WORKPLACE / JUN. 29, 2014
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What We Really Get Up To At Work!

We’ve highlighted the top 10 careers which have very mixed views from those who don’t do the job. What is very clear though is that every person’s perception of what a job actually entails is very different, and at times, couldn’t be further from the truth! We have taken the liberty of including the actual job descriptions of these top jobs to show just how different they appear on paper to the real thing.

Technical Support

  • Configuring PC hardware operating applications and systems 
  • Maintaining network problems/action/solutions
  • Hardware parts replacement 
  • Supporting procedural documentation and relevant reports
  • Repair a fault or set up a system following diagrams and written instructions 

Graphic Designer

  • Focusing on client needs and developing concepts 
  • Generating timeframes to match client quotes 
  • Design briefs using information and data research
  • Creative thinking to produce new ideas and concepts
  • Master innovative designs within cost and time constraints 

Hooter Girl

  • Ability to work well with others
  • Taking photographs with customers
  • General cleaning and upkeep
  • Taking orders
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Journalist

  • Building contacts from a variety of organisations
  • Writing  investigating stories via contact, press releases and other media
  • Attending press conferences and asking questions
  • Working closely with news teams and photographers 
  • Interviews and meetings minute taking/recording 

Web Developer

  • Drawing up detailed website specifications
  • Designing graphics, animations and manipulating digital photographs
  • Presenting initial design ideas to client
  • Working with different content management systems
  • Proofreading content and grammar and making changes where necessary

Entrepreneur

  • Manage staff, prepare work schedules and assign duties
  • Implement departmental policies, goals and objectives
  • Oversee activities directly related to creating products or services
  • Review financial statements, sales reports and performance data
  • Direct organisation’s financial/budget activities needed to fund operations

System Administrator

  • Engineering of SA-related solutions for various project and operational needs
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions
  • Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary

Editor

  • Review and configuer text to evaluate the written and logical structured
  • Grammar corrections and spelling alterations
  • Ensure the text is in line with the publisher’s ’house style’
  • Assess queries with the author and bounce ideas back and forth
  • Highlight potential legal pitfalls to publisher and resolve best way forward

Mechanical Engineer

  • Project requirement assessing
  • Agreeing timescales, budgets, and specifications with clients 
  • Liaising with suppliers
  • Problem solving
  • Undertake relevant research

Architect

  • Build designs by hand using specialist compute
  • Liaise with construction professionals evaluating the potential projects
  • Workaround constraining factors such as town planning legislation
  • Apply for planning permission advice from governmental departments
  • Writieand present  proposals, reports, and contract
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