Got a Gift for Gab? Consider these Positions that work to your Strengths as a Socializer
As someone who loves talking and interacting with others, you probably aren’t wild over the idea of sitting behind a desk working quietly at a computer all day. And while talkers don’t necessarily need to be constantly part of a conversation in order remain engaged in their jobs, positions with important social aspects tend to generate more success for socializers since their can tap into their natural talents. As such, it is important for a talker to understand the social aspects of a job before pursuing it. There are a variety of positions to consider first when choosing a job (or career path) that rewards those with a love of talking. An abridged list of such fields include:
RECRUITER: If you love talking to people about their daily jobs and career aspirations, consider the career of a recruiter. Recruiters don’t necessarily need to be HR specialists in order to be successful at securing an employer’s talent. Natural relationship builders and talkers often make great recruiters. They also enjoy helping people land jobs and make good career choices.
SALES: It may seem obvious to say, but good talkers often make good salespeople. This is because in order to make sales a salesperson must quickly develop a sense of trust and amicability with customers before jumping into a sales pitch. Continuing with the banter after a sale is another important part of a sales job so a love of socializing is a must.
TEACHING: High energy and speaking skills are a pivotal aspect of being a good teacher, no matter the age of the students. Impeccable social skills help inspire students to learn, convey lessons in an engaging manner, and address any questions or problems that may arise in a classroom environment. A large part of a teaching position is effectively communicating ideas.
SOCIAL WORK: A large part of being a socializer is easily understanding what others are communicating to you. Social workers seek to understand problems of others and help them learn to handle those problems in healthy ways. Social workers require exemplary explanatory skills in addition to a friendly, approachable demeanor, a desire to help others, and a need to solve problems with words.
NEWS ANCHOR/REPORTING/MEDIA: Perhaps the largest aspect of a news anchor or reporter’s job is public speaking. Not only must they successfully convey information but also relate to their audience on a regular basis. News can be gathered and shared across a variety of media such as TV, radio, newspapers, and the Internet. Online news and media now has increased social exposure through the development of the social media channels as a major driver of audiences.
MARKETING: In marketing, talking skills are used not only to make effective sales pitches but also to develop existing commercial relationships and foster new ones. Marketers share some similar traits with sales professionals in that they both focus on selling products or ideas. Marketers must pitch ideas to internal senior executive and outside vendors.
PUBLICIST: Public relations specialists spend most of their time communicating corporate messages to the media and the public at large. They must be creative thinkers and quick on their feet. Since media relations play such a large role in the job of a publicist, being talkative is more or less a prerequisite for successfully performing required duties.