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Job Hunting During COVID-19

Sissy Silva on May 11, 2020

Just as many companies have had to adapt to the new realities of a post-COVID-19 world, job seekers will have to adapt their job search strategies in order to successfully land the job.

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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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The Importance of Self-Care at Work

Sissy Silva on December 9, 2019

Self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. In a work context, it can improve productivity and overall performance. Therefore, it is extremely important, especially for working survivors, to make self-care on the job a priority.

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4 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Sissy Silva on November 4, 2019

Online job applications have become the norm, which has resulted in a larger pool of candidates for employers to consider. That means first impressions really matter — and your resume is often the first opportunity you have to make a strong first impression.

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How to Use Time Off From Work to Your Advantage

Nicole Franklin, MPH on September 3, 2019

There are several activities you can undertake to give yourself a professional edge while you’re away from the workforce.

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How to Bounce Back Following a Professional Mistake

Chrissy Brennan on March 25, 2019

Making a mistake on the job — or when applying for one — is not uncommon. What’s important is knowing how to recover.

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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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Use the STAR Method to Shine During Interviews

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 21, 2019

If you’ve ever been on a job interview, you’ve likely been asked to give an example of how you handled a challenging circumstance in a prior work situation. The STAR Method is a great tool for creating a smart, successful response. Learn more about it.

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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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“What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”: Why It Is Asked & How to Craft Your Best Answer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on December 4, 2018

One of the most commonly asked (and feared) interview questions is “What’s your greatest weakness?” Understanding why it is posed can help you craft a response that demonstrates why you’d be an asset to a potential employer.

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Tips for Transferring Job Skills to a New Field

Chrissy Brennan on November 19, 2018

For cancer survivors, the need or desire to change careers following a diagnosis is not uncommon. Making that transition, however, takes planning and effort. A key step in that process involves assessing your skills and identifying the ones you’ll need to succeed in a new role.

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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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Simple Solutions When You're Overwhelmed at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on October 15, 2018

Contrary to what many people think, trying to work harder and faster is not necessarily the best way to deal with feeling swamped at work. (In fact, depending on your specific side effects, it may not be at all practical!) Below are some tips on more realistic approaches to managing all the tasks you have at hand.

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The Most Common Interview Questions (& How to Answer Them!)

Rachel Becker, LMSW on September 9, 2018

The best way to balance out any pre-interview anxiety is to prepare and rehearse responses to potential questions.

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Your Resume = Your Career Story

Nicole Franklin, MPH on May 21, 2018

A resume is a living document that should tell an engaging story of your career experiences and accomplishments. Find out how.

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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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Standard Interview Questions You Should Know How to Answer

Chrissy Brennan on February 12, 2018

There are certain questions that always seem to be posed during a job interview. If you’re a cancer survivor, there are a few key ones that you’ll definitely want to prepare for in advance.

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Ways to Impress Job Recruiters When You’re Unemployed

Nicole Franklin, MPH on January 17, 2018

You may think your current unemployment status could be a red flag to job recruiters, but there are ways to impress them so that they can help you land your ideal job!

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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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