Get paid to eat, sit and play video games: Entertainment + Media jobs

Having a job in Entertainment and Media must be pretty exciting and glamorous, right? Whilst I’m sure that’s often the case, not everything is as it seems. All that technological change that we wrote about yesterday has meant awesome things for consumers. But rapid change can make it difficult to negotiate a steady career course.

Today we’re taking a look at three jobs in the sector that made us stop and read them twice during our research. It’s a bit of a mixed bag. We can’t say whether or not these are worthwhile pursuing…but it was fun learning about them.

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Never a dull moment: Jobs in hospitality

Most of us who have had a casual job have worked in hospitality – mainly in the form of a job at Macca’s or equivalent. But hospitality as an industry encompasses a wide range of sectors, including restaurants, hotels, events, theme parks and cruises. As anyone who’s been on the receiving end of great service would know, a good experience can turn a bad day around. It’s highly rewarding to be able to impact people in such a way and it’s one of the best industries to work in to develop your soft skills. You’ll need to deal with difficult customers, work under pressure, be able to multi-task and deal with unexpected problems – all skills that are highly transferable to other industries should you decide to make a switch.

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Financial services: Are these 3 explosive growth jobs right for you?

Jobs in the financial services industry often get a bad rap. You know the type of talk that I’m referring to – boring accountants, stuffy old bankers and dodgy insurance salesmen. As we wrote last week, there’s a whole lot of change going on in that sector of the economy. So, the future may not be what you think!

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Retail: Jobs in profile

There’s a lot more to the retail industry than meets the eye. It’s not just about selling products to customers in a physical store or the virtual kind – there’s an elaborate ecosystem of activities involved in getting you to cough up your hard earned cash. Let’s look at three roles in retail that you may not know much about.

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