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What's a job I can do if I like to talk to people all the time?

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I'm really good at talking to people, and I think I can make people like me when I talk to them. What jobs can I do that make me enough money where I can use my gifts? #communications #communication

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Gustavo’s Answer

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One of the jobs that comes to mind is sales. I've know several people with similar interests that have succeeded in sales. Being able to communicate and connect with people is key when doing sales.

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Manraj’s Answer

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The list is endless. The important thing to keep in mind is to be happy in your job, as well as continuing to grow your comfort level so you can challenge yourself and learn. A few jobs that come to my mind that my friends have pursued who had a similar question to you include Teaching, Recruiting, Talent Development, and Consulting.

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Kari’s Answer

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Recruiting came to mind first. You spend a lot of time speaking to people about the company you are working for, their background, their passions and try to find candidates that fit the skills and match the culture of your company. You may like Campus/College Recruiting in particular as it does allow you to travel and speak with even more people. To be a successful Recruiter you will build and maintain relationships with the people you speak with. This will strengthen your network.


In regards to networking, this is also important for Sales which is the second option that came to mind.


Communication is key in any role you take on so it is a great skill to have!

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NA’s Answer

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In the IT field, we are constantly talking with our employees through the phone, email, chat, or in person. This is a great role for folks who are comfortable speaking with many people and genuinely enjoy helping them by solving their technical issues. You meet many interesting people every day and can gain the satisfaction of being able to help get these folks up and running, to allow them to continue to do their job. You do not necessarily need to dive into the IT field, but any customer service related career would be a good fit for a person who enjoys speaking with a large number of people.

I love this explanation. Idowu O.
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Hanleigh’s Answer

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Counseling:

It is a great field for talking to people. You are interacting with people in order for them to be able to cope with their own emotions. You are also understanding the psychology of emotions and behavior. You provide a means of support and listening ear for people in need.

Definitely consider!
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Will’s Answer

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There are multitude of opportunities if you like to talk to people all the time. Sales, marketing, consultation, recruiting, customer service, and IT Support. Believe it or not, it's not all about the talking only but also listening.


When you can harness your communication skill set with any additional background, you are building your own career path. Almost everyone can perform a task or job, but a great communicator is difficult.

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Loni’s Answer

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Now this is my kind of question! : )) Hey Samantha, I just like you love to talk to people. I have found my gift of gab to be extremely useful in my career as a Recruiter. It is my job to talk to diverse people from all over the world. I get to learn about their passions and their goals and match them up with career opportunities sharing with them the wonderful things the company I work for has to offer! Just be sure to also be a listener and retain what people share with you!

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Chelsea’s Answer

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Sales! If you like talking to people, and are good at sales, there is a lot of money in store for you. Sales is challenging, however. You will have to meet your quota every month (or quarter, etc). You also are asking people for money, essentially, and you will probably hear "no" more often than "yes"; you need to be able to deal with this rejection everyday and keep moving forward. If you're good at it, though, there is potential to earn a lot of money and climb in the ranks.

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Brett’s Answer

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If you're a real "peoples" person, think about business. There is a lot of demand for people who can be personable and be "closers". The most lucrative areas are marketing and sales (especially financial products, see banking and Jordan Belfort types), but it applies to all areas. Managers are also more or less paid just to talk to people day in and day out.

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Christine’s Answer

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If you have an outgoing personality and enjoy being around people, I would definitely recommend that you look into the hospitality industry, which includes several sectors such as restaurants, hotels, airports, and country clubs and more. For each of these sectors, the number one goal is to provide excellent guest/customer service. With your outstanding people skills, you should definitely look into this career path and then work your way into upper management.

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Hien’s Answer

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If you can make people like you when you talk to them, then sales would be a good job for you. Talking is one thing and selling is a different thing. The question is do you like to sell?

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Kristina’s Answer

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Marketing may be a great fit, especially if the role is involved with trade shows and events. Trade shows require you to put together a strategy to engage customers and partners with your brand. And the best part is that you usually get to be front and center to representing your company to this audience. To get started, you can search for companies that hire people to work trade show (ex. brand ambassadors). If you like the setting, you could look at pursuing a degree in Marketing to start your career.

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Robert’s Answer

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Something in Sales would be good if you like to talk to people. Its a great talet to have if you can talk and gain peoples trust you can sell anything. Learn the skills of selling though take as many sales classes as you can read as many books as you can . Selling is an art and if you can learn it you can earn a good income .

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Ines’s Answer

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Sales, hospitality industry, customer service, counseling. It's a great and marketable skill!

