Today, professional success is all about the forgotten word – passion. Venturing into un-chartered territories and pursuing your passion is the modern day mantra for being happy and successful. Here are four options to explore and make your own!
Photography: Picture Perfect
Full-time career opportunity? Well… yes! With print, online and television media riding the high wave, photography is emerging as a lucrative profession. If you dabble with your camera, it is time to give it serious consideration. Gone are the days when photographers were seen only at weddings and functions. Today, you have a lot to choose from – photojournalism, fashion and event photography, portraits, print and advertising. Features photographer Rameshwari says, “Photography is an expressive medium. Your pictures do the talking.” Technique, creativity and style are important to establish yourself and create a niche.
Radio Jockeying: Talk the talk
Monday morning… a long drive to work, a foul mood and maddening traffic! The chirpy radio jockey makes a witty remark and you break into a smile. So, do you have the same spunk, energy, a great voice and love for music? Then, radio jockeying is the thing for you! Today, radio jockeying has become a lucrative profession. Anushka, business head with a leading radio station, informs, “RJing is a great career for people under 35. It requires wit, general knowledge and affability. However, the top criteria are genuine interest in people, a sunshine personality and passion for music.” An RJ has to be interactive, connect with hundreds over the airwaves and at the same time make it sound personal. This is no ordinary feat! Shruti, an upcoming RJ says, “It is an exhilarating feeling – talking with so many people, playing great music and taking home a fat pay packet for having fun at work! What else could one want?”
Event Management: Plan with panache
Cutthroat competition has made promotions and events an integral part of any corporate marketing strategy. Events could range from fashion shows, award functions and press conferences to new product launches, seminars, exhibitions, high-profile weddings and diplomatic dinners. With growing demand, event management has become a sought after and glamorous profession. Are you a people’s person – in the true sense of the term? Do you “think on your feet”? Are you creative yet practical? Then what are you waiting for? Hop on to the event.
A successful event is all about managing people – vendors, contractors, clients, co-workers, technicians and support staff. Therefore, strong communication skills, loads of energy, patience and time management are must haves. In short, an event manager thinks and works like an entrepreneur. According to Sita, who runs an event management company, there are always last minute changes in client requirements. Some requests can be unreasonable or bizarre. You should have oodles of “can do” attitude. However, a well executed event makes it all worthwhile. And, not to mention, a good remuneration, incentives, accolades and the opportunity to rub shoulders with biggies!
Outbound Training: Corporate Adrenaline
Corporate training has been around for decades. Companies invest heavily to train their employees. Until recently, training was restricted to classroom sessions with projectors and slides punctuated with tea times and lunch breaks. Not anymore! Outbound training is catching on as an effective alternative. Consequently, outbound trainers are much in demand! Outbound training programmes help companies to build team spirit, leadership and other people skills in an experiential, adventure-filled, high-activity environment.