Project manager, administrator, account manager, sales executive, customer service advisor – spend any time on a recruitment site and you’re likely to stumble across most if not all of these job titles. They’re among the most common positions advertised in the UK and while they’re all perfectly worthy ways to earn money, they’re probably unlikely to spark any great passion. If you’re the sort of person who doesn’t want to settle for the norm and need a fresh and exciting career challenge to get you out of the bed in the morning, then you need to think outside the box.
Here are five jobs that you might never have considered but would be an interesting way to make your living…
If you’ve got a creative eye, then you’re in luck. Having the talent to translate concepts and ideas into eye-catching designs is a rare skill and is necessary in a whole raft of different roles. Industrial design is one such way to put your skills to use. This is how things such as trains and planes get their distinctive branding. The only real difference from the projects you might do for a hobby at home and those carried out with an Airblast Eurospray blast room is the scale. Think big and translate your talents to an industrial context.
Air traffic controller
Like the idea of a job that is serious and carries responsibility but just don’t fancy the ‘nine to five behind a desk’? Air traffic controllers can earn more than £40,000 a year in such an environment. You need to be motivated, confident and decisive – but you don’t necessarily need to have a degree to follow this rewarding career path.
Social media marketing
Are you hopelessly addicted to Facebook? Can’t go five minutes without refreshing your Twitter timeline? Upload all your best pictures to Instagram? You’re not alone. With user numbers of 31 million, 15 million and 14 million respectively, these social media apps are widely used right across the UK. Such high use means that businesses simply cannot ignore them and there’s a real need to tap into the benefits of each of these platforms to reach out to customers in marketing campaigns.
Would you rather be out clothes shopping than at work? If the answer is yes, then maybe it’s time to explore the possibility of putting your passion for fashion to use in a paid capacity. Personal shoppers are becoming increasingly common in the UK – it’s a trend that’s been transported across the Atlantic – and aren’t just the preserve of the rich and famous.
London Underground driver
Like the idea of a very different kind of working environment? The busy London Underground network beavers away beneath the capital every single day, helping commuters and tourists zip between its locations, and offers an interesting alternative to desk-bound career paths. Drivers build up from about £24,000 a year to earn about £50,000 once they are veterans.