Job Search Resources

Application Materials

Application materials such as your resume and cover letter are important tools in securing field placements and job opportunities. They serve as a means of introduction to an employer, and effective resumes and cover letters clearly communicate the match between your qualifications and skills to the job opportunity at hand. Making that connection for the employer will motivate them to reach out and schedule an interview with you, which is often the first step in securing employment. 

Below are resources that can help ensure that you make a positive first impression on employers as you apply to their openings. 

Writing Effective Cover Letters

Writing Effective Cover Letters (21:04 mins)

Where to Search

Once you've carefully crafted your application materials and have had them reviewed by a mentor, career counselor, or the student services advisor, you are ready to apply! Below are a few sites that we recommend including in your search: 

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities sent to UBSSW 

Bullseye Powered by Handshake  via UB Career Services 

NASW Social Work Career Center 

Social Work Today Job Bank

In addition to these resources, your own professional network is an important tool in your job search. LinkedIn is a popular site to create a professional online presence and to network with colleagues in your field. Additionally, employers are increasingly using LinkedIn to post jobs and reach out to prospective employees, so it is a great resource for your job search and ongoing professional development. 

Workshop Recordings

Job Searching in an Uncertain Market (1:02:58 mins)

Virtual Interview Skills (49:32 mins)

Salary Negotiation Skills (55:48 mins)