Jobs can be very hard to come by. Especially if your background is in areas such as art it can be a very competitive process to fill the few jobs that are vied for by many. The best option in such an instance is to find freelance work that can one day be developed into a company of your own. Here are some ideas on how you can make that happen.
Planning corporate events
Planning corporate events can be a very lucrative area to work in. Companies have such events to celebrate various milestones together with their employees and clients. Therefore they will be willing to pay large amounts of money to make sure that these events are carried out on a grand scale to reflect their success and impress those in attendance.
When you are applying for jobs in such areas make sure to highlight strong organisational skills, leadership skills, negotiation skills and the ability to work well with people. This is important because you will find yourself working on a tight schedule trying to bring a lot of different elements (such as food, music and décor) together at once.
Creating special moments
As an alternative to planning corporate events, you can also apply for jobs planning weddings, if you think you would find it more enjoyable. Wedding planning is a realm of event planning on its own, and these functions tend to be less formal and more sentimental and intimate.
Applying for jobs in this area will get easier with experience if you build good relationships with your service providers such as caterers, florists, musicians and hotel management. Reputation is everything in this business and relationships will give you an edge as you can use them to get the best deals for your clients, which they are sure to appreciate.
Designing and decorating
If you like to try something with a design element you can apply to jobs in commercial interior design. In your application process describe yourself as someone with an eye for spotting trends and as a detail-oriented person.
If you are interested in jobs in being a professional architecture, working as a commercial interior designer is ideal as it is a related field that you can engage your time in while you complete your professional qualifications. It is also a field with a lot of potential, should you decide to continue it as a full time job.
Try building a network of clients and find ways to showcase your work, as this will be the best form of endorsement you can use to attract new clients. Keep yourself updated on various strategies that companies implement to increase the productivity of their employees, and on how their office layout is designed in a manner that reflects these (such as open offices and spaces in which employees can relax).