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Finding Employment Is More Than Finding A Job

Finding Employment Is More Than Finding A Job Daily Work supports many job seekers through the job search process, but Daily Work does much more. Daily Work case managers focus on the broad needs of the job seekers they work with and address the barriers that job seekers experience. A Daily Work case manager is able to utilize resources both within and outside of Daily Work. Below are a few different resources that Daily Work accesses. Resume Building: The first step in job readiness for many job seekers is to help them create or update their resume to showcase previous …
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A Powerful Job Search Aide: The Resume

  A Powerful Job Search Aide: The Resume According to Peter Newfield, a resume expert, employers read resumes to have a quick understanding of what advantages job seekers will offer their company. However, resumes are not only helpful for employers, they are also helpful to job seekers as they look for employment. A resume is: a summary of your skills, accomplishments, and qualifications. It shows a future manager what you have done previously. Most resumes should include your work experiences, contact information, skills, training, certifications, and any education. As a Case Management Intern at Daily Work, I have had the …
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Daily Work Statement about Killing of Daunte Wright

We grieve for Daunte Wright and for all who knew and loved him. We recognize the collective trauma another killing at the hands of law enforcement brings our community, especially now during the Chauvin trial, especially for Black and Brown people. Black Lives Matter. We each must do our part, individually and collectively, to end systemic racism. To end injustice. To create an equitable community where everyone can work, grow, and thrive. At Daily Work, we strive to live these values in all we do, every day. Read on for reflections from Black leaders and Black-led organizations in our community …
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Meet Mimi, A Featured Speaker at our May 18 Steps to Success Event

Meet Mimi, A Featured Speaker at our May 18 Steps to Success Event Join the Daily Work community as our Steps to Success benefit goes virtual. This year we are honoring our collective strength and resiliency with inspiring narratives and entertainment. It’s a program packed with what you love about our in-person events… meaningful connections, impactful stories, and interesting speakers, like Mimi (pictured here). My name is Mimi and I am a case management intern here at Daily Work. I’m also a second generation immigrant. When I was growing up, I felt a lot of the pressures and the otherness that a …
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Don’t Miss T. Mychael Rambo at Our Live, Virtual Benefit!

Twin Cities’ icon, master storyteller, and talented entertainer T. Mychael Rambo will host Daily Work’s 2021 Steps to Success live and virtual benefit event Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. “I am inspired by Daily Work’s efforts to provide a safe space to land for members of our community seeking an uplift. Daily Work is a place that offers job search assistance, life coaching, and other resources that any one of us might need, deserve, and appreciate during the daunting task of finding new or better work.” ~T. Mychael Rambo REGISTER NOW The 2021 Steps to Success Benefit will be a night of …
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Chauvin Trial Resources

As the Chauvin Trial begins here in the Twin Cities, we at Daily Work would like to acknowledge the tremendous impact this has, particularly on the Black community. Derrick Chauvin is the police officer accused of killing George Floyd last May; his trial began March 8, 2021. We are grateful to a variety of community members, including our own Carey Winkler, who have shared  the following resources with us. We hope they help improve understanding of what is happening in the trial and provide some healing resources for those most impacted by this. Mitchell Hamline Webinar A webinar recorded March …
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Make the Shift With Us from Cultural Competency to Cultural Humility

Make the Shift With Us from Cultural Competency to Cultural Humility Providing culturally-appropriate services has received more attention in recent years. In the past, a social worker’s ability to collaborate effectively with individuals cross-culturally has relied heavily on the idea of cultural competency. Cultural competency is defined as the ability to interact with people across cultures through the development of an appreciation for those who are different from us. Cultural competency assumes that if one gains enough knowledge of the numerous manifestations of cultural influences, they will be better prepared to journey alongside the individuals they serve. The tide has …
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I’m Working For My Parents

I’m Working For My Parents Hello! My name is Pangnhia Khang and I am a Daily Work intern majoring in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin River Falls. Because of my parents’ experience of difficulty finding a stable job when they immigrated to the U.S. I was drawn to Daily Work’s vision and values. My parents did not speak the English language and did not have any work experience, this made it hard for them to find work. Seeing them struggle made me want to become a social worker – to advocate for individuals and help them with services …
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Job Seekers Know Best

Job Seekers Know Best January was Motivational Interviewing month at Daily Work for case management interns. Throughout the month we engaged with readings and videos to learn about Motivational Interviewing techniques as well practicing the techniques with each other to hone our skills. But what is Motivational Interviewing and why is it important to our services at Daily Work? Motivational Interviewing is a paradigm shift in social work’s overall helping practice to person-centered, motivation-building, and guiding; in comparison to social work’s previous practice which tended to be more deficit-based and directive. The skill consists of three aspects: Collaboration. The understanding …
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