How do you pursue a Career in Social Work?

Rakshanda Tiwari
Jul 30 · 4 min read

A Career in Social Work has always intrigued me. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Social Work is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Social Work. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Social Work, when I came across: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180712-0002/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Work/english

Jai Sharma’s take!

Jai Sharma has worked in Social Work for 18 years & 8 months. Jai Sharma has worked in Social Work as President in Just Open Yourself. In Jai Sharma’s own words, this is how Jai Sharma got into Social Work: “As I was always interested in doing social work and I realized my passion for this field and started working for the upliftment and betterment of the society and after completing my Mechanical Engineering from JBIT, I started an NGO called, Just Open Yourself. In this journey I have found many like minded people who look forward to an egalitarian society which has solidarity. These young individuals spare time to work for the society and have been able to witness change in their lives too. I have also been working for United Nations as an Indian Representative for almost more than 1.5 years.” I searched Jai Sharma on Google and found this profile: https://www.lifepage.in/page/jaisharma

Career Video on Social Work

In a video, Jai Sharma has talked about various aspects of a Career in Social Work. She starting 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.” I watched the full video and I absolutely loved 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. Jai Sharma touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Specialization
  • Different Subjects
  • Latest Updates
  • Psychology
  • Community Management

Jai Sharma then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Social Work:

  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Keen Learner
  • PR Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Building Trust
  • Patience

Jai Sharma believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Social Work:

  • Using Youth Positively
  • Strong Networking
  • Socially Active
  • Explorations

And, Jai Sharma believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Social Work:

  • Lack of Support from Government
  • Meeting Peoples Expectations

In the final section of the video Jai Sharma 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: https://lifepage.app.link/20180712-0002

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170426-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Entrepreneurship/english
  2. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20161128-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Entrepreneurship/english
  3. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170224-0002/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Activism/hindi
  4. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20161116-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Narcotics-Control/english
  5. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170202-0002/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Work/english
  6. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170408-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Rural-Development/english
  7. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20160726-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Entrepreneurship/english
  8. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170523-0002/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Work/english
  9. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170103-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-NGO-Management/english
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  19. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171110-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-NGO-Management/hindi
  20. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170211-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-RTI-Activism/english
  21. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171005-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Entrepreneurship/hindi
  22. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171204-0004/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Work/english
  23. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171205-0004/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Work/spanish
  24. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180714-0006/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Entrepreneurship/english
  25. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170915-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Gender-Specialist/hindi
  26. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171128-0002/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Work/english
  27. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170808-0002/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Enterprise/english
  28. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180524-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Human-Rights-Protection/hindi
  29. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171108-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Work/english
  30. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181212-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Entrepreneurship/english
  31. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181225-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Entrepreneurship/english
  32. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181001-0002/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Animal-Welfare/english
  33. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20190308-0003/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Development/hindi
  34. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181002-0002/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Work/english
  35. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20190211-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Social-Edupreneurship/english
  36. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180424-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Activism/english

Career Counseling 2.0

This video on a Career in Social Work was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. I think LifePage is doing an amazing job of connecting real professionals with Career seekers. It is truly an amazing innovation in the area of Career Counseling. You can learn more about LifePage on: https://www.lifepage.in

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