The internet is brimming with articles or blogs bringing all sorts of “odd” but lucrative jobs to the fore. More than 7 months into 2016- and we already know how food styling is already attracting the youth in scores and how social media management is already making its foray in the mainstream vocational scenario. The attitude towards offbeat career choices like food styling and pearl diving is way different than what it was perhaps even five years ago!
Unconventional career choices: Why should school students know about them?
Unconventional jobs are not only about pay and perks but also about identifying your forte and experiencing the vitality of your job- of something you love. We have scaled few notches there! The next step however is to bring these unconventional jobs to the classroom itself. Yes— tell those kids about these off beat jobs on a frequent basis. Let them have a glimpse of how the professional scenario has embraced such pleasant changes over the years.
Tell them that if they have heard about DJs raking in the moolah by playing at discs, there are these fashion or celebrity DJs (playing primarily at fashion and celebrity events) who are laughing their way to the banks as well. Only when our students become aware of the existence of offbeat professions, can we expect a wider acceptance of the same. Here are more reasons documented.
Offbeat Jobs: Hear your idols speak about them!
Why should they have to turn to the television, newspaper or magazines to know about these jobs? There isn’t any harm if they do so. However, we all know the kind of impact teachers are able to wield on students. The moment they hear about something like lipstick reading from their teachers, they are more willing to acknowledge its credibility than what they would perhaps have done if they had read about the same in newspapers or magazines. Lipstick reading entails the prediction of future based on lip prints. Since affluent ladies at parties are mostly interested in getting their lip prints read, the lipstick readers get paid highly for their jobs. Talk about perks and interest – this job offers you the best of both worlds.
It’ll be a tad far-fetched to claim that these jobs can well be a part of classroom teaching but they can definitely be a part of classroom discussions. We have already told you the reasons why.