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Monday, November 14, 2011

Jobs for people who love to talk

By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder

"If you're a talker, picking a job where you spend your days quietly behind a computer can make you absolutely miserable. Just imagine Kelly Ripa or Katie Couric crunching numbers in a cubicle. Talkers don't need to be constantly engaged in conversation. However, having a social aspect to their roles will make them more successful, because it taps into their natural talents. Choosing the right job is key, and it's important to understand the social attributes of a position before you start. If you love to talk, here are 10 jobs to consider:

Whether you're an account executive or work for a marketing agency, your people skills are often on display. Most marketers need to convey a convincing pitch -- whether within the company or to outside vendors -- and use their talking skills to cement existing relationships and build new ones.
News anchor or reporter

Great speaking skills are a large part of news anchors' and reporters