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Job Search for Macro Social Workers: Cast a Large Net To Make a Big Impact

Although a macro social work job search may seem daunting, remember that macro skills span across all areas of practice and spill over into non-traditional roles. The more research you do, the more opportunities you will find.

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Dr. Veronica Hardy, "Your Social Work Mentor," talks about transitioning from graduation to the workforce. Tips include applying school assignments to job search, building a professional digital presence, and preparing for your job interview. Read more


Start your social work job search now, make adjustments for unique situations, and be flexible. Read more


Do you need a CV (curriculum vita) or a résumé? What is included on a CV, and is there a standard order for CV items? Get the scoop on CVs for social workers here. Read more


Be organized, use your coping mechanisms, practice self-care, and build a support network to minimize stress during your job search in this challenging time. Read more


Be ready for various interview formats and behavioral interviewing. Your Social Work Career Coach Jennifer Luna provides sample interview questions to help you prepare for your social work job interview. Read more


Wouldn't it be great if your GPS led you to your career destination? It won't, but you can map out your social work career path with these strategic steps. Read more


Do you have to go to school to be a social worker? Yes, but a social work degree is only the beginning. Read more

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School social workers - have you ever had to explain your role to administrators, parents, or teachers? The way your "brand" is communicated to teachers, parents, counselors, and administrators through words and actions is important. Read more

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Regardless of your social work practice area, professional presentation skills are a must. Yet, 75% of people are afraid of public speaking. Read more


You hold a social work degree because you chose social work. Be proud of it and call yourself a social worker. Read more

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