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Bits & Pieces: Breaking the Rules and More

By Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker

From career advice to how thoughts affect our abilities; these are a few of the bits and pieces that caught my eye this week:

Breaking the Rules
Liz Ryan list the ten job search rules it is okay to break.  I highly recommend checking out her website Human Work Place.  She gives excellent advice to managers and job seekers alike.

Careers in Social Work
Ashley Dunlap has written an article on up and coming careers in the field of social work.  You can read her article on Social Work Helper.

Think Good Thoughts
A fascinating article in Scientific America about a study that suggest our thoughts can enhance our cognitive and physical abilities.  You can read the article here.

Why Are millions of Eligible Americans Not Signing Up for SNAP?
This Salon article discuss some of the reasons many who are eligible are not applying for SNAP.  It has been estimated that 51 million Americans qualify for the program but only 38 million have sought assistance.

Dropbox for Nonprofits
This detailed post form OrgSpring discussing how nonprofits can use file sharing software Dropbox.  More specifically the author explains how to use Dropbox with Nimble (a CRM program).

Insights to Strength
You can read the transcript for this weeks Social Work Chats by Social Work Helper here.  This week we had a great discussion with social work student and filmmaker Jen Ackerman.  Her film Insights to Strength covers the barriers and challenges faced by people coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender and how that adversity can lead to strength.

Sag Harbor Gets an LGBT Center
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth opened the first LGBT community Center on the East End of Long Island this week.  The centers youth group will hold it’s first meeting on August 20th. You can find out more here.


photo credit: ilovememphis via photopin cc

Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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