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posted on 9th august 2018 by mireille harper

Are you stuck in an uninspiring job? If you find yourself staring at the clock constantly, and you feel relieved when the clock hits 5, perhaps it's time to reconsider your career.

Changing jobs can seem daunting, but it's all about finding the right role for your transferable skills. Here's a few not-so-fun jobs which could be fun in a creative environment!

1. Copywriter = Narrative Writer

Bored of being given dull briefs by corporations? If you're tired of writing SEO-optimised pieces lacking imagination, maybe you should check out narrative writing. Narrative writers write the copy for video games. Not only would you be responsible for shaping the story you'd also create character dialogue. If you love creative writing, storytelling and games, this is the job for you.

2.Coder = Game Designer

Find coding boring? Some developers find it hard to spend two years at the same job, but it's all about finding a good career move, and sticking with a great company with a cool culture. If you have coding skills, you can move into the world of game design! You'll be able to use your imagination and be creative whilst using your coding skills!

3. Accountant = Corporate Entertainment Accountant

There's no denying it - accounting can be boring. If you're looking for a change, why not consider heading into the world of corporate entertainment? Corporate entertainment accountants can be hired by movie and TV studios, record labels and production companies! You'll oversee exactly how a budget is spent, and won'e be forced to spend all day crunching numbers and sat at a desk!

4. Researcher = Location Scout

Enjoy researching but finding it hard to work on something meaningful? Most location scouts don't require previous experience, but media, drama or TV-related qualifications can prove useful. As a location scout, you have the opportunity to travel far and wide to find the perfect location for a new documentary or programme! It's a fantastic role for those who love exploring!

5. Graphic Designer = Production Designer

Don't want to be creating stock marketing materials for clients all the time? Why not consider production design? Production designers for theatre, TV and film can design sets, oversee locations, work on graphics, lighting, camera angles and costumes! It's a great opportunity to be part of a huge project and work closely with directors and producers.


Written by Mireille Harper

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