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December 2013

The Feeling that Makes it Worthwhile

The Feeling that Makes it Worthwhile… When I started my internship as a case manager, my role as an intern became more apparent: Help people with barriers find work. The first jobseeker I was paired with was Teshome Argu, an immigrant from Ethiopia. When Teshome first came to Daily Work, he was working as an airplane cleaner at the airport. As you may have heard in the news recently, many of the airport jobs do not pay very well. Teshome’s goal was to find a second job to help make ends meet. He was very adamant that he wanted only …
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How To Encourage Persistence

How To Encourage Persistence… When it comes to the topic of persistence, there are platitudes aplenty. We’ve all heard the old adage, “When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Then there is the timeworn quote attributed to former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley that goes, “Ambition is the path to success; persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” These snippets of advice sound nice, but they don’t do much good for somebody who is in need of some actual, real-life persistence. For example, try one of these tidbits on a struggling job seeker. You’ll find that they have tried …
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Resume: Tips for Success

Resume Tips for Success… As a fairly new intern at Daily Work, I have observed and worked with several job seekers in the process of applying for jobs. The step that seems to be most crucial (and time-consuming) is the resume writing process. In the job search process, the resume acts as an overview of one’s fundamental strengths, skills, experience and education. In a way, the resume acts as an interview in paper form. While it is important to put all relevant experience and information, resumes should be short and concise so as not to overwhelm the employer who is …
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Driving Into Daily Work

Interning at Daily Work… When I used to hear the word internship, I don’t know about you, but an image popped in my head of a young college student running coffee errands and mail runs for business men and women in an office setting. So after getting placed at Daily Work as a case manager intern, I had a million questions going through my head. Will I learn something from my time here? How effective are their services? I had no idea what to expect. Fast forward to my now several weeks at Daily Work, and it’s already proven to be the …
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Not So Jolly Holiday Job Hiring

‘Tis the season to hire temporary employees, but Target is said to be hiring 20 percent less workers this year. The numbers are as follows: 2012 hires – 88,000; 2013 – 70,000. There are pros and cons to this drop in hiring. However, will the cons be more impactful than the pros? Pros The fewer temp workers, the more permanent jobs at the end of the season More hours are being offered to current employees, many of whom also need more work Cons: Fewer possible jobs for struggling job seekers Less help during the holiday shopping season The overall effect …
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