Monday 1 July 2013

Offbeat Careers - Article by Farzad Minoo Damania [Parsi Times Weekly Newspaper]

Hi Friends,

Check out my article publication in Parsi Times Newspaper dated 29th June 2013, on Offbeat Careers.

Article Title: Careers to a Different Beat! (Offbeat Careers)
Article Date: 29th June, 2013
Article on: Parsi Times Newspaper
Article Author: Farzad Minoo Damania

offbeat careers
Offbeat Careers - Article by Farzad Minoo Damania in Parsi Times

You can read the entire transcript of the article below:

Are you bored of conventional careers such as engineering, medicine, chartered accountancy and management? Then it is time to think outside the box and consider an OFFBEAT career? Let your PASSION meet PROFESSION …
Choosing an unconventional or offbeat career is slowly becoming a new trend in our society. But, before getting into an offbeat career, here are some factors that you should consider:

Family Support: It generally takes longer to settle in an offbeat career than in a conventional career. Hence it is very important to have the necessary parental and family support before plunging into an offbeat career. Have an open and healthy discussion with your family regarding the pros and cons of that career field.

Future Scope: Evaluate the scope and trend of the career you want to get into. You need to critically analyze the future scope, demand –supply and potential of that career option in India and abroad.

Monetary Aspects: You also need to look into the monetary and commercial implications. You should check whether this career will provide the necessary growth in your abilities and finances in future.  Also, offbeat careers do not have a regular pattern of income, so you need to plan your investments, lifestyle and living accordingly.
Stress Tolerance: Since you are entering into an unconventional career, there will be times where you will feel low, lost, frustrated and directionless. You should possess strong mental and emotional strength to ride such stressful times. Family and friend support can be of significant help.

Groom your Passion: Passion alone cannot give you success. You need to undertake necessary training or courses in that field.  This will help in the long term to pursue higher goals in life.

Ability to adapt with time: It is very critical to have a flexible and adaptable approach in your career, since you will have to continuously deal with changes in preferences of public, unknown economic conditions and new technological advances.
So, why not move away from the regular stereo-type and traditional careers, and explore the abundant prospects of offbeat careers. Stand out from the rest!!!

Offbeat careers to consider:
  • Adventure Sports Instructor
  • Chocolatier
  • Sommelier or Wine Steward
  • Pet Groomer
  • Radio Jockey or Disc Jockey
  • Fortune Teller
  • Wedding Planner
  • Wellness and Spa Expert
  • Conservationist (Environment, Forest, Wildlife)
  • Photographer (Travel, Fashion, Wildlife)
  • Game Designer
  • Career Counsellor
  • Content Writer
  • Sports Manager
  • Beauty or Hairstyling Professional
  • Elder Care Specialist
  • Blogger (Travel, Food, Education)
  • Trainer (Fitness, Yoga, Aerobics)
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Critic (Food, Cinema, Art)
  • Illustrator
  • Restaurateur or Hotelier
  • Sound Engineering
  • Acting, Directing and Cinematography

For all your career queries, reach out to me on or 9833971773.
Your feedback is highly appreciated.

Best Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor & Corporate Trainer 
Career Nurturer
Mob: 9833971773

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