My blog is a hobby, I've been doing Marketing work for beauty brands in the Philippines for quite awhile now. It is definitely a dream job if you're a beauty junkie like me and it is not impossible to get into. I had no related work experience before getting into the biz and you can do it too!
Here's the deal, if you think a career in beauty is for you then here are 7 tips to help you get started and thrive in your dream career:
Open That Door
If you have no work experience and you want to get into the industry then you need to have the courage and grit to knock on doors, have them slammed into your face and be willing to get up the next day and try again. When I first started out, I had no work experience in the beauty industry aside from this blog. I encountered disappointments and rejections at first but persistence is the key. There is nothing wrong with dreaming big but you also have to be willing to start small if you've got nothing to back it up. Unpaid internships are a great way to gain valuable work experience in the field. Try applying at smaller companies and startups to gain valuable work experience since bigger beauty companies might be harder to get into.
Put In the Hard Work
Patience and Perseverance
Lean How to Take Responsibility
Learn to Work as a Team
Build Your Network
Why does it matter? It is important to network and maintain good relationships with people in the industry because it is a pretty small one and it helps to leave a good impression on people you might be working with in the future. Don't forget to be genuine.
And last but not the least!
Stay Humble and Pray!
No explanations necessary.
It pains me whenever people get the impression that you just play around with makeup and look pretty the whole day when they think about working in the beauty business. It's actually a far cry from that. You still deal with a lot of numbers, research and put in extra hours of work to be able to accomplish things.
As long as you have a good understanding of how the business works, have the right mindset and attitude- then the doors of the beauty industry will always be open to you (as long as you are willing to knock hard enough that is!)
Best of luck! xx
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