Starting your Social Work Practice

Just starting your social work practice?  This section provides pointers on everything from the job search to burnout.


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

  • Are you an NASW WI member?  Call or email our Executive Director, Marc Herstand, for a one-on-one networking appointment to discuss connections in your field of interest.

Obtaining licensure

  • Members only benefit:  One-on-one licensure consultations with Marc Herstand, Executive Director; Call 608-257-6334 or email at

Salary expectations


Social Work Voices