You have to go through a grinding test to be selected as a VJ with a television channel. Tests can be on paper, before the camera and the voice test. And it's not easy getting the first break. Once you are in you will work on a contract basis for a music channel.
If you have a good personality and a wacky sense of humour you can bag your own show within the first six months. It all depends on how you carry yourself and your ability to relate to your target audience.
However there is a lot of uncertainty in this profession. Channels are always looking for fresh faces. This can be both good and bad news. Every year music channels replace old VJs with new, fresh faces. So, your life span as a VJ is short. But that does not mean you will be out of work. If you are good, you are sure to be picked up by another channel or television company.
Apart from Veejaying, you can model, endorse products, do stage shows and brand promotions, act in films and anchor programmes. When you are bored of your job as a VJ you can switch over to being a disc jockey, model, theatre or film actress, anchor for social events or a Public Relations Executive.
The prospects couldn't be any better for VJs as of now. With the introduction of newer music channels like B4U and the likes, the demand for VJs is only on the rise. In fact some industry pundits believe that this is just the beginning. Eventually all channels and not just the music channels will need VJs to project a positive image of their channel. That may sound like music to the ears of all the wannabe VJs.