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Preparing for your job search involves key steps that will make it more likely that you secure a social work job that is perfect for you. more

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Join The New Social Worker on April 18 for a webinar with social work career expert Jennifer Luna Jackson. Learn to negotiate your best social work salary and benefits. more

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In her final column, Valerie Arendt provides 7 tips for your social work résumé, along with some "do"s and "don't"s. more

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In this article, a former VA social worker presents 11 reasons to consider a social work career in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Among them are innovation, mobility, salary, benefits, and more. more

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A crucial step in landing a social work job is lining up references. Who should you ask? Who should you avoid? What exactly are you asking them to do, and how do you present them? more

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You have most likely heard these before, but we can all use a reminder. Why? Because social workers keep making these easily avoidable job search errors. more

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Read the transcript of May 18, 2017, #MacroSW Twitter chat on transferable skills in social work. more

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If you have spent the last five years working with children, this doesn’t mean you can’t successfully switch your area of practice to aging adults or program administration. You need to successfully articulate your skills that will transfer. more

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Do you know the difference between marketing yourself and selling yourself? Marketing is about knowing your value and being able to articulate it to others. These tips will help you market to social work employers. more

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Leaving your social work job can be a difficult decision. Figuring out if and when you should leave will have an impact on your career and your family. more

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Let me be clear - not all social workers should quit their jobs. In fact, some of you are at perfectly stimulating and meaningful jobs. And some of you aren’t. more

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So here you are, an older/nontraditional student who has majored in social work and who isn’t quite sure which path to follow with your degree. Unlike a lot of other careers, social work offers many choices. Life experience can be an asset. more

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Many people are truly called to work with patients who are dying. As someone who didn’t feel called to this work and didn’t have a lot of experience being in the dying space with someone, this was terrifying work for me. more

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As you recover from your holiday break, you may be thinking spring can’t come soon enough. If you’re in the home stretch of your social work degree program, catch spring fever early by prepping your brand for graduation. more

Your Social Work Brand

I elaborated a plan and was prepared to work hard as a social work student, but also as an intern, to maximize my chances of being employed in a competitive market. As it turned out, the plan worked! more

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A few months (or more) of unemployment can feel like an eternity. Here are some tips to help you stay strong. more

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The New Social Worker publisher/editor Linda May Grobman looks back at the most popular articles of 2015 and looks ahead to 2016 as the new year approaches. more

Linda's Agenda

The moment you have been waiting for is here! You have been offered a social work job! There are several factors to consider when deciding to accept or decline an offer. more

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You completed your field placement. You graduated with your BSW or MSW. Maybe you studied hard and passed your social work licensure exam. It should be all downhill from here, right? WRONG! You still have to find and land that dream job! more

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One strategy that can ease the transition from being a student to being a professional social worker is to seek a mentor to guide you in your first job setting. more

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