Developing Your Career In A Field You Know Nothing About

 

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Have you ever thought about turning what you love into a viable career? For a lot of people, the thought doesn’t enter their minds, because the idea of doing something they love is pretty much impossible, but if that’s their attitude they won’t reach for the stars! Getting into a chosen type of career may not be the one you envisioned at the start, but with a few tweaks, you can make it happen. Permit me to explain…

The First Step

This is always the hardest part, and it may consist of getting yourself clued up in the industry you want to make a splash in, or you may want to speak to people who are “influencers” in that industry. Fashion is a good example of a career that is potentially “unattainable” to the average person, and if you start to do the legwork i.e. your research, you can find out what you are able to offer the industry. This is the thing so many of us don’t even consider, we try and change ourselves to fit the mold, when we should actually be developing our own sense of identity. This is what will build up your “brand” that you can sell. Whether you’re a wannabe fashion designer, stylist or you want to build catwalks in the fashion industry, offering something that sets you apart but also caters to the industry’s needs is where you begin.

Finding A Way Into Your Career

To get into your chosen career, you need to do the research. This is what will give you the understanding of the industry, and what your own specific set of skills or opinions will do to benefit that industry. We all have to find a way to carve out our own niche, and as actors teach acting classes and writers start blogging, people that work in the fashion industry branch out into their own business. And going self-employed is a very popular thing because we all need to earn a living. The competition can be fierce in industries such as fashion, and there can be a time where we feel like we need to earn a regular wage. Running your own business could be something as simple as a salon. It’s a great way to keep your skills up if you’re a designer, and the hours are regular, and it becomes a very enticing prospect for people who have been used to the feast and famine way of life in a creative career. Once you’ve decided on how to approach running your own business, whether as a part-time venture or somewhere with a permanent base, you need to get your business head on. This means learning the ropes of marketing and building up your business to get custom. You also need to factor things in like budget and technology so you can make your daily operations easier. Even now, there are great pieces of salon software like the hair stylist appointment book, which books appointments quickly and without fuss. It’s these things that will help you to run your business more efficiently. And as you get the knack of running a business and making it into a tighter ship, you will ultimately find out that you’re doing what you really want, albeit from a different angle.

Doing What You Love

It is not always going to be a bed of roses, but it’s about keeping a sense of perspective. Even movie stars don’t enjoy every single day on set, and it could be very tedious to say the same line 30 to 50 times if the director demands it, but they have to do it because it’s their job. And we all have days where we don’t want to get out of bed. But if you work from home on a fashion blog, or you’re actually providing a worthwhile service to people that challenges you, you can relax at the end of the day safe in the knowledge you’ve done an honest day’s work. And that’s the real trick to developing a career in a field you know nothing about, not putting it on a pedestal. You can achieve your goals, but you need to put in the appropriate legwork.

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