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if my strengths are outgoing and hobbies are traveling, what type of careers or industries might best fit me

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Eugenie’s Answer

Hey Parker! I work as an Account Manager for a travel company. This means I manage the relationship with hotels. I provide them data on their performance and meet with many different clients all the time, become friendly with them and maintain great rapport. This is a great profession for someone who is outgoing since it involves so much social interaction! Doing it for a travel company enables me to feel really passionate about my work and to travel quite often for my job too. I would recommend you look up some travel companies and see if they have account management positions on their job listings. A travel company is likely to have offices around the world too so you may end up traveling between offices and having friends and colleagues all over!

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Giannicola’s Answer

Hi Parker,

It is great to read you like travelling, it means you are open and curious. If by outgoing you mean you are sociable, maybe a people person, you might definitely have a nice variety of options to choose what to do next.

Travel industry, tourism, but even jobs related to the humanitarian field might suit you (in this very last case, have you ever thought of joining a volunteering association?).

Travel and tourism industry is really rich and ranges from hospitality, management, tour operator specialist roles, to airlines roles, or even tourist-related publishers roles.

On the other hand, an outgoing attitude and an open approach to people might also lead you to roles in humanitarian associations or institutions, up to internationally recognised bodies (e.g. UNICEF, ONU, UNESCO, etc), which even offer experiences or internships:

Hope you will decide to give a look at these links and see if there is anything you might feel inspired by.

Best of luck in your life journey!

Giannicola recommends the following next steps:

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Take information from people, online resources, interact with friends and parents, relatives, family friends, teachers
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Teresa’s Answer

Hi Parker: I have to agree with Franco -- we would need to understand if you mean you are outgoing, or if you like to be out of doors.

If you like to be outdoors, then forestry is a possible career. You would get to travel to state or national parks and work with experts in doing forestry management. In most cases, a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is required for entry-level positions.. Forestry covers a wide range of opportunities from the hourly laborer to the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service.

  • Ecosystem Management: This area of study looks at the spectrum of forestland use, from wilderness preservation to timber harvest to supply the nation’s demand for wood products. Courses cover topics such as forest biology, ecology, and management, including recreational use, water quality, timber production, prescribed burns, and wildlife habitat.
  • Natural Resource Conservation & Restoration: This area of study concentrates on the management of natural resources other than timber harvest. Courses cover topics like the care of forests and natural areas with an emphasis on ecosystem conservation and preservation, environmental benefits, and human impact.
  • Sustainable Materials Science: Sustainable materials science focuses on the development and use of wood products ranging from structural lumber to paper products. Courses often cover the anatomical, physical, and chemical properties of wood, different wood processing operations, and the use of veneer and other related materials.
  • Urban & Community Forestry: This area of study concentrates on the management of trees in urban settings such as city parks, greenbelt areas, and boulevards. Students take classes that teach them how to implement site assessments and pest management.

As you can see, no matter which field you choose there is alot of data regarding the prep work required to succeed. I would suggest taking a atrengths and weaknesses analysis you explore your strengths and weaknesses and try to discover the professional opportunities that exist for you. Your personal obstacles, issues that might hinder your progress, are discussed as well. Probing your own strengths and weaknesses will clarify what the best next step is and how you can improve yourself. It will also tell you more on where you would like to work and where you would be able to prove yourself most. Explore your strengths and weaknesses in depth. What are your talents and when are you at your best? The test may help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your talents. A core personality test can can tell you more in-depth what your strengths and weaknesses are, so you can prepare for an assessment even better. In addition to understanding your strengths and weaknesses, it is a good idea to think about your work values and motivations. They are important when choosing a profession and for your performance in a position.

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Go to: https://forestrydegree.net/forestry-careers-and-employment-statistics/

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Priya’s Answer

Jobs that require travel or allow you to travel as you work are:

Flight Attendant
Cruise Ship Worker
Travel Agent
Customer Service Agent
International Aid Worker
Foreign Service Officer
English Teacher
Au Pair
Tour Guide
Ski Instructor
Scuba Diving Instructor

Hi Priya, can you give some explanation of why you think these careers are well suited for the student? Gurpreet Lally

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Francisco J.’s Answer

Well, I would break down outgoing a little more. Outgoing can also mean having flexibility, showing empathy, understanding perspectives...etc. If you enjoy traveling and you have outgoing personality then think outside the box - hospitality is a great industry that allows you be outgoing and think about the needs of others and providing quality services. Therefore, it helps to be outgoing. My best advice is to define "outgoing" some more and see what it can also stand for and from there research the skills and knowledge needed from looking at careers in hospitality or similar fields.