The options in career today are limitless, and you can choose to be and do absolutely whatever you want.
However, when you start your journey on an unconventional career path, there may be some challenges that you may not be aware of or prepared for.
What Are Your Skill Sets?
You may want to be an RJ, but do you have that voice and that quick thinking to go with it? You may want to be in front of the camera, but do you have problems emoting in front of people? Or, you may be working in a tech role, but are extremely creative about clothes and fashion, and maybe that could be a great option to pick up. Once you know your own skill sets, you can definitely work on those to match up with a career you want to pick.
Rohit Manglik, the CEO of EduGorilla, an online portal that helps solve various queries about career and connects students with the right options also reiterates the same. According to him, it’s extremely important that you understand your own set of skills and then match it with a choice of career path.
Keep A Financial Safety Net
Initially, when you get into a role that may not be something that pays too good, or is a bit unconventional and you are still trying to test it out, it’s best to play it safe, financially. You could keep working as a freelancer or consultant for some time to get some additional money coming in, until you’re sure this will work out.
Anamika Mishra, author of 3 novels and a blogger feels that it’s important to consider the risk factor. You may not earn as you expected during the initial stage and overnight success is a myth, so be prepared.
Try An Internship
Before you commit yourself to something new, you can also test the waters by applying as an intern first and seeing how it goes. This will give you a real look at the career you’re thinking of, and what all you’ll actually have to do, and whether it lives up to what you thought. If you’re working, see if you can take a break for some time, and intern.
Get Some Training
If you’re really passionate about something but don’t have the required training or knowledge for it, you can speak to professionals in the field and understand what workshops or courses can help. Sometimes, getting that little bit of training could also go a long way.
If unconventional is what your heart desires, don’t let your worries stop you. After all, what’s different for others could be what feels like your dream come true.