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What's a good career for someone who is very opinionated and persuasive?

Specifically in writing, not speaking. #writer #writing #writing-and-editing #creative-writing


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Justine’s Answer

Hi Faith! One option to consider is becoming a speechwriter. You're writing for other people, but you'd be surprised how often you get to advance your own ideas and priorities. It's a real opportunity to help shape a leader's thinking about important issues that are facing the world. And if you're good at being persuasive, all the better. Knowing how to craft an argument and convince people of your opinion is a gift that will serve you well in anything you put your mind to. Good luck!

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Julia’s Answer

Non profit work such as political advocacy or issue oriented. I used to work in Washington DC, and there are plenty of internships and entry level jobs to get you started. Also, I would recommend you join LinkedIn to begin networking with those with similar interests.

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Kara’s Answer

In addition to what others have mentioned, above, I wouldn't rule out careers where you would need to be persuasive in-person (such as any management/business professional careers). By being able to be persuasive in writing, you've already mastered the most difficult part of persuasion: understanding your audience and targeting your message to their key interests. Being able to translate that into speaking is a learnable skill!

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Emmaline’s Answer

Hi Faith!

A few job types that are writing-heavy (and also viable career options!)
- Journalism
- Marketing
- Public relations
- Blogging
- Editing
- Research (in politics, social sciences, environmental issues, and much more)
- Law

You can explore these and see which one fits best with you :)

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Tamasyn’s Answer

I would also add copywriter. Writing content for websites especially, something such as animal welfare or social issues you find worthwhile and are passionate about as these require passion and a strong voice as well as fulfilling a real need in society.


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Danita A.’s Answer

An opinionated person with a flare for persuasion could advocate on matters of importance like public policy, healthcare, etc. Consider a career in communications, marketing, nonprofit, government or law. Become a speech writer, copy writer (sales), research writer, legal editor, investigative reporter, op ed writer, etc.

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