Starting your Social Work Practice

Just starting your social work practice? 

This section provides pointers on everything from the job search to burnout.

NEW Member Benefit


In January 2015 NASW WI commenced a resume writing/cover letter review service for members. Long time NASW WI members Rosalie Migas and Kevin Reeder serve as the review panel for resumes and cover letters. Rosalie and Kevin will provide feedback on members’ resumes and cover letters within two weeks. If you would like your resume and/or cover letter reviewed, please email them to Marc Herstand at


Overview of social work career options

Cover Letter Resources

Resume Pointers

The Interview

The Job Search

  • Visit the Career section of our website
  • Utilize NASW JobLink
  • Email to sign up for the free, members-only job listserv.  Every Monday, we email a list of 15-30 social work jobs around Wisconsin (and occasionally MN or IL).  Please provide your name and member number.

Check out these online databases!

Network effectively

Social Work Voices