Alternate Career Options in the Post-pandemic Era

Beauty influencer - alternate career option in the post-pandemic era
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The pandemic of 2020 has been a decimator in many countries around the world. Many people have lost their livelihoods. Career options have evolved as well. In order to avoid infections, many organizations moved to a work-from-home model. This resulted in a whole new type of working — remote working. Recent research shows that around 25-30% of working professionals in developed and developing countries prefer working from home rather than going to an office. Major companies have already begun the process of moving to a remote or hybrid (work from home for half the days and come to office when necessary) model of work. Researchers predict that in the near future employees who work from home will outnumber those who go to offices.

These factors have not only resulted in an evolution in various careers but also a creation of new careers. Students now have multiple work-from-home career options they can choose from and be successful financially all in the comfort of their home. Here is a list of these careers:

Beauty influencers / Make-up artist: We live in a world where social media dominates our lives. Some of the most frequently-watched videos on various social media platforms are by beauty influencers. They are, in general, make-up artists who showcase their skills on social media. This leads them to earn through sponsorship deals with various beauty products or through any clients they may get. You could pursue a short-term course in make-up to start a career in this area.

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Darryl D’Souza (M.Sc. in Psychology specialized in Human Resource Development and Management) is a practising career guidance and mental health professional. He can be contacted for career guidance, testing of aptitudes, personality development and similar needs at M: 9004096666 or E: connecttochrysalis@gmail.com