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Five occupations you may never have considered before

Finding a career that suits your personality can be more difficult than finding your soul mate. Where you work and what you do can seriously affect your life but it is important to have a realistic career in mind. If you find yourself fresh out of university or if you simply feel you need a change, here are five interesting occupations:


1. Teach your native language online

Various platforms allow you to teach your language using Skype. All you have to do is register on your chosen platform, set your price per lesson and wait for a prospective student to contact you. The student will then pay via the platform and you, in turn, will be paid too. For compensation to be worthwhile, this will have to be your primary form of employment.


2. Become a sommelier

This is somewhat of a sophisticated one. Sommeliers base their careers on wine. They usually work at up market restaurants and are in charge of the restaurant’s wine collection. If clients have any questions about wine or if they need recommendations, they would typically ask for the sommelier. The sommelier will also be able to pick a bottle of wine to perfectly complement a patron’s meal. They can also open their own wine-tasting venue.


3. Be a project manager

This is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Project management is a challenging yet very rewarding career choice. Project managers are typically in charge of initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing a team’s work so that specific goals are reached and success criteria is adhered to. There are many accredited project management courses available to help you become a project manager. There are also different approaches to the discipline such as an agile approach or you could enrol forPRINCE2® training.


4. Get involved in hospitality

The hospitality industry is booming since the rise of tourism across the globe. From working as a bartender to being an art connoisseur on a cruise ship: the hospitality industry is filled with interesting people. Many people are very happy to make a career out of being a waitr on or amaître d’ at a good restaurant.


5. Practice ethical hacking

Today’s youth have extensive knowledge about coding and hacking –so much so that experts are urging older people to learn how to code as it will become the second type of writing. If you are skilled when it comes to IT but you don’t have a degree, you can prove yourself by becoming an ethical hacker. Ethical hackers find weaknesses in major websites of major corporations in order that the websites’ security is improved.

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