out, interviewing and not getting very far. He had a few freelance jobs here and there but nothing stuck.
A friend suggested a position at a fashion brand, and though he had little experience, he got it and LOVED it. He said he'd never felt this excited and passionate about advertising.
Now he's letting go of his ad dreams and switching his focus to fashion. Even though he has to start over from the very bottom and go to school again, it's worth it to him because it's something he loves.
Two things we can learn from this:
1. Sometimes a bad thing happens to lead to you the good stuff.
2. There are other ways to be creative than being a creative.
This article has some great examples of jobs for creative people, for example - a Fashion Designer.
8 Creative Jobs That Pay Over 60k (click to view all)
(please note most of these aren't for people just starting out so it's a bit misleading)
Skills and Requirements:Projected Growth: 1%
And 10 Unexpected Jobs for Creative Types (click to view all)