How do I start a Career in Social Work?

I am very curious about a Career in Social Work. 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. I was Googling about a Career in Social Work and was lucky to find: Work/Career-in-Social-Work/english

Dana M Crider's overview!

With 14 years & 3 months of professional experience, Dana M Crider understands Social Work. Dana M Crider has worked in Social Work as Founder in KEEN. In Dana M Crider's own words, this is how Dana M Crider got into Social Work: "I did my Schooling from Semi Urban Education, South Central Pennsylvania in 1969 and Graduation from Messiah College, Pennsylvania in 1996. Following which I came to India and became a Mathematics Teacher at Woodstock School in Mussorrie. I simultaneously started an NGO in year 2005 which is now known as KEEN (Keeping the Environment Ecologically Natural)." Dana M Crider has a profile in a very interesting format on:

Career Video on Social Work

In a video, Dana M Crider has talked about various aspects of a Career in Social Work. Dana M Crider started by explaining Social Work as: "Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work." The video gave me so much food for thought.

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. Dana M Crider touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Knowledge of Environment
  • Earth Science & Environmental Studies
This Career demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out.
Dana M Crider then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Social Work:
  • Commitment & Determination
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Long Term Perseverance
  • Humility & Patience
  • Interpersonal
Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Dana M Crider believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Social Work:
  • Making A Difference
  • Self Satisfaction
  • Developing Loyal Workers
After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Dana M Crider believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Social Work:
  • Retraining People
  • Changing Mindsets
  • Raising Awareness Commitment
  • Limited Resources
  • Looking For Like Minded Workers

In the final section of the video Dana M Crider 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:

Career Counseling 2.0

Having gained so much from a professional perspective on a Career in Social Work, I wanted to learn about other Careers on LifePage. LifePage allows you to explore thousands of Career Options. 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 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:

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