Job-Seeking Strategies for the Nontraditional Social Work Student

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Non-traditional student

I graduated with my MSW in 2015 at 40 and I found it nearly impossible to get a job in the field. So, I accepted a job at my alma mater. I have seen lots of advice, but trying those suggestions did not work for me. Having factors against you such as age, race, gender, and lack of experience in the field trump all of the suggestions I have seen in my situation. Hopefully once I receive my CSW or perhaps my PhD, things will be different. Until then, I will have to wait it out.

T.T. 337 days ago

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This is horrible to read ..

Aris Drayton-Vaughan 327 days ago

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T.T. i have to say i had the same experience. I eventually did get a job but it took a year of concentrated effort, hundred of applications, and finally accepting a position in a field very far from the field i wanted to work in. I did try to find information regarding work opportunities for older people graduating in Social Work before I retrained, but could not find any statistics or comments. I think its good to let people know how it really is for older people re-training in Social Work.

Annie Mark 192 days ago

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