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National Conference Session Spotlight: Occupational Therapy & Vocational Rehab

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on June 9, 2016

Next Friday, June 17, Cancer and Careers is excited to host our 6th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer, at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. While we have new topics being introduced this year, we also have returning sessions we are excited to present!

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National Conference Session Spotlight: Work & Cancer — Strategies for Eating Well on the Job

Maddy Meislin on June 7, 2016

Our 6th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer is less than two weeks away and we are excited to share another new session for this year: Work & Cancer — Strategies for Eating Well on the Job!

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National Conference Session Spotlight: Body Confidence, Self-Confidence in the Workplace

Rachel Becker, LMSW on June 3, 2016

We’re particularly excited to be debuting a brand-new session at this year’s annual conference: Body Confidence, Self-Confidence in the Workplace, will be presented by Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, CST, Executive Director of the Life with Cancer Program at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute.

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4 Nosy Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

Sarah Goodell on May 26, 2016

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As we’ve all heard, it’s helpful to show up to an interview with a well-thought-out list of questions about the position and company. But there are some questions that many of us are nervous to bring up; and while some of these should definitely be avoided, others are just fine — and, in fact, very important — to ask.

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The Right Approach to Networking

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on May 23, 2016

In an age when so much of the job-search process is conducted online, the importance of standing out becomes all too clear. Using networking as a tool to develop relationships with potential employers can help distinguish you from the thousands of other job-seekers out there and ultimately land you the position you want.

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Emotions of a Career Change

Maddy Meislin on May 19, 2016

A recent article published in the Harvard Business Review discusses some of the common emotional effects that can accompany career transition.

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When Looking for a Job, Don’t Forget the Common Sense

Chrissy Brennan on May 17, 2016

Job-hunting is a multi-step process. Because it’s so involved — and can often take longer than we want — sometimes common sense gets lost in the shuffle.

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Things to Consider Before Googling “Cancer” at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on May 12, 2016

It can be very useful to find instant answers to treatment-related questions via Google, but it’s important to remember that searching cancer-related topics while on the job can lead to unintended workplace disclosure.

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What to Do Right Before an Interview

Kelsey Fenton on May 9, 2016

posted in Interview, Job Search

Here are some tips on how to use the last few minutes before you meet with a prospective employer, to get in the right mindset and ace the interview!

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A Simple Mental Shift Can Help Make Networking Easier

Sarah Goodell on May 3, 2016

posted in Job Search, Networking

If networking makes you uncomfortable, you’re not alone. But it’s an essential part of the job-search process and it can help you get back to work if you’ve taken time off for treatment and recovery after a cancer diagnosis. Read on for tips on how to make networking easier.

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Mental Toughness at Work

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on May 2, 2016

Much like physical strength, mental strength is something everyone has to work at to some degree. Mental toughness in the workplace can be important for self-discipline, task management and an overall feeling of confidence.

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Happiness at Work: Learning from Denmark

Maddy Meislin on April 28, 2016

According to a recent Business Insider article, we could learn a thing or two about happiness at work from Denmark, the happiest country in the world (according to international studies). The article lists some tips from the Scandinavian country on how Americans can make work a happier place.

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New Tool for Workplaces Touched by Cancer

Kelsey Fenton on April 25, 2016

At Cancer and Careers, we know that workplaces are touched by cancer too, not just employees. Workplace Transitions is a new tool that provides employers and supervisors with the information they need to support their staff and manage cancer in the workplace.

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Taking Control of Finances During Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on April 21, 2016

Many hospitals are now hiring financial navigators to assist cancer survivors in addressing money-related concerns, but there are also many steps you can take on your own to take control of your financial circumstances.

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It’s the 6th Anniversary of the ACA. What’s Been Accomplished?

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on April 18, 2016

In March of 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama. Though there was much controversy initially, the benefits have been seen and felt by many. Find out what’s been accomplished in its first six years!

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3rd Annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer Recap!

Sarah Goodell on April 14, 2016

Our 3rd annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer was on April 8th — and it was a smashing success! The ballroom at the Hotel Chicago Downtown was almost filled to capacity, with 144 patients, survivors, healthcare providers and caregivers.

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Gearing Up for Our 2016 National Conference on Work & Cancer

Chrissy Brennan on April 11, 2016

On June 17th Cancer and Careers will hold its sixth annual National Conference on Work & Cancer, featuring our core content on balancing work and employment, as well as new sessions and speakers on topics such as body image/self-confidence and nutrition.

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Spotlight on Our Young Adult Cancer Community Partners!

Maddy Meislin on April 7, 2016

In honor of National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, we would like to spotlight some of our amazing community partners that are making a difference in the lives of young adult survivors — not just this week, but each and every day!

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Talking to Family and Friends About Posting Online

Kelsey Fenton on April 4, 2016

According to a recent post on the NYT Well blog, more children than parents are concerned about what parents are posting about them on social media. This is a particularly important issue for childhood cancer survivors as well as adult survivors who have friends or family with a very active online presence.

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Beyond LinkedIn: The Dos and Don'ts of Building an Online Brand

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 31, 2016

LinkedIn is not the only online platform to focus on when building/maintaining a professional online presence. Facebook and Twitter are also frequently reviewed by both hiring managers and employers, which makes it essential for today’s professionals to understand social media dos and don’ts.

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