How do I start a Career in Social Work?

A Career in Social Work has always intrigued me. 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. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Social Work, I found this amazing page: Work/Career-in-Social-Work/english

Mridula Mehrishi's take!

Mridula Mehrishi invested 5 years & 1 month in Social Work. Mridula Mehrishi has worked in Social Work as Chairperson in Maya Gopal Foundation, Dehradun. In Mridula Mehrishi's own words, this is how Mridula Mehrishi got into Social Work: "After doing my B Ed from Dehradun and advance management programme from Harvard Business School, Boston, I pursued my profession in teaching for 35 years. I was observant and helpful from the childhood, and I always wanted to help those who are in need and did not have much of the resources. Now, I have been running my own foundation called Maya Gopal Foundation to help the downtrodden people get along the society from the past 3 years." Mridula Mehrishi has a profile in a very interesting format on:

Career Video on Social Work

In a video, Mridula Mehrishi has talked about various aspects of a Career in Social Work. Mridula Mehrishi started by explaining Social Work as: "Social work is a professional approach that seeks to facilitate the welfare of communities, individuals, families and groups that are downtrodden and in need. It may promote social change, development, cohesion and empowerment. It helps to getting those people in need come to the level of society." The video was an engaging disposition.

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. Mridula Mehrishi touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Psychology
  • Market Research
  • Law
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Mridula Mehrishi then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Social Work:
  • Observation
  • Organizational Skills
  • Networking
  • Empathy
  • Patience and Perceverance
  • Communication Skills
Positives of this Career are quite interesting.
Mridula Mehrishi believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Social Work:
  • Recognition
  • Altruistic Satisfaction
  • Ability to bring social change
  • Personal Growth
Challenges are the other side of Positives and this Career is no exception.
And, Mridula Mehrishi believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Social Work:
  • Externalities
  • Physical and Mental Taxing
  • Public Eye
  • Social Pressures
  • Finances

In the final section of the video Mridula Mehrishi 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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