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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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Meet the New Additions to Our Development Team!

Michael & Leticia on February 5, 2018

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Meet Cancer and Careers' two new addition's to the Development Team, Michael and Leticia!

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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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Morning To-Dos to Maximize Your Workday

Grace Blumberg on January 22, 2018

Caring for yourself physically and mentally is important — especially after a cancer diagnosis. Implementing healthy morning habits is a great first step.

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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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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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New Year…New Career?

Chrissy Brennan on January 2, 2018

For people with cancer, it’s often not just the time of year that causes them to reflect on their job, but, rather, the sheer experience of being diagnosed or going through treatment. It can prompt them to look at how they spend their time at work — and whether they find it fulfilling.

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Another Successful Year at Beauty of Giving!

Ross Weiner on December 21, 2017

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Our annual Beauty of Giving Luncheon was a huge success! Cancer and Careers’ mission continues to touch the hearts of many, and we are reminded of that each and every year by the outpouring of support.

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How Cancer Inspired a Career Change

Grace Blumberg 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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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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Age and the Job Search: Counteracting Employers’ Concerns

Maddy Meislin on November 27, 2017

Understanding what may be contributing to age discrimination in the job market can help you address concerns that employers may have. Find out what you need to know.

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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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Recently Let Go? Here’s How to Talk About It During a Job Search.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 13, 2017

Many survivors have questions about whether and how to disclose their cancer diagnosis during the job-search process. But for those who find themselves back in the job market due to a termination, another question surfaces: How do I explain why I left my last job? Here are some tips for answering this question.

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How Do You Highlight Transferable Skills?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on November 6, 2017

Self-doubt and fear can lead many job-seekers to avoid applying for positions they deem to be outside the realm of their experience or abilities. However, it's important to remember that transferable skills can make all the difference when looking for a new job..

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Looking Forward to L.A. — And Our 3rd West Coast Conference!

Chrissy Brennan on October 30, 2017

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Join us for a free, full day of informative sessions on everything from privacy and deciding whether to disclose, to working through treatment, legal issues and health insurance options.

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Feeling Overloaded on the Job? Let Your Boss Know.

Grace Blumberg on October 23, 2017

Having too much work can be overwhelming and can impact your job performance, especially if you’re working through treatment or easing back into the workplace. These tips can help guide a productive conversation with your boss about your workload.

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Stressed Out at Work? Asking Yourself a Few Questions Can Help.

Maddy Meislin on October 16, 2017

According to The Job Network, the best way to manage on-the-job stress is to confront it head-on by asking yourself a series of questions. Read on to find out what they are...

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Program Spotlight: Professional Development Micro-Grants

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 9, 2017

Professional development is an important aspect of career advancement for any working person, but for those with a cancer diagnosis, it can be a way to get back into the swing of the workplace and improve skills that may need a little fine-tuning after dealing with a diagnosis and treatment.

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An Excuse to Shop (and Support)

Alicia Chin on October 2, 2017

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer and Careers offers a great way to support others while splurging on yourself! Find out how shopping online for your favorite products can benefit working people with cancer.

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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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