Deciding what you want to do in life is the million-dollar question. Whether you’re a graduate contemplating what to do or an employed professional who’s not satisfied in their role, finding what makes you happy is hard. World famous film director Baz Luhrmann once quoted ‘Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.’ Such a simple but powerful message, it provides support to us not already having our career path figured out. The thing about this is that everyone believes other people are sorted and happy, when in fact the majority of people are in the same place.
If you are one of these people, then don’t panic. If a profession you thought you’d like to pursue doesn’t turn out to be for you then there is still time for change. You can change your career path at any age and there are hundreds of wonderful jobs out there that might sound like a better alternative… it’s just about finding what that career is. So to give you a helping hand, we’ve listed so ones that you may just want to consider.
One of the most rewarding career choices in life, have you looked to foster a child? People find it an odd concept to see this as a career but aside from the meaningful side of it all, people do use this as a lucrative financial option. Now that isn’t to say these people are being cold, as if they have the ability to take in a child or young adult to give them a better life experience then that is the most important thing aside from the money they’d receive. Private fostering agency workers are continuously on the lookout for new foster carer’s that can have that positive impact on young people’s lives. A challenging but heroic choice, using your life skills and experiences to improve someone’s life is a wonderful thing.
If fashion’s your thing, then it might be easier to get involved than you think. Like anything in the fashion industry, once you’re in, you’re in! If you’re sat on your phone looking at various social media channels thinking that you could, why not do it! Today there are tons of fast fashion brands out there, all wanting to be the next best thing. In order to boost your career in the fashion sector, this presents you with the opportunity to get on board with a new brand that could grow into a big one. Starting on an intern role, junior or assistant position, it will be up to you to plan, make, find and dress outfits for shoots. A career you will definitely have to work your way up in but, even though it is a slog in the first few positions, once you have the experience, it will be a fantastic and fun job to have. You will even gain the experience to start up your own brand!
If you love bringing things together, then event planning may be for you. A hugely successful market to break, with big rewards, event planning is massive in the corporate field as well as personal lifestyle area. Organising venues, artists, sorting out catering, seating, entertainment, wristbands for guests, the guest list itself and the event themes are just some of the duties you’d be responsible. Pulling off an event that people enjoy and remember for a lifetime is a highly rewarding role. It can be stressful at times but after all of organisation, you can bask in the fun what you’ve created and achieved, which beats sitting in an office any day!