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Four jobs to consider if you’re good at negotiating

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While the entire world sits at home sheltering from coronavirus, many have been using the downtime to reevaluate their lives. With so many staying at home, unemployment is soaring and people are naturally considering a career change once we get out of lockdown. It may not seem like it, but right now is the perfect time to consider a career change. The downtime allows one to really dive in to what they may want to do and get the ball rolling. Here are four jobs to consider if you love negotiating.


The most obvious profession for those with great negotiating skills is a lawyer. A lawyer is a person who practices law under one of many hats. Whether it be as a legal executive or public servant, a lawyer uses their knowledge and understanding of abstract legal theories to solve problems.

Sales engineer

Anything with the name ‘sales’ in it is going to be a shoe in for those with high negotiating skills. As a sales engineer, you would be responsible for selling technical products and services to businesses. It would not only require you to know your products inside and out, but also know the needs of your potential customers.

Agent or business manager

Another ‘sales’ position, only it’s not in the name, and you’re selling something totally different. In this position, you would be representing talent. Most likely you would be involved in contract negotiations and any other various business matters your client may need handled.


As an arbitrator, it is your job to facilitate dialogue and eventual negotiation (hopefully) between two disputing parties. A good arbitrator will be able to keep the dispute from reaching a courtroom, and resolve the conflict with favourable terms for both parties.

While these are just a few of the options out there for those with top level negotiating skills, there are many other paths one can take. For example, you could also be: an HR Manager, counselling psychologist, marketing manager, or even a real estate agent. The main point is, with Covid-19 grinding the world to a halt, now is the time to do some evaluating to see if you’re truly happy and where you’re supposed to be. If the answer is no and you have a way with words, you might want to reconsider your choice of employment and take on a job more suited to your strengths.

What other jobs are out there if you’re good at negotiating? Let us know in the comments below.

Emma SturgisFour jobs to consider if you’re good at negotiating

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