Posted on 26/03/2018 by Mya Arun
The last decade has seen London's creative industry boom and all indications are that post-Brexit, it will continue to grow as the government recognises it as a priority industry (responsible for generating £8.8 million an hour).
Are you working in a finance/accounts role by day, but immersed in music, film, TV or sport outside of work? Handle can help you combine your career with your passion – a Finance job within the creative industry. Handle place finance and accounting professionals into some of the biggest names in the UK creative industry - and we are swamped with jobs!
How can you best present yourself to transfer to your dream job?
Re-vamp your CV – let’s see your passions and interests
An accountant by day, rock-star by night? Listing hobbies such as attending music festivals, baking and photography is what the client wants to see to differentiate you from other traditional accountants. Clients trust us to send them candidates that meet the skill capability of the role, so they are particularly interested in you as an individual and what else you could bring to their team.
Be open to a transition role
Contract/Interim positions are a great way to break into the industry. Clients are less stringent about industry-specific experience - it’s being immediately available which will work to your advantage. Many contract positions go permanent, so take the plunge and view an interim role as an entry point to allow you to build your experience within the creative sector.
Highlight your diverse backgrounds
Is your background in SMEs, start-ups or PLCs … or even better a mash-up of all three? Having a variety of well-established brands as well as experience in different sized businesses shows how dynamic and versatile you are as a person. Equally, people from diverse backgrounds with different personal experiences are sought to create richer working teams.
Secretly writing that screenplay? Reminiscing about your college band days or a box-set junkie? Let Handle help get your creativity flowing in the accounting function.
If you would like to see what the creative industry has to offer you: