How do I start a Career in Social Work?

I am very curious about a Career in Social Work. I want to first understand What a Career in Social Work entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Social Work. While I was searching for reliable information about a Career in Social Work, I came across this amazing page: Work/Career-in-Social-Work/english

Sunil Gupta's take!

Sunil Gupta is an experienced professional with 4 years in Social Work. Sunil Gupta has worked in Social Work as Social Worker in Brijmandal Trust. In Sunil Gupta's own words, this is how Sunil Gupta got into Social Work: "I did B Sc in Physics, LLB University and an Advanced Diploma in German Language from University of Delhi. I worked in Law profession for 2 years before joining IBP in 1975 which later was taken over by Indian Oil Corporation. I retired as Deputy General Manager-Human Resource from Indian Oil Corporation. After my retirement I started working with Brijmandal Trust as social worker which focuses on Sports & Educational development of underprivileged children." Sunil Gupta has a profile in a very interesting format on:

Career Video on Social Work

In a video, Sunil Gupta has talked about various aspects of a Career in Social Work. Sunil Gupta started by explaining Social Work as: "Social work is an academic discipline and profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being." The video was an engaging disposition.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Social Work, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Social Work. Sunil Gupta touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Field Knowledge
  • Rules & Regulations
90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Sunil Gupta then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Social Work:
  • Management Skills
  • Empathy
  • Perseverance
  • Patience
  • Communication Skills
There are great positives of this Career.
Sunil Gupta believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Social Work:
  • Awareness about Society
  • Upliftment & Development
  • Satisfaction
Challenges define a Career as much as the Positives of the same.
And, Sunil Gupta believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Social Work:
  • Gaining Trust
  • Time Constraint
  • Fund Raising
  • Discipline

In the final section of the video Sunil Gupta 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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