How do you pursue a Career in Social Work?

I am very curious about a Career in Social Work. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Social Work, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Social Work. My research about a Career in Social Work became a lot more meaningful when I found: Work/Career-in-Social-Work/hindi

Dr Kiran Purohit's overview!

Dr Kiran Purohit has 29 years of professional experience in Social Work. Dr Kiran Purohit has worked in Social Work as Social Worker in SNDMS-Dehradun. In Dr Kiran Purohit's own words, this is how Dr Kiran Purohit got into Social Work: "I have been awarded honoree doctorate from Chennai. I started doing social work in 1988. In 1994 established my own NGO called SNDMS. I have been recognized for my efforts in social work nationally and internationally." I searched Dr Kiran Purohit on Google and found this profile:

Career Video on Social Work

In a video, Dr Kiran Purohit has talked about various aspects of a Career in Social Work. Dr Kiran Purohit started by explaining Social Work as: "Social work is a profession concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. It aims to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Social Work, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Social Work. Dr Kiran Purohit touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Knowledge of Law
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Languages
  • Mass Communication
  • Current Affairs
90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Dr Kiran Purohit then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Social Work:
  • Passion and Dedication
  • Patience
  • Multitasking
  • Teamwork
  • People Skills
  • Time Management
  • Decision Making
  • Hiring
There are great positives of this Career.
Dr Kiran Purohit believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Social Work:
  • Vast Exposure
  • Social Impact
  • Respect and Recognition
  • Immence Satisfaction
After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Dr Kiran Purohit believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Social Work:
  • High Risk
  • Uncertainities
  • Politics
  • Old Customs and Culture
  • Cyber Crime

In the final section of the video Dr Kiran Purohit talks about How a day goes in a Career in Social Work. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Social Work, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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Having gained so much from a professional perspective on a Career in Social Work, I wanted to learn about other Careers on LifePage. LifePage has the most comprehensive Career List. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at:

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