Do you genuinely consider yourself to be a “people person”? A lot of people claim to be when they’re interviewing for a job. But in reality, a good percentage of people have a limited window of patience for other people.
You’re not one of them. You absolutely love being around new people and getting to know them. You feed off their energy and it makes you feel alive.
But what are the careers to consider if you love people? Let’s take a look at some solid options.
Retail store manager
Working retail is perfect for the real people person. Not only will you meet dozens (if not hundreds) of new customers every day, but as you work your way up to manager you’ll be able to lead a team of eager workers looking for direction.
Nobody has ever claimed that working retail is easy. The hours can be rough and the pressure to keep sales at a certain level is not for the faint of heart. But you can make a good living managing a retail location. And with your love of people, most days might not even feel like work.
Professional tour guide
As a tour guide, groups of people will be looking to you for expertise and direction while touring famous and otherwise interesting locations around the world.
Every day will be filled with new faces to meet and new dynamics within each tour group.
Besides people, what are you passionate about? What gets you excited? Become an expert in those fields, then start looking for ways to make a career out of guiding tours within your field of expertise.
How many calls have you made to customer service centres where you ended up being helped by someone who clearly didn’t want to be there? That was probably not a people person.
But if you genuinely enjoy helping people work through issues and solving dozens of problems every day, customer service work might be perfect for you.
Consider testing the waters of customer service by getting a few temp jobs through a local agency. See how it fits you. If you enjoy it, consider turning it into a career.
Corporate event coordinator
Large companies are constantly holding corporate events. Who better to coordinate them than you?
Working as a corporate event coordinator will require you to work with a lot of people in a lot of different fields. As the people person that you are, you’re sure to enjoy it.
Any of these four careers could be perfect for you. Give them a try and see how they fit.
Can you think of any other careers to consider if you love people? Let us know in the comments below.