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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 »

Real World Clinical

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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#MacroSW Twitter Chat Transcript - Career Building for Social Workers - May 14, 2015

#MacroSW is the hashtag for a Twitter chat on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern focusing on subjects relevant to social workers, especially those interested in macro level practice. Read the transcript of a chat on career building for social workers. more »

Linda's Agenda

When writing your social work résumé, there are four important rules: (1) One size does NOT fit all! (2) There is more than one type of résumé. (3) There are certain formulas employers expect you to follow. (4) Ms. Manners says…Résumé Etiquette. more »

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This article provides A-Z tips for marketing yourself in the social work job market. more »

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So you’re beginning your social work career? We certainly hope you like variety and change, because you can have plenty of both if you want! more »

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The interview is not just about letting the employer know you are qualified. You need to make a connection, so the employer wants to hire you. more »

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A list of action verbs to use on your social work résumé. more »

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Keep the focus on you. In American culture, we are taught not to brag on ourselves. The job interview is the one place you are not only allowed to brag, but required to do so! Read tips for your social work interview. more »

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Networking isn’t about being in a secret club, and it’s not just for business professionals. It is for all professionals. Social workers are great at building relationships and trust with their clients. Networking really isn’t that different. more »

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Whether you are a clinical or macro social worker, student, new professional, or have been in the field for 30 years, these essential tips will keep your résumé ready to send out to your future employer. more »

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Should you submit a cover letter when one is not required? The answer is yes. Cover letters are essential to getting an interview. They are a concise way to communicate your value to an organization, and hiring managers use them to winnow candidates. more »

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