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on February 4, 2019

Looking to improve your presence on LinkedIn? Check out these suggestions for updating your profile in 2019.

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Questions to Consider Before Posting Online

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on November 26, 2018

As the world becomes more and more and accustomed to sharing the both the big and minute details of their lives via social media, it's also important to consider the ramifications of oversharing online in terms of your professional image. Read on for suggestions on how to ensure you're making the right considerations as you post on social media.

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Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media — Hiring Managers Are Looking!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 30, 2018

Maintaining a positive professional online presence is becoming more important, as hiring managers use Internet searches to find out about candidates or confirm something a prospective employee has told them. Here’s how to make sure they see what you want them to see!

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Understand and Take Control of Online Privacy Settings!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on June 19, 2018

Do you really know how your online data is used by the social media giants like Facebook, Google and Microsoft? Get educated and learn how to protect your information online.

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Positive “Self Search” = Positive Job Search

Nicole Franklin, MPH on December 4, 2017

If you want your job search to be as successful as possible, first you need to do some “self searching” — online — and make sure the results are positive.

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Workplace Wellness Programs & Privacy

Maddy Meislin on September 29, 2016

Employer wellness programs are becoming an increasingly popular way to create happier and healthier employees and more productive workplaces. But while such programs may provide potential health and cost benefits, it’s important to note that the information collected for employer-sponsored programs is not covered under health privacy laws.

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What's the Impact of Social Media Use for Those with Cancer?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 8, 2016

The proliferation of social media around the world is undeniable. Regardless of age, race, sex or socioeconomic status, people's use of social media tools is widespread. How is this technology impacting the lives of individuals with cancer?

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Social Media Smarts: Mistakes to Avoid!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 18, 2016

For many, social media has become a staple in our lives. With the addition of LinkedIn, the usage has expanded from a socializing tool, to including a professional and career-oriented aspect. However, it's important to keep in mind: what goes online, stays online. Here are some common mistakes to keep in mind during the job search.

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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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Talking to Family and Friends About Posting Online

Kelsey Fenton on April 4, 2016

According to a recent post on the NYT Well blog, more children than parents are concerned about what parents are posting about them on social media. This is a particularly important issue for childhood cancer survivors as well as adult survivors who have friends or family with a very active online presence.

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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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Open Letter to Ask Amy

Rebecca Nellis on March 17, 2016

Dear Amy, I am writing to you from Cancer and Careers, a 15-year-old national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients and survivors navigate the issues related to work and cancer, in response to a recent Ask Amy post you published regarding a question from “Recovering” about his/her skin cancer scar.

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Infographic: Online Content Has Real Life Implications

Kelsey Fenton on February 1, 2016

FlexJobs.com recently shared an interesting infographic about the real life implications of online content. For cancer survivors, online content can potentially have even bigger implications when it comes to finding, or keeping, a job after diagnosis.

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Handling Personal Calls at Work

Kelsey Fenton on October 26, 2015

Being able to use a personal cell phone while on the job is essential for many cancer survivors. Learn tips for maintaining good cell phone etiquette at the office.

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