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Resume and Cover Letter 

Elements of a Good Resume and Cover Letter

8 Resume Dos and Don’ts Article from Indeed Website

Resume Review by University of Maryland Writing Center

Networking

https://socialworklicensure.org/resources/social-work-organizations/ 

https://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/career-jobs/the-social-social-worker-10-tools-for-successful-networking/ 

https://dworakpeck.usc.edu/news/the-value-of-networking-and-mentorship-within-social-work 

Interviewing

  • Research the organization you are interviewing with.

    • Be prepared to have an informed discussion about the agency’s mission, vision, values, etc. Know as much as you can about the position for which you are applying.

  • Prepare your questions about the job and agency ahead of time. Most employers end the interview by asking if you have any questions, YOU SHOULD. Ask questions that show you already have some understanding of the agency and express your interest in understanding more.

    • Sample questions: What is typical day of a social worker in this agency? What are some of the biggest challenges you face in this agency? What do people say that they like the most about working here?

  • Be clear about yourself and convey this to the employer.
    • Why are you interested in this position and this organization? What do you bring to this position? What in your past has helped prepare you for this position and How has it done so?