Here is a link to the chat’s transcript on Storify.com.
Are you a newly graduated social worker looking for a job? Thinking about going back to graduate school for that MSW? Then join us for a chat with guest experts Melissa Whatley & Joy Jones from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) Career & Professional Development. They will be answering your most pressing questions about searching and interviewing for that first social work job, how to tell your professional story through a resume, and best practices for networking, off-line & online.
We also invite social workers to share their own experiences about finding a social work job, especially a macro position, how they made the decision to go back to graduate school, or their best tip for networking, interviewing or building a resume.
Here is how the chat will work:
Melissa (tweeting from @uabcareerserve) and Joy (tweeting from @ ) will be answering your most pressing career development questions so come prepared. You can also submit your questions in advance to @laurelhitchcock (host for the chat). Melissa and Joy will be selecting questions from your submissions/posts. (Disclaimer: We may not be able to get to everyone’s question due to the time limit of the chat). Possible topics include:
- What needs to be included on my resume?
- How can I use social media to get a job?
- What can I expect during a job interview?
- What do I need to know to be successful in a social work career?
We also invite anyone joining our chat to share their thoughts and best career advice along side Melissa & Joy.
- Career.socialwork.org from the National Association of Social Workers
- Social Work Career – website by Dorlee Michaeli, MBA, LMSW
- The Political Social Worker – website by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
- Macro Social Work Career Exploration from the DiNitto Center for Career Services at University of Texas at Austin
- Association for Community Organizing and Social Administration (ACOSA), @acosaorg
- Karen Zgoda, MSW, LCSW, Instructor of Social Work at Bridgewater State University, @karenzgoda
- The Macro Social Work Student Network, @MSWSN
- Network for Social Work Management (NSWM), @TheNSWM
- Rachel West, The Political Social Worker, @poliSW
- University at Buffalo School of Social Work, @ubssw
- University of Southern California School of Social Work, @mswatusc
- Sunya Folayan, MSW, ACSW, founder/executive director, The Empowerment Project, Inc., @SunyaFolayan
- Laurel Hitchcock, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Alabama at Birmingham, @laurelhitchcock
- Kristin Battista-Frazee, MSW, Author and Marketing Consultant, @porndaughter