Tips & Tools for Job Seekers

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Resources To Help You Find a Job in Social Work

Go from student to employed professional, frontline worker to manager. Find a higher-paying position closer to home. Apply your skills and experience at a treatment center in another state. 

Whatever your next professional step might be, NASW has the tools to help you take it.

Interviewing Tips

Make sure you're prepared for your interview. Get tips on what will help you interview successfully and gain the job offer you're seeking.

Resumes & Letters

In a competitive job market, it's essential that you create effective cover letters and resumes. See example social work resumes and cover letters--and tips on how to write them.

Social Work Salaries

Social work salaries vary depending on a number of factors, including geographic location, highest social work degree and gender.

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Student Loan Payments to Resume: What You Need to Know

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With the payment pause for student loans ending this fall, it’s crucial that social workers are prepared.
Get updates on student loan debt relief, new programs for repayments, and a path for returning to good standing if you’re in default.

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Fighting Burnout

Burnout can affect new and experienced social workers as well as students studying to enter the profession.

Learn how to manage and avoid burnout

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What’s next for your social work career?

There are endless career options and paths to take as a social worker.

Download our social work career path infographic