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April 2016

April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 1 in 4 Minnesotans Can’t Afford a Basic Standard of Living…   We think that’s one too many.  On May 11 you can help more people like Ingrid get a better job and make ends meet. Ingrid recently got a full-time, permanent job with great benefits and room to advance, something she hasn’t had since 2011. Ingrid will share her journey to find a permanent position at our luncheon on May 11 (see more about Ingrid below).   Ingrid’s story is just one of several inspiring stories you will hear about at Daily Work’s 4th annual Steps to …
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Beating the Interview Jitters

Beating the Interview Jitters Most of us experience fear or anxiety when going to a job interview. Think about your most recent interview: did it go well or could it have gone better? Imagine walking into that same interview and having to speak a language that isn’t your first. Imagine not being able to read or calculate something because you do not understand what’s written. Imagine not knowing what to say or how interviews are conducted because in your country you obtain a job through a friend or family member and then you just show up and begin working.  When …
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When Nervousness Goes Beyond Normal

When Nervousness Goes Beyond Normal My whole life I have been someone who worried about everything, but then when I was in high school, I was always so anxious that I couldn’t sleep, eat or concentrate on anything except for my nerves. I brought this up to my doctor and was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Initially, I did not know that anxiety disorders were a real thing and that I wasn’t the only one who suffered from severe anxiety. But according to the National Institute for Mental Health (NAMI), anxiety affects around 20% of the population at any given …
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Meet Ingrid. Daily Work’s Featured Speaker at May 11 Steps to Success Luncheon

Meet Ingrid. Daily Work’s Featured Speaker at May 11 Steps to Success Luncheon Ingrid is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. She’s friendly, open, easy-going, and patient. In fact she was the first person I worked with on my own as a new intern at Daily Work…I was really nervous about what I was supposed to do, and it was Ingrid who did a great job of making ME feel welcome. Looking at her resume, I thought it would be really easy to help her get a job. Ingrid is such a nice person and has such a …
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Working Together, We Can Create Equity for All

Working Together, We Can Create Equity for All Can you imagine moving to a foreign country and starting a new life? Think about if you didn’t know the native language…how would you obtain employment, how would you navigate your way around a foreign land? This is a real concern for immigrants vying for equity when moving to the United States. Daily Work is a nonprofit that supports people of all cultures, genders, races, and religions, including many immigrants. We assist people with job-readiness, resumes, mock interviewing and accessing other providing referrals for services or resources that Daily Work does not provide. …
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