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How to Make a Positive First Impression

Chrissy Brennan on July 5, 2017

Making a great first impression is a key component of successful networking. To ensure that happens, you need to remember four little words...

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Overcoming Common Job-Search Obstacles

Nicole Franklin, MPH on June 19, 2017

There are a number of challenges that job-hunters often face. Read on to learn what they are and how to address them.

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How to Reinvigorate Your Job Search

Rachel Becker, LMSW on June 12, 2017

In today’s world, a successful job search can take some time, which can leave employment seekers feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. Thankfully, an article in Fast Company outlines practical steps that can help offset the fatigue and keep you moving in the right direction. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Tips to Attract Recruiters Through LinkedIn

Maddy Meislin on June 5, 2017

posted in Job Search, LinkedIn

According to a Fast Company article titled “This Is What Recruiters Look For on Your LinkedIn Profile,” the majority of recruiters find LinkedIn an effective way of vetting candidates during the hiring process. Here are 10 tips the article highlights for making your profile stand out!

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Steps to Sharpening Your Job Skills

Chrissy Brennan on May 30, 2017

Brushing up on job skills is a good way to build confidence when returning to the workforce after cancer, whether you’re going back to an existing job or looking for a new one.

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How to Network Effectively to Connect with the Right People

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 22, 2017

We know that networking can be challenging. But as the career coaches we work with have said time and time again, it’s a necessary step in the job-search process; so knowing how to do it is imperative.

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Meet CAC’s New Program Coordinator!

Grace Blumberg on May 15, 2017

posted in Meet the Staff

Hi there! My name is Grace Blumberg and I am thrilled to be joining Cancer and Careers as the new Program Coordinator.

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Don’t Miss Our National Conference on Work & Cancer!

Maddy Meislin on May 8, 2017

On Friday, June 23, 2017, Cancer and Careers will host our 7th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer, at the CUNY Graduate Center, in New York City.

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“Why Are You Looking for a New Job?” 4 Tips for Crafting Your Best Interview Answer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on April 24, 2017

This question comes up frequently during job interviews and can be challenging to answer — particularly for survivors whose reasons for seeking work may be tied to cancer-related concerns. Here are four tips to help you create the best possible answer.

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Changing the Way You Think Can Change Your Life

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 17, 2017

One’s mindset during cancer can have a profound impact on self-esteem and positive thinking.

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4th Annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer: Roundup

Nicole Franklin, MPH on April 10, 2017

Cancer and Careers hosted its 4th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer, in Chicago, on Friday, March 31st — and what a day it was! To accommodate our incredible (and growing!) attendance, this year’s event was held at a new venue.

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How to Go from Volunteer to Career

Nicole Franklin, MPH on April 3, 2017

There are many things you can do to help yourself transition from volunteer to employee, which can be particularly useful for cancer survivors who took time off from work but volunteered during/after treatment. Here are some tips for turning your volunteer gig into a full-time job.

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Meet CAC’s new Vice President of Development!

Patricia Donini on March 27, 2017

posted in Meet the Staff

Hi! My name is Pat Donini and I am thrilled to join Cancer and Careers as its Vice President of Development. Before coming to CAC, I was Founder and President of Avail Consulting Services, where I worked with nonprofits of all sizes to maximize and sustain their private support.

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Changing Careers? Knowing Your Transferable Skills Is Key.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 20, 2017

For many career changers, their first impulse is to take a professional development course or start networking. While these are both worthwhile initiatives, according to a recent article by Après Group, an important first step in this process is to identify transferable skills.

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How to Make Age an Advantage in the Job Search

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on March 13, 2017

Many older job-seekers express concern that their age puts them at a disadvantage when job-hunting. Check out these suggestions for how to make it a positive characteristic.

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See What’s New for This Year’s Midwest Conference

Chrissy Brennan on March 6, 2017

In a few short weeks Cancer and Careers will return to Chicago for our 4th Annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer — this time, with exciting changes in store!

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Calming Your Cancer Anxiety

Maddy Meislin on February 27, 2017

posted in Managing Stress

Stress and anxiety are common company of a cancer diagnosis. If left unchecked, your body’s reaction to these stresses can lead to impaired immune function and an assortment of troubling symptoms. Thankfully, there are tools and techniques that can help you combat fear and anxiety, and regain a sense of control.

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Addressing Professional Weaknesses During a Job Interview

Nicole Franklin, MPH on February 21, 2017

“What is your biggest weakness?” is a common job interview question. It’s also one that can be difficult for many people to answer appropriately. However, there are ways to effectively prepare for and address this question.

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How to Overcome Your Fears of Looking for Work

Chioma Onyekwere on February 13, 2017

Finding a new job can be challenging, so succumbing to job-search fears is not uncommon. However, by changing your mindset, you can overcome your anxiety and make progress in landing your dream job.

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