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What's a job that fits this description?

I want a job where I can talk to people whether in front of a crowd or just to one on one. I want something that I can help people. But I also want something that I would be able to live off of the money. If possible a job where I could travel the world. Is there anything like that?
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Lindsey’s Answer

Hi Rebecca,
Great question. I work in the nonprofit space (here, CareerVillage.org!) currently in fundraising and it checks all of the boxes you mentioned. #nonprofits More generally, I'd recommend looking into business development roles to see if they sound appealing. In biz dev, more often than not, you'd travel and interact with tons of people (colleagues, clients, leads/potential customers, etc.) about topics that you're passionate about. #business-development

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Darlene’s Answer

Hi Rebecca,
You should consider learning & development positions (sometimes called 'training') in companies. You sometimes train a few people and other times speak to larger crowds. You are always helping people learn the skills needed to do their jobs. These positions are often found in Human Resources departments.

When trying to decide what you'd like to do, I always recommend that people spend some time reading job ads. Cut and paste the parts that sound truly fun or fulfilling to you. As you put all of the pieces together, you'll begin to see a pattern of what you would really enjoy.

Best of luck to you!

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Melida’s Answer

In the financial world, I believe that International Banking would be great. It would allow you to help customers on a very personalized relationships as well as working with major companies. Financial jobs are always in need.
Best of luck to you.
Melida Alaniz

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Samantha’s Answer

Something in hospitality sounds like something that you would be great at! Or a job in communication! Being able to talk to people is something that a lot of people struggle with. There are jobs in so many different fields that involve communication, great pay and even some travel!

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Janani’s Answer

Dear Rebecca,
Have you thought of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management? The options to work are pretty vast. You get to talk to people and help them (in a hospitality standpoint). Another idea is a translator, you can work for organizations which need translators to travel the world with diplomats etc. Good luck!

Janani

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Tiffany’s Answer

Hi girl, I'd encourage to worry a little less about "being able to live off of it," because I've learned through years of working that you must first do what you enjoy, what makes you happy and the money will follow. It doesn't work the other way around, you may be miserable, you may end up questioning your decision.

As for what type of job you'd be fit for, you can take the Myers Briggs test and assess your personality first. They will recommend you a list of careers that are fit for you. You already specified though that you enjoy traveling the world, helping people and speaking to people. Sounds to me you could be a public advocate, perhaps work for a nonprofit that allows you to travel to places to talk to people, advocate about certain issues.

Consider - PEACE CORP, UNICEF, etc.

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Kim’s Answer

To what extent do you want to be helping people? The first thing that came to mind was activities director on a cruise ship. Yes, I grew up watching the Love Boat. But, it is a way to get to travel. You will be helping others by making sure they have a good vacation. There are many different positions on a cruise ship. It's worth looking into! I think the Disney ship would be awesome!

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Hope’s Answer

You might want to consider a career in corporate sales. Corporate sales representatives sell products or services to other businesses. You would have the opportunity to speak with individuals or small groups of decision makers, and explain what your product or service is and how it will help them. If you are outgoing and enjoy meeting new people , this could be an ideal job for you. You will usually earn commissions - which are a small percentage of the price of the goods or services that may be paid to you in the future as a "reward" for making a sale - which may eventually give you the financial independence you are looking for. The more sales you make, the more you will earn.

You will probably be working as a sales assistant as part of a larger team as you learn for some time, and depending on what you are selling you may need to be licensed. For example, financial services sales brokers (those who sell investment products for retirement, etc,) have to follow strict licensing requirements but they also have the potential for high earnings.

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Tracy’s Answer

A corporate trainer would be an ideal position for you. Teaching people would require helping them to learn something in depth, being available to answer their questions and speaking in front of crowds/rooms of people.
Acting is also a career choice. Read K. Callan's The New York Agent Book. https://www.amazon.com/New-York-Agent-Book-Career/dp/1878355228
It has practical information on how to pursue a career as an actor. Not only would you be available for Public Service Announcements, but through acting many people find a way to give back by helping to tell the stories of people who have struggled.
Good Luck!

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