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Matthew’s Answer

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I would also look at a teaching position. Children require a lot of interaction and you will be influencing the next generation. It doesn't get better than that! :)

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Lana’s Answer

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Sales might be a great path for you to explore. Sales lets you talk to people all of the time and tends be based on the ability to build strong relationships. And if you are good at it, the pay can be great! Also, all industries need salespeople so think about what you might find interesting. For example, you could do sales for a tech company or a pharmaceutical company. These are great people person jobs.


Good luck!

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Tiffany’s Answer

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Hi!

I majored in Theater and loved performing for a very long time. Once I started working at Walt Disney World, I realized that what I really loved from Theater was talking to people and creating connections. So, I started finding a variety of roles that fed into that passion. I have been a facilitator for a few different programs here-- working with Training, orientations, etc. I also brought that love to Youth Programs, where I have taught science classes at the Magic Kingdom and been a coordinator for performance groups in the parks.

I currently work as a tour guide with Adventures by Disney showing guests a behind the scenes look at how Disney works. This way, I get to utilize my ability to talk in front of people but also get to share things I am passionate about (like Disney!). There are SO many different opportunities out there that require a skill of talking to people.


Good luck!!
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Tanya’s Answer

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With the love of talking with people, I would say anything that is Customer Service or Sales related. I manage a call center and this is the first trait I look for when hiring. The customer is critical to any business. It is imperative to find someone that looks to interact with customers in a positive way by listening to their needs and finding solutions to meet their immediate and unexpressed needs. If you read reports on many of the top companies, the customer is at the center of what they do. A person that can naturally and genuinely support the customer is so important to the success of the business.

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John’s Answer

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There are a LOT of jobs out there where you can always talk to people. For jobs that can make you enough money for just talking, it depends on "enough money." :)


One of the most important departments of any company is Recruiting and Human Resources. You need to be very good at talking to people, understanding people, working with people, and gaining people's trust. For recruiting, you talk to candidates and sometimes travel to career fairs to talk to them directly -- that's a nice perk! For human resources, understanding people, working with people, and gaining people's trust is imperative!


Another career in which you can enjoy talking to people is public relations or being a tour guide. You need to be on your feet, answer questions, understand your audience, and ensure what you say to someone comes off as appropriate and true. Make sure you drink a lot of water along the way to stay hydrated! Plus, make sure you keep that smile because your energy determines the group's or client's energy.


The list can go on and on from salesman, to religious leader, to politician, to even a cast member at Disneyland. The list is endless because communication is key in any career!

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Matt’s Answer

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Recruiting or Training positions are great for people who like to talk to other people. Recruiters are the first line of communication most employees have with a company, and they have the job of really selling the company to the candidate, as well as conveying their passion for the company's products and services. And training is a great way to meet a lot of people and teach them about various topics.

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Mara’s Answer

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I agree with others who have posted here, the list is endless. If you enjoying writing as well, Public Relations would be a good career to explore. The job requires constant communication with journalists and internal stakeholders. PR leaders create a company's story and tailor it to a variety of audiences. High-energy, efficient communicators are a great fir for PR.

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Hanleigh’s Answer

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Counseling:

It is a great field for talking to people. You are interacting with people in order for them to be able to cope with their own emotions. You are also understanding the psychology of emotions and behavior. You provide a means of support and listening ear for people in need.

Definitely consider!
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Kate’s Answer

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Recruiting or Sales are the top 2 that come to mind. They are both about creating and maintaining relationships.

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L’s Answer

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You have a lot of options, you can go into Sales, Customer Service, Travel, Counselor.....to name a few. I think the most important aspects to selecting a career involving talking to others is to be sincere and believe in what you selling or discussing with customers or clients. Sincerity and a winning personality will take you far!

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Tiffany’s Answer

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Hi!

I majored in Theater and loved performing for a very long time. Once I started working at Walt Disney World, I realized that what I really loved from Theater was talking to people and creating connections. So, I started finding a variety of roles that fed into that passion. I have been a facilitator for a few different programs here-- working with Training, orientations, etc. I also brought that love to Youth Programs, where I have taught science classes at the Magic Kingdom and been a coordinator for performance groups in the parks.

I currently work as a tour guide with Adventures by Disney showing guests a behind the scenes look at how Disney works. This way, I get to utilize my ability to talk in front of people but also get to share things I am passionate about (like Disney!). There are SO many different opportunities out there that require a skill of talking to people.


Good luck!!
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Tushar’s Answer

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Sales, PR, Teaching, Consulting, HR, Communications... and lot more...

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Peter’s Answer

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Being likable is a very strong trait.


100% of business relationships are built upon people liking you.
Spend your time during college getting to know as many people as you can and building as many relationships as possible.
You are likely to interact with these people later on in life and may form business partnerships with these successful people.


Obviously you still have to work hard, but ultimately, being able to sell your self will give you a huge advantage over everyone else in whatever profession.

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Aditya’s Answer

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You can join a media house or work with some TV Channel as interviewer or TV correspondant

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