When you work in social services, your duties could involve managing treatment plans, healthcare insurance, crisis intervention, and other case management needs. That means the people who succeed in this field need to be immensely talented. How can you prove that you have the skills necessary to succeed at your next job? A social worker cover letter can show off all your skills. Here’s how to write a professional cover letter that highlights your relevant experience.
It’s always a good idea to write a cover letter for any job application. Even if you have a great social work resume, a cover letter explains more about who you are and why you should get the job. If you’re not comfortable writing a cover letter on your own, you can use the ResumeHelp cover letter builder to create a great cover letter.
You should aim for a cover letter that’s between half a page and 3/4 of a page long. This is the “sweet spot” because it’s not longer than a single page, so the hiring manager doesn’t feel overwhelmed by it, but it’s also not so short that the page seems to lack information. Aim for about 3/4 of a page.
Yes. Just adapt the examples to experiences that you do have, even if they’re not full-time or professional. For example, if you have experience as a social work intern or you have related volunteer experience during your school years, you can include it on your cover letter just like you would on a professional resume.