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Exercise to Ease Side Effects at Work

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on November 9, 2015

posted in At Work, Balancing Work & Cancer, Chemotherapy, Productivity, Research, Side Effects

More studies are showing that exercise can improve side effects caused by chemotherapy — it may also help you be more alert, energetic and productive during your workday.

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New Micro-Grants Program for Professional Development!

Kelsey Fenton on November 5, 2015

posted in CAC Resource, Financial, Professional Development, Resources

Due to the tremendous success of our initial Professional Development Micro-Grants program, launched earlier this year, we are excited to announce that we are offering this program again for 2016!

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The Most Important Expert on Your Healthcare Team: You

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 2, 2015

posted in Balancing Work & Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis, Disclosure, Healthcare Professionals, Resources

You are the world’s leading authority on your life and work. When mapping a plan for working through treatment, it’s important to marry your expertise with that of various members of your healthcare team.

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Ticket to Work

Maddy Meislin on October 28, 2015

posted in Career Change, Job Re-entry, Professional Development, Resources, SSDI, Unemployment

Marty Davis was a general contractor who owned his own construction company when he was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer.

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Handling Personal Calls at Work

Kelsey Fenton on October 26, 2015

posted in At Work, Balancing Work & Cancer, Coworkers, Dislosure, Privacy, Sharing the News

Being able to use a personal cell phone while on the job is essential for many cancer survivors. Learn tips for maintaining good cell phone etiquette at the office.

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The Power of Words...In a Resume

Chrissy Brennan on October 22, 2015

posted in Job Search, Resume

When it comes to your resume, a lot of information has to be conveyed in a limited amount of time and space. So what you include has to pack a punch!

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When Cancer Comes Back

Sarah Goodell on October 19, 2015

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, Health

WebMD recently published an article on how to handle being told that you have cancer — again. This can be incredibly overwhelming news; but once you get past the initial shock, there are key facts you should focus on to help you get through the rest.

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What Are Employee Assistance Programs?

Kelsey Fenton on October 15, 2015

posted in EAP, Employer, Resources, Workforce

Find out what Employee Assistance Programs are, what they may offer for working people with cancer and what Cancer and Careers offers for EAPs.

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Meet CAC’s Newest Team Member

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on October 12, 2015

posted in Unemployment, Balancing Work & Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis

My name is Nicole Shaffer and I’m thrilled to be the new Manager of Programs at Cancer and Careers. The work CAC is doing holds a special place in my heart.

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Disclosure: No Right or Wrong

Maddy Meislin on October 8, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Disclosure, In the News

One of the biggest challenges employees with cancer face is deciding whether to share their diagnosis with their employer and/or coworkers — then determining what and whom to tell.

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Shop These Beauty Buys Benefiting Cancer and Careers

Lindsay Mitcher on October 5, 2015

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, Cause Marketing

This October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the following brands are helping Cancer and Careers raise vital funds and awareness, by donating a portion of the proceeds from some of their top-selling products!

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Bad at Multitasking? Here’s Why We All Are.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on October 1, 2015

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An effective tip for staying focused at work is to let go of the idea of multitasking, because as it turns out, you were probably never very good at it to begin with.

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Developing Job Skills Easily — And on the Cheap!

Chrissy Brennan on September 28, 2015

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Whether you're looking to hone your skills or develop new ones, one site, in particular, offers some cost-effective options.

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Majority of Cancer Patients Want to Stay on the Job, Despite Workplace Challenges

Sarah Goodell on September 23, 2015

posted in Research

Last week we released the findings from our 2015 national survey with Harris Poll to better understand the needs and attitudes of currently employed and unemployed U.S. cancer patients and survivors. Read on for highlights!

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Simple Resume-Summary Formula

Kelsey Fenton on September 18, 2015

posted in Job Search, Resources, Resume

Many of our career coaches advocate for a “summary” or “profile” at the top of your resume. This is where the person reading your resume is going to get the most pertinent information about you and decide if he/she should continue reading. However, sometimes the most difficult part of writing a summary is getting started.

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Using Social Skills to Stay Relevant

Maddy Meislin on September 17, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Career Change, Job Search, Meaningful Work, Networking, Resources

If you are looking for a new job, you may want to consider looking for one that requires social skills over specialized technical skills.

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Spa Week Fall Event: October 12–18

Lindsay Mitcher on September 14, 2015

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Donate to Cancer and Careers while pampering yourself, thanks to discounted offers from Spa Week. Check out bargain-priced treatment options that make you feel good in more ways than one!

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Does Your LinkedIn Post Pass This Quiz?

Rachel Becker, LMSW on September 10, 2015

posted in LinkedIn, Online Reputation Management

When it comes to work and our professional lives, there is one social media platform that is in a category unto itself: LinkedIn. As such, the site is best used by following certain “rules of the road.”

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Job Interviews: How to Respond to Illegal Questions

Chrissy Brennan on September 8, 2015

posted in ADA, Career Change, Disability, Employer, Health, Job Re-entry, Workforce

Many cancer survivors are concerned that during a job interview, they may be asked about their health history. If you’re faced with an unlawful question, it’s important to know your rights — and how to respond.

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Five Ways Older Workers Can Stay Relevant on the Job

Sarah Goodell on September 3, 2015

posted in Employer, Networking, Productivity, Professional Development, Resources

Millennials are expected to be 50% of the workforce by 2020, but that doesn't mean older workers are becoming irrelevant. Forbes recently shared five strategies older employees can use to stay tapped into the changing work environment.

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