So, you’ve survived the rigours of the training and you are now eager to secure your dream job as a fully-qualified social worker, with only the interview standing in the way. But the competition is fierce, so setting yourself head and shoulders above your fellow applicants is essential if you’re to succeed – and it’s not simply a case of memorising a set of social work interview questions and answers.
Do your homework
Social work interviews are a chance for your prospective employer to find out about you, and an unmissable opportunity to demonstrate how you will be an essential addition to their team. The job description will help you to understand how you can add value in your role as a social worker, but it may not be detailed. So, in addition, you should research the organisation in detail so that you can better understand how you can contribute to its development. Read the organisation’s website carefully, noting any identified strengths and weaknesses, and brush up on changes to legislation which might pose challenges for the future.
The CommunityCare website is an invaluable resource for professionals to discuss issues related to social work and to find out about the latest changes in legislation.