Whether you’re a working adult or a soon-to-be graduate, we’re pretty sure you’re familiar with the concept of a job. You know, the idea of trudging through endless paperwork whilst chasing impossible deadlines? Yeap, that’s the one.
Okay seriously though, the majority of us living in this fast-paced society should be familiar with the concept of 9-5 jobs and OTs. Don’t get us wrong, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with working hard for cash. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t desire a better life for them and their loved ones? However, in our pursuit for better salaries and benefits, we tend to put aside our passions and initial ambitions. At times, we go so far as to forget who we truly are outside of our jobs.
As with JobStreet.com.sg’s #icanbebetter campaign, a better job doesn’t necessarily mean one with a higher salary or better title. A better job can be one that allows you to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, such as having more time to spend with your loved ones or doing the things you love. Job benefits may not always be in monetary terms and #icanbebetter is a reminder of just that. If you’re constantly burning weekends and feeling worn out, below is a list of jobs you should consider. These jobs not only pay well, but also leave you time to pursue your passion.
1. Cabin Crew
Literally a great way to fly, being a cabin crew definitely has its perks. Besides the opportunity to travel around the world and meet travellers from all walks of life, you also get to fulfil your inner wanderlust. Joining a cabin crew will allow you to have your cake and eat it too.
2. Financial Consultant
Alright, save the eye rolling and hear us out. Firstly and most importantly, financial consultants are not insurance agents. Yes, really. Not only does being a financial consultant allow you to make a real and direct impact on the lives of others, the job’s timings are also largely flexible. It may not be the most glamorous of jobs, but it’s definitely a respectable one.
3. Real Estate Agent
Again, it may not be a conventional dream job but think of it this way, you’re helping clients scout and purchase their dream homes. Essentially, you’re playing a key role of initiating others into a new phase of their lives. Besides enjoying the occupation’s flexible work hours, you get to meet people from all walks of life. We guarantee that you’ll never run out of interesting stories to tell.
From a copywriter to a scriptwriter, the possibilities are endless. If you’re the creative type, being a writer should rank pretty high up on your potential jobs list. From laid-back bars to cosy cafés, we dare say that this is one of the few jobs where you can decide your own work location and timings.
5. Event Coordinator
Always loved organising get-togethers or find planning itineraries of overseas trips a breeze? As an event coordinator, feel the unrivalled sense of satisfaction when you’ve organised a successful corporate conference or put together a wedding so beautiful you teared a little. Of course, free passes to such events don’t hurt.
Ever find yourself watching a local TV show and thinking I can totally come up with something better? This may just be your innate producer calling out to you. From script coordination to compiling of footages, you also get to manage your own TV show and show the media industry what it’s lacking. Besides being on first-name terms with celebrities, you may even get premier tickets to the latest movies.
7. Graphic Designer
If you’re more of an artist, being a graphic designer is a considerable option too.
Not only do you get to work with some of the most revered international brands, but you also get to meet some of the industries’ most well known designers. Who knows, you may even pick up a tip or two.
Always been a bit of a shutterbug? Take the leap of faith and turn your passion into a serious full-time paid job! Not only will you be able to celebrate the joy of others, but you’ll also be able to capture some of the happiest moments of your loved ones. We have to say, no wedding present is quite comparable to this one. Unless you know, you butcher the photos with strange blue tints or colour editing.
There you have it, eight alternative jobs that allow you to explore more opportunities, pursue your passion and pay your bills. Determined to do better but no idea where to start? Create a profile at JobStreet.com.sg and start browsing through over 45,000 jobs that are updated daily. Not too sure about a career change? We encourage you to create a searchable profile at JobsStreet.com.sg to open yourself to more and better opportunites in pursuit of a better tomorrow!
In short, a well-paying job certainly doesn’t have to be one-dimensional and boring. As Dumbledore so wisely said, it is our choices that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities. #icanbebetter; the change is now.
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