Welcome to PrettyLittleBuyers.
Five years ago when I applied to University, I decided I wanted to pursue a career in Fashion. Without much consideration or research, I assumed this would be achievable with plans to live in London once I graduated. I packed the best part of my wardrobe and moved to Manchester where I studied and three years later, I graduated with my degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising.
My plans to live in London were scrapped when I decided to move back home and unfortunately Glasgow isn’t exactly the Fashion capital. Whilst my qualification gathers dust, I decided to create this blog which is centred around Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle.
I speak to people everyday whose dreams are shattered because they simply can’t get a job in their field of studies and this inspired me to write my first blog post on this topic.
So how do we know we are making the right choices when it comes to applying to College, University or Jobs? Here’s a list of my top 5 tips I have learned along the way.
- Write down a list of things you are good at and enjoy. List your strengths and weaknesses and match them to jobs. Some college websites have questionnaires based on your skills and match these to courses you would be suitable for. This can be really helpful if you are unsure of what to do.
- Once you have decided on your career choice/studies, research the job market. This was my downfall and it will give you an idea of what jobs are available in your chosen market. What’s the point if you can’t find any jobs?
- Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Mistakes are there to learn from them.
- With the exception of the job market and your skills, make sure you do something you love and feel passionate about.
- Don’t listen to everyone. Most people have good intentions but everyone will have an opinion on what they think you should do. Take it on board but ultimately it is your choice.