Applying for Jobs

  • How and where to look for jobs in 2017
    Social workers are adept at mastering new policies, and managing ambiguity, but 2017 looks set to bring even more change than ever. As more councils look set to move towards the independent provision of children’s services...
  • Your cover letter needs to make an impact by letting your employer know why you are the best person for the job. An effective cover letter can help you to stand out from the crowd by highlighting your specific social worker skills and abilities.
  • Writing CVs and applications can be tedious and draining – we offer a few pointers to make the process less painful
  • Social work is a career pathway few people follow lightly. Yet, as we all know, it’s one that’s been historically shrouded in secrecy – and has often been unfairly pigeonholed and pilloried in some sections of the media. While the stresses and strains of the job mean not everyone is looking to ta...
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Graduates seeking their first role as a qualified social worker can enhance their employability as well as check Community Care's job pages, finds Daniel Lombard

  • Have you ever been asked during an interview to give examples of a problem you have solved or a challenge you have faced? Competency-based interview questions are becoming increasingly common in social work. Read our tips on how to prepare your answers

  • In an increasingly competitive job market, employer references could mean the difference between employment and the dole queue.

  • Looking for a new job can be a daunting process, particularly in the current market. Recruitment expert Jonathan Coxon offers tips for social workers on the key factors to consider.

  • What's the best way to go about getting into this field?