New year, new employment trends — some of which might be welcome news for cancer patients and survivors looking to work during or post-treatment.
The Job Network’s recent article “Trends Older Workers Need to Look Out for in 2019” explores employment trends that are beneficial for older workers. As it turns out, two of them can be particularly favorable for people in need of a more flexible work situation — regardless of their age — including anyone going through a cancer experience.
We highlight them below:
1. Contract work is on the rise — More and more companies are opting for freelance or part-time workers, which means increased opportunities for cancer survivors to take on projects that fit with their schedules and energy levels. Knowing that there is potentially a larger pool of per-diem or project-based work available can take some of the pressure off of having to endure a more traditional schedule of eight hours a day, five days a week. It can also allow those survivors who are considering a career change to try out a new kind of job, before fully committing to it.
2. More companies are willing to let you work remotely — How people work is evolving, and flexible work arrangements are becoming increasingly common; employees no longer have to be constrained by conventional work spaces. For survivors, this can be a useful trend to take advantage of, as telecommuting can eliminate a draining commute, enable them to set up a more comfortable/physically accommodating work environment and/or lay down in a quiet, private space during the day, as needed.
As you think about how these trends might support your personal and professional needs, also consider some of our resources that can help you along the way:
- Check out our Resume Review Service: Just upload your resume file and you’ll receive insightful, tailored feedback from an expert — for free!
- Flip through our Job Search Toolkit: Download or order a printed copy of this and other CAC workbooks and guides.
- Consult our archive of How-To videos, webinar recordings, Personal Stories and more.