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5 Ways to Get a High Paying Job in the Beauty Industry

Posted: Apr 11, 2017 at 3:23 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Woman having a makeupThe beauty industry in the UK is witnessing steady growth over the years. According to a UK Beauty Salary & Job Market Report, remuneration increased by 12% for new employees in 2015. Unfortunately, it is not as easy anymore to get a high calibre job in this industry. However, it is still possible to make it through despite the increase in competition. Here are some ways to land that job:

Be passionate

There are jobs that people can do for money or other benefits while their heart is not there. However, the beauty industry is different. If you want to be successful, you must be passionate and must love what you do. During an interview, employers can easily see through façades to determine who is truly passionate or not. Therefore, evaluate yourself and determine how much you want to be a beautician. If you have little passion for it, you will be better suited elsewhere.

Be knowledgeable

Like the fashion industry, the beauty industry is fast-changing. This has been driven by social media, product innovation, and scientific progression amongst other things. Thanks to the power of the web nothing remains constant for long, as new trends keep on emerging and beauty products get better each day. You must always be up-to-date of these developments if you want to be relevant in the industry.

Acquire some certification

Talent alone will not get you noticed, but that does not mean it is not important. While going through a beauty college is a good thing, it does not set you apart from other people. Get some specialised training and acquire a professional certification. For example, London MakeUp School says that beginners can take makeup classes to acquire the ITEC Level 2 Makeup Certificate that has recognition in the UK and internationally.

Know how to sell yourself

Even after all the certifications, finding a proper job comes down to being able to sell yourself. To do this, you must visualise yourself as a brand and adopt a winning brand strategy. Hone your communication skills and evaluate your interpersonal skills to know what you can improve. Learn how to create a powerful resume and establish a professional online presence.

Know where to look

You must know where the jobs are. For example, well-paying jobs are most likely in a busy city than the quiet suburbs. Post your portfolio on high calibre job boards, make unsolicited applications to employers of your choice, and visit recruitment agencies. Make it easy for the right employer to find you.

You must always remember that it does not matter how qualified you are. Getting a well-paying job in the beauty industry requires effort and the right approach.