I'm sure you can tell from the title - it's about to get real here people. Today I'd like to talk a little bit about what it takes to get into a field like interior design. However, I'm not going to tell you about the best degree to study or how many hours of an internship you should acquire. If that's what you're looking for, this post is not for you.
No - instead, I'd like to talk about the one thing I did that landed me THREE interiors related jobs in as many weeks. Drum roll please - I grew a massive set of cajones.
(Or ovaries. ...feel free to substitute in whatever body part represents courage to you.)
Now this may sound stupid, but I swear it's true! It all started out of desperation to be honest. I had no job prospects lined up, meaning I had nothing to loose, so I just started applying for design work. The first job I applied for required a 9 bedroom e-design test which was awesome because it forced me to create a portfolio. I received such high praise from my little test, I felt brave enough to go after another job. Then another. Then another! As my portfolio grew so did my confidence and I've been movin and shakin ever since!
My advice to you is, don't wait until you're desperate to start trying. Be brave now! Even if you have no actual finish projects to show, create an e-design portfolio and apply, apply, apply!! No one will believe in you if you don't believe in yourself. However, it's really hard to believe in yourself with no proof, so go after those little wins to grow your self esteem.
I'm no seasoned designer but, I've learned from my first few projects, half of the job is the ability to take charge and believe in your own vision. The sooner you start trusting yourself, the better. Now go forth and design with your (soon to be) humongous set of confidence representing reproductive organs.
YOU CAN DO THIS!