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Rebecca's 20th Anniversary Q&A

Scott Sinclair on February 28, 2024

posted in Meet the Staff

Cancer and Careers is celebrating our executive director Rebecca V. Nellis’s 20th anniversary at the organization today. Over the last two decades Rebecca has helped shape CAC into the authority it is. To honor this huge milestone, I sat down with Rebecca to ask some questions.

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Overpreparing Can Help You at Work

Scott Sinclair on February 23, 2024

Public speaking is a very common fear, but can be critical for some jobs. Adding in the stresses of working after a cancer diagnosis, the thought of getting up to speak in front of people can be crimpling. But according to a recent article in Fast Company, the best way you can prepare is to overprepare. And here are some tips on how to do that:

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Balancing Remote Work & Cancer: Webinar Recap

Sissy Silva on February 14, 2024

The Balancing Remote Work & Cancer webinar provided comprehensive insights into the dynamics of balancing remote work and cancer, addressing both its advantages and challenges while offering practical strategies for navigating this increasingly prevalent work arrangement.

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Managing Long Term Stress Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on February 2, 2024

We held out first Balancing Work & Cancer webinar of 2024 last week when we were joined by longtime CAC collaborator Julie Larson. Julie led a session on Managing Long-Term Stress and had some useful tips and techniques to help mitigate stress that can easily accumulate when trying to navigate work after a cancer diagnosis.

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Managing Stress and Giving Yourself a 'Reset'

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 23, 2024

Stress can feel overwhelming and omnipresent, especially when you're managing a diagnosis and work. It's important to take some time to hit the reset button to ground yourself and prepare to take on the many aspects of life.

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Debunking Job Search Myths

Sissy Silva on January 19, 2024

posted in Job Hunting, Job Search

Embarking on a job search can be both exciting and challenging. With the seemingly endless options and expectations for roles, the process can feel overwhelming, especially when balancing a cancer diagnosis, and often comes with a myriad of myths that can confuse and create unnecessary stress for job seekers

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Considering a Career Shift After a Cancer Diagnosis?

Maddy Meislin on January 12, 2024

Many cancer patients and survivors find themselves seeking a career change – either because they are seeking a sense of purpose and fulfillment; or because they are looking for a career that is more conducive to their “new normal”. Here are some ways to navigate considering a career change post-diagnosis.

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Questions to Practice Before an Interview

Scott Sinclair on January 5, 2024

Preparation is one of the best ways to make a great impression on whomever you're interviewing with. It's also a great way to avoid accidental disclosure when navigating a job search with a cancer diagnosis.

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Balancing Self-Care with Work and the Realities of the World

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on December 19, 2023

The news has been very heavy recently - what are some best practices for self-care when balancing work and the reality of the world?

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The Power of Breaks For Brain Fog & Productivity

Maddy Meislin on December 13, 2023

In the fast-paced world of work, the idea of taking breaks often gets overshadowed by looming deadlines and the never-ending to-do list. Research shows that the more people are forced to be productive, the less productive they become. Thus, it’s extremely important to take a break and clear your mind.

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Marketing Yourself: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on December 7, 2023

We hosted our final Balancing Work & Cancer webinar of 2023 yesterday, December 6th. Author, speaker and career change coach Ariane Hunter joined us to lead a session on Marketing Yourself: Job Search and Beyond. She discussed how to establish and refine your personal brand and how to implement that brand into improving your job search process.

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Looking for Less Stressful Work

Tatiana Pacheco on December 1, 2023

It’s common to hear from survivors looking to return to work after a cancer diagnosis the importance of finding less stressful work. Those of you feeling the same way may be wondering… But how can I tell how stressful a job may be solely based on the job description? Or the interview?

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How to Make Working From Home Less Lonely

Scott Sinclair on November 24, 2023

posted in At Work, Remote Work

Remote work can be invaluable to people with a cancer diagnosis. It saves time and energy from a taxing commute, can protect you from germs and illness while your body is immunocompromised and offers flexibility to continue working around doctor appointments or long sessions in a chemo chair. But the lack of face to face connection can be lonely.

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Communicate Effectively to Communicate Less

Sissy Silva on November 17, 2023

At work, effective communication is key for success. When facing a life-altering diagnosis like cancer, communication becomes a lifeline for those balancing work and health challenges. However, how to manage these communicating is not always intuitive. Fortunately there are some steps you can take to make this process easier.

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Regaining Control: Your Digital Footprint

Maddy Meislin on November 9, 2023

In today's digital age, our online presence plays a significant role in our personal and professional lives. For cancer patients and survivors, the question of whether to share their diagnosis and treatment journey online is a complex one – and sometimes it can even be accidental.

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Balancing Work and Caregiving: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on November 3, 2023

Our 2023 webinars are starting to come to an end with our second to last Balancing Work & Cancer webinar of the year being held on November 1st. We kicked off National Family Caregivers Month with a webinar on Balancing Work & Caregiving

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A Recap of Our 2023 West Coast Conference

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 26, 2023

Our 9th annual West Coast Conference on Work & Cancer took place virtually on Saturday, October 21st and with an audience made up of patients, survivors, social workers, nurses, and so many more members of the cancer community in the Western region of the United States as well as those joining from other areas of the country and wolr!

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Questions To Ask Yourself As a Caregiver

Scott Sinclair on October 19, 2023

Most caregivers are balancing their caregiving needs with their work needs as well as their personal needs. So how do you make a plan to address all of these competing needs and obligations? We recommend asking yourself a series of questions in order to figure out how best to move forward.

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Shop... And Support Our Community!

Tine Prihoda-Brucato on October 17, 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in full swing, and our partners Arcona and Yon-Ka are generously supporting Cancer and Careers, raising awareness and making spending on skincare a force for good!

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Meet Dr. Nieves Cuervo, Psychiatrist

Tatiana Pacheco on October 6, 2023

Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to the expert speaker for this final session of the series - Dr. Nieves Cuervo. Dr. Cuervo is a psychiatrist. She currently works as a general psychiatrist at M&S Psychotherapy and Counseling and at her private practice in Fort Lee, NJ.

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