Tips For Going Back To Work After Cancer

Tips For Going Back To Work After Cancer

1. Ease back into your routine by following your style. If you are a naturally talkative person, then it might be best for you to update your co-workers and boss on how you’re doing. If you are more of a private person, let them know that you’re doing fine and let it go at that.

2. Get up to speed. You want to put a priority on feeling confident again about your job abilities:

• You might want to seek one-on-one counseling or join a support group if you are feeling less than capable of performing your job duties.

• Consider whether you are able to come back full-time or part-time. You might also want to consider any medications you are taking and whether they will impair your abilities during your work schedule.

• To refresh your skills, consider attending a few seminars or workshops.

• Attend a few industry specific events to keep you up-to-date.

3. Make a plan. 

• Whether you’ve decided to work full-time or part-time, you’ll want to make a work schedule and see if it fits your employers needs. If so, prepare to follow it.

• Does your workspace need updating? Perhaps it needs to be redesigned to fit new equipment like extra back support or other devices to make you more comfortable.

• “It’s important to resume routine,” says Susan Scherr, 58, a two-time cancer survivor. Focus on the work itself, even if it means catching up on tasks like returning phone calls or going through a mound of mail.

Source: http://www.cancerandcareers.org/en/at-work/Back-to-Work-After-Cancer

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