Sunday, November 22, 2009

Using our little qualifications

This week I discovered I have a qualification not many hairdressers here have. When I got it almost 4 years ago, I didn’t think it was anything special, as a lot of hairdressers where I was living had it.

It was easy enough to get. It only took 1 day, then a few practice goes in the salon. Brilliant thing is it costs upwards of $700 for short hair. Now I know that I am one of a handful of people that can do it here I was thinking I could do it. It costs a bit to set up, but if I picked up some good clients and was able to do even 1 a week, it would be so incredibly worth it.

I had it all planned out, by my daughter has been very unsettled this week, and I think I may have to hold off on this idea.

It got me thinking though, how many of us have little qualifications that we might not think much of, but that are actually quite useful or rare?

Or are there qualifications you could get to make you stand out if you are working, that will give you an edge? It is not always getting a uni degree that will get you a promotion.

Where I used to live and work it was very common for hairdressers to do extra courses to keep on top of it all. It doesn’t seem to be the case as much here. I know there was more opportunity for it where I used to be, but there are still courses run by the colour companies here etc... Most of these courses only take a day or so too, since you are already qualified, this is just expanding what you know.

If I do decide to start using my little qualification, I’ll let you know.