Social Work Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Social Work interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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List of 30 Social Work Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What would you like to learn here?

  2. 2.

    Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume?

  3. 3.

    Are you able to work well with a team?

  4. 4.

    How would you handle visiting a family and coming to the realization that they are neglecting/abusing their children?

  5. 5.

    How has your education/work experience prepared you for this position?

  6. 6.

    How does the work in this organization fit your professional mission?

  7. 7.

    What action steps would you take to remove children from an unsafe home environment?

  8. 8.

    Why are you interested in this agency?

  9. 9.

    What is your experience with the target population that you will be working with?

  10. 10.

    What do you hope to accomplish in your career as a social worker?

  11. 11.

    What is your greatest strength? How does it help you with your career in social work?

  12. 12.

    What is your ideal schedule?

  13. 13.

    When working with child abuse cases, what do you find the most difficult and how do you manage your emotions?

  14. 14.

    What do you hope to accomplish at this company?

  15. 15.

    Why do you want this job? Why do you want to work for this organization?

  16. 16.

    What are your professional qualifications?

  17. 17.

    What kind of supervision do work best with?

  18. 18.

    Have you done this type of work in the past?

  19. 19.

    When working with adoption cases, what do you find the most difficult and how do you manage your emotions?

  20. 20.

    What are your career goals? For the next 5 years? The next 10 years?

  21. 21.

    How do you define success in your work and personal life?

  22. 22.

    How do you plan out your day to ensure that all priorities are met?

  23. 23.

    What is your communication style?

  24. 24.

    What have been your most difficult type of client thus far?

  25. 25.

    What have been your most desirable clients in your social work career so far?

  26. 26.

    Do you feel comfortable working with adoptions?

  27. 27.

    After reviewing our job description, what do you feel makes you most qualified for this position with us?

  28. 28.

    What would your most recent supervisor say about you?

  29. 29.

    Social work is stressful and difficult at times. How do you handle the pressure?

  30. 30.

    Are you able to work overtime, evenings or weekends as needed?