Subhadra Bhadauria http://www.shiksha.com 3m 753
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Many students have this perception that just a degree or diploma in interior design would suffice the purpose and they will be an expert professional once they are out of the learning centers. But the reality is completely different. Though a professional degree is important to pursue, it does not assure mastery in the subject.
Interior designing is undoubtedly a rewarding career but aspirants need to develop a knack for it and ought to thoroughly understand the industry. The role played by the interior designer is completely different and students need to first understand the course they are about to pursue. Exhaustive research is required before choosing any career and pursuing a course in it.
Across the globe, interior decorators are quite frequently confused with interior designers. To clear the air, interior decoration is a minuscule subject and interior designing, a broad discipline. Interior designers are the professional’s adhering with industry principles and endeavoring to tidy the internal environment not only by beautifying it but also protecting the health and safety of the valued clients.
Moreover if you are taking up interior designing course you ought to take a sneak peek at the industry and the skills required to excel in future.
Analyze the Job Market: Before taking up a course in any specific discipline make sure that you analyze the job market well. Job market analysis will help you to better contemplate over the course decision. Be sure to read several expert opinions in order to know how the market would take a toll in the future.
Creativity: Analyze yourself to figure out creative facet of your personality. Remember interior designing institutes will groom you academically, will furnish exposure, update on industrial practices and principles but will not instill creativity. It is innate.
Also self-introspect about your inclination towards the subject. Are you really keen to get in to the industry or you are going with the flow and have chosen a career as its latest in fad.
Professional Approach: Do you have a laid back personality and a habit of doing things on your own terms and conditions? If yes then interior designing is surely not your cup of tea. As an interior designer you have to be more professional in approach and many a time a proactive methodology has to be adopted to meet the deadlines. Interior designers mostly remain drowned in creating designs and balancing interior spaces to create impeccable houses and office ventures for the end customers. Absence of professionalism may surely hit you hard as there are no easy ways to success.
Be polite, professional and show a humorous facet of yours, the trick works at times because no one wishes to have a drab and boring designer. Interior designing may take lot of time and efforts and a serious posture may make the entire job more tedious.
Good with Figures: How to make effective utilization of resources to make the best out of it is something none of the interior designing college teach. You have to groom yourself in the span of course and learn to work on limited budgets. Many a times you may encounter clients who have limited budget to offer. Though at the start it will be difficult to work with tight budget and yet develop a great room, but here you have to put your creativity forward. Beside this you can consider some good second hand furniture shops and refurbish the items client already have.
Team player: To excel in the industry you need to be a team player. Leave your mood swings back home. Remember you are dealing with customers directly you have to put your best foot forward at their services to sustain long in the industry. Besides build on your nexus and sell of your services smartly and professionally. Get in sync with other players of the industry to learn from them and keep yourself updated with latest changes and practices so that you don’t lose out of the competition.
Don’t forget if you have been a loner all this time, try to work in groups with other students and develop team player tendencies while pursuing the course.
Author the Author
Subhadra Bhadauria is an ardent writer with leading educational site shiksha.com. With her career in reporting she gained experience in education industry and regularly shares valuable insights. Witnessing surge in interior designing courses she highlights the tips to remember before enrolling for the course.