I've been feeling a bit stressed about my job hunt these days. Companies are cutting positions to part-time, not providing benefits, and all the jobs I really want seem to be very competitive. This week, I tried the snail mail approach to sending out my resume. We'll see if that helps me get some interviews at least. Also, next week I'll start officially escorting cancer patients to their first chemotherapy treatments at Lahey Clinic. I'll be going over the resources made available to them via the American Cancer Society and hopefully helping to brighten their day and relax them a bit before such a stressful time. I'm looking forward to it!
I'm also planning on attending a non-profit job fair next week which will hopefully provide some networking and potential job leads.
Today I was checking out the New York Times on my iPod and read an interesting article about how cancer survivors find it harder to land jobs post-treatment. Check it out my fellow cancer pals, it was very enlightening especially as more and more young adults are getting cancer, employers just don't know how to react.
I'm going to start flagging more cancer news for you folks, so stay tuned and keep checking in.