In my last post, I talked about why I assign homework to Staging Diva students and how I approach it differently than many other staging training companies. Related to this, is a new phenomenon I’m dealing with as the operator of a home staging training program that I’ve never had to deal with before.
I’ve been receiving many teary phone calls from people who have taken another training program who “just” fell short of the 80% required to “qualify” for guaranteed employment as a home stager. Many of them find that no matter how educated or talented they are, or how long they’ve been staging homes on their own, they can’t get that elusive 80% needed to successfully complete the program for the “guaranteed job.”
This ends up destroying the stager’s confidence to the point that they feel like they don’t have what it takes to make it in this industry and often that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
When you have an organization offering guaranteed employment, you have to question the promise being made. I don’t know how anyone can guarantee employment in any field, anywhere in this economy.
Read the fine print attached to any claim that sounds too good to be true. If it has been set up so that only those that get 80% qualify for a guaranteed job, how easy do you think they’re going to make it for people to meet that mark? Isn’t it one giant loop hole?
If you’ve taken your training from one of these companies and have had your confidence shaken because you weren’t able to make the grade, please don’t let that stop you from pursuing your dream.
It doesn’t mean that you aren’t cut out to be a home stager and it doesn’t mean that you’ll never find work as a home stager. All it means is that you are one of many talented people who weren’t able to qualify for jobs that may or may not actually exist.
Read through some of these Staging Diva Graduate Success Stories and see how well others are doing without having to jump through hoops trying to attain a particular grade or holding out for “guaranteed jobs”.
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Six Elements Inc. Home Staging
Debra Gould knows how to make money as a home stager and she developed the Staging Diva Training Program to teach others how to earn a living doing something they love.
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