I’m looking for some much needed advice on the best way forward with my qualification. I studied beauty therapy for 3 years and have just recently completed my course finishing with a HND in beauty therapy. I worked in a completely different career before and during my period of study, therefore the only experience I have is during my assessments within the class setting, along with a couple of weeks work experience in a spa and some treatments at home to family/friends, which were very limited due juggling studying along with work and childcare. Now that I’m qualified I was hoping to become self employed and rent a room somewhere, however I seem to have lost confidence in myself now that I’ve looked further into the prospect of this venture and my own inner critic seems to be taking over! Due to this I’m thinking the best way forward would be to start off working in either a salon or spa to build up my confidence and experience, although the pay is much lower than what I had worked for in my previous career (I do find this part really disheartening after all the work I’ve put in, hence why I wanted to work for myself). Any advice would be very much appreciated.