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November 2014

Educated…but still Unemployed

Hello Daily Work friends! My name is Lee Olafson and this is my first blog post as a volunteer web design and social media intern at Daily Work. I am also one of the people being helped by Daily Work and I am using this internship as a way to build my skills so I can find employment in the visual communications field. Here’s a little more about me: I am a junior at Metro State University working on a degree in advertising, marketing, and business administration. I also have an associate degree in liberal arts and an associate of …
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The Biggest Moment in My Life

English is my second language. I am Hmong and I am an immigrant to America from Laos. My family and I fled Laos and took refuge in Thailand at a refugee camp because of the Vietnam War. We were placed in a government resettlement program with the United States. Our first placement was in Minnesota. We started a new life, in an unknown country, with little to nothing except for the clothes on our backs. The most difficult barrier I faced was learning the language – English! Not knowing and understanding the language affected me academically, socially and personally. When …
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How often do you consider the poor and struggling?

How often do you consider the poor and struggling? By Ger Xiong, Daily Work Social Work Intern   Many of us are fortunate enough to have somebody provide us with financial help we need to go to school and get the skills we need to be successful in the workforce. Skills such as writing, reading, and basic computer skills are critical to finding and holding a job. Completing an online job application might seem easy, but for someone who does not have these skills, it can be a confusing and difficult process. Most of the time we don’t think about …
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Jessica’s Blog

  Seeking a Seasonal Job? 5 Tips for Acing Your Next Job Interview! Whether you’re seeking an extra job this holiday season or you’re on the hunt for a “forever” job, it always pays to be ready for your next interview. Here are five tips that will help you get hired.   Tip 1. Analyze the Job An important part of effective interviewing is preparation. Analyze what the company is seeking in a candidate and what will make you successful in the job. Then weave those things together in your interview answers. This will help the hiring manager see how …
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Lee’s Journey

Have you ever been to the point of giving up on yourself and your goals and dreams? To answer the question above – Yes I have. My name is Lee Olafson. I am one of the people who has been helped by Daily Work and I am writing to encourage you to make a donation to Daily Work today – Give to the Max Day. Here’s how Daily Work has made a difference in my life: When I first found Daily Work I was unable to work due to some significant health challenges. This led me down a path of …
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