Careers in Luxury and its Myths
Being part of the luxury industry may not be a far fetched idea
It is very difficult to avoid luxury from seeping into our daily lives. We see advertisements on social media, television and popular culture showcasing a myriad number of things ranging from automobiles to cosmetics. However, for a lot of students, to work in such an industry may seem like a distant dream, a far cry from what they might actually want to do. This is not true.
A career in the luxury industry is not as daunting a prospect as you, a student, may think. Coming from humble backgrounds, you may not have the exposure and knowhow that many of your peers may have. The belief that the people who work in the field of luxury are a select lot just like the consumers they deal with is a huge misconception. Some of the crème de la crème of the luxury sector had very humble beginnings. What set them apart from the others was that they had a vision of what they wanted to achieve and an almost militant drive to work towards it despite the towering odds. You will be doing a grave injustice to yourself by holding yourself back from pursuing a career in the industry you are interested in and are passionate about citing the lack of exposure or a suitable background.
Everyone, including the people on top, had to start somewhere to achieve what they wanted. They did not have as much knowledge either, maybe even less than what you know now, but they got where they are now by working hard and keeping an open mind, learning at every step of the way, picking up and dusting off when they fell and continuing.