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Meet Our New Development Coordinator!

Nikki Zelin on October 22, 2018

posted in At Work, Meet the Staff

Hi! My name is Nikki Zelin and I am so excited to be working at Cancer and Careers as the new Development Coordinator. I am eager to utilize my previous experience in both development and event support to help CAC expand its mission!

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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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Shop for Yourself…Give Back to So Many

Alicia Chin on October 8, 2018

This month brings a wealth of products and deals for you — as well as programs and services to champion in support of others. It’s time to shop for a cause!

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Setting Yourself Up for a More Organized Job Hunt

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 1, 2018

Being organized and having a job-search plan in place can help make what is often a stressful and frustrating process much more manageable. Check out our tips for creating a plan to get, and stay, organized while looking for work.

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Meet Our New Program Coordinator!

Sissy Silva on September 24, 2018

I’m Sissy Siva. I am very excited to be joining CAC’s Program Team and to support its efforts to empower patients and survivors to thrive in their careers and beyond.

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General Reminders for Job-Hunters

Chrissy Brennan on September 17, 2018

If you’re looking for a job, it can be comforting to know that there is tons of relevant information available online. But the sheer volume of information can be a lot to keep track of. Check out this list of basic job-hunting reminders that you won’t want to forget.

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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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Tips for Surviving, and Thriving, at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 4, 2018

A lot of patients seek Cancer and Careers’ advice on evaluating whether they can keep working. Our Manager of Programs Nicole Franklin, MPH, discusses ways to not only manage your job, but to succeed at it.

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Boost Your Job Search with LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant

Nicole Franklin, MPH on August 27, 2018

LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant is a powerful tool that provides resources and inspiration to help you craft your resume. Here, we’ve highlighted some of its key features.

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How to Enhance Your Social Media Presence — And Why You Should

Chrissy Brennan on August 20, 2018

Having a robust online presence is becoming increasingly important. Here are easy steps you can follow to establish yours.

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Roadmapping Your Path to a Happier Work Life

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 13, 2018

Cancer prompts many survivors to explore the idea of changing careers, in the hopes of increasing the degree of happiness in their life. Read on for tips on creating a map to get you there.

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Simple Steps for Assessing Your Skills

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 6, 2018

When job-hunting, many of us tend to underestimate our capabilities. But knowing your skill set and how it can be applied to various positions is critical. Read on for easy ways to assess your career skills.

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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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A Look Back at CAC’s 2018 National Conference

Chrissy Brennan on July 23, 2018

This year’s event (like the ones before it), did not disappoint...if we do say so ourselves. It was an exciting day filled with expert speakers delivering vital information for anyone facing the challenges of balancing a diagnosis and employment.

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For Career Success, Use Lessons Learned During Your Cancer Journey

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on July 16, 2018

Cancer patients and survivors know that with a diagnosis and treatment come many lessons. These lessons can be applied effectively when facing career obstacles.

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Exploring Company Culture During Job Interviews

Rachel Becker, LMSW on July 8, 2018

There are many elements go into preparing for a successful job interview, and it's important to remember that an interview is also your opportunity to ask questions that can help you determine if a potential employer's company culture is one in which you're likely to be happy, productive and successful. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

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Emphasizing Your Transferable Skills for a Successful Career Change

Nicole Franklin, MPH on July 2, 2018

By identifying and highlighting your transferable skills (i.e., ones you’ve obtained in previous positions that are applicable to a desired job) on your application, you can grab the attention of hiring managers.

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How to Effectively Explain Resume Gaps

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on June 26, 2018

Looking for job after a cancer diagnosis has its own unique challenges. A common one relates to resume gaps. We want to make sure you’re prepared. So read on for ways to make gaps less of an obstacle during the job search.

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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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It’s Time for NC 2018!

Chrissy Brennan on June 11, 2018

Our 2018 National Conference is shaping up to be the biggest and best one ever. Here’s what’s in store.

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