In most of the cases, social work is connected to specific demographic and sociographic group of people. You may work with orphans, problematic youngsters, old people, homeless people, immigrants... There are numerous social groups that definitely need our help.
Interviewers may give you several questions regarding the group your future job should be dedicated to. It is actually the right move on their side. Doing so, they can easily see if your attitudes and opinions are correct, if you would handle your job or not.
Be positive, show compassion
It doesn’t matter what they ask, you should be always positive. Positive about people, positive about options to help, positive about your job. That is the right attitude to present in an interview. Oppositely, if you spoke in negative terms, they would not hire you. One can hardly do this job well, if he does not believe it or do not have some respect for people who should work with.
In most of the interviews, I would not recommend be emotional. But social work stands for a special case. You know, compassion has almost vanished from our society. We think only on ourselves, do not care about the needs and problems of the others. It is pretty sad, as far as I feel it. Having said that, it is all right to show some compassion and feelings for the others, especially those you should work with. Let’s have a look at good examples.
I love to be around young people. I feel like I really belong to them. On the other hand, they face a lot of problems and do not find it easy to find the right path in life. Broken families and lack of funds makes them easily to walk astray. That is also the reason why I chose this field of social work, as I believe the future is in the young and I can make a difference in my job.
Young people represent the most important and the most vulnerable group of our society. I really feel for them, especially for orphans, as there is often nobody to show them what is good and wrong, and as soon as they start to follow the media suggestions, they can easily lose the way and struggle.