Job Searching: Social work
http://library.albany.edu/help/im/For students who graduated in May, the next few months are often a period that is devoted full time to job searching. The Dewey Library has many resources that can assist with your search, and for the next few weeks we will focus on resources for each program on the downtown campus separately.
We recommend the Social Welfare subject guide as a starting point for many searches, and job searching is no different. On the page titled Getting Started in Social Welfare Research, there is a tab for Career and Education Resources . You will find both print and online sources for preparing for your job search as well as seeking jobs. In addition, check out the Professional Development tab on the Internet Resources page. This page provides a comprehensive list of professional associations related to Social Work. Such associations often run job listing websites and email lists, and provide programming and information to help keep current in your field.
If you would like to find a job in New York State, you might want to check out the web page for the New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Information about nearby states such as Massachusetts and Vermont are also listed on the Career and Education Resources page.
The Dewey Library has other materials such as resume writing guides, examination manuals and other assistance for your job search. If you do a subject search for “Human Services – Vocational Guidance��? in Minerva http://minerva.albany.edu, you will have a good start on items of interest. And don’t forget, we are always happy to help both current students and alumni, so email us, send us an Instant Message, call us (442-3691), or drop by the reference desk and Ask A Librarian!