You’ve made the decision to take the leap and pursue new passions - now what? Changing careers after a cancer diagnosis can be both very exciting and stress inducing, particularly for those returning to the workforce after taking time off, or those making a significant shift in their career path. While it may feel like there are many unknowns throughout your new job search, it is important to remember that you don’t have to reinvent yourself completely, you may already have many of the skills and qualities employers in this new field are looking for.
A recent Idealist article, titled Transferable Skills for Your Social-Impact Job Search, emphasizes this point exactly; regardless of sector, many of the skills required in one, will help you excel in the other. Skills like writing and editing, marketing, communications are all easily transferable from job to job. What matters is how you present them. Our Job Search webinar series launches January 26th, 2022. Please join us to learn more about navigating a job search and a shift in your career. We are pleased to welcome professional career coach and author Julie Jansen for four exciting sessions on Job Search, Resumes 101, Networking During Social Distancing, and Career Change as part of our Balancing Work & Cancer webinar series.
For additional support on your job search, check out the following tools and resources CAC has to offer to help you get organized:
- Our Resume Review service which offers free, personalized feedback on your resume from one of our professional career coaches!
- Check out our publications available for order and/or download, in particular our Job Search Toolkit, with a section on LinkedIn.
- You can submit a question to our panel of professional career coaches via our Ask a Career Coach message board. Many people also find it helpful to search through our log of past questions to see if their specific concern has been addressed before or to spark an idea.