Describe a situation when you did something more than expected from you as a social worker


People studying for social workThis is a tricky question. In order to find a good answer, you should ask yourself: What was expected from me in the job?

In some jobs, to work overtime is considered as “something more”. In social work it is not always true. Some positions simply demand working overtime… However, what can be labeled as “something more you did” as a social worker?

  • Helping someone who is NOT your client, but needs qualified assistance from someone like you.
  • Offer and deliver a service that is outside of your working duties (for example shopping for someone, taking someone to physician, going for a vacation with someone, etc., depends a lot on the position you have).
  • Meeting with clients in your free time, in order to strengthen mutual relationships.
  • Helping new colleagues to find their ground quickly in work.

No experience – what to do?

In that case you should talk about your volunteering experience, or at least about some situation when you did something more than expected. It can be anything you did for free.

Do not forget that in social work, your attitude is the most important thing. Experience does not matter that much. The key is to show them that you have the right personality for the job.


What to say at the end?

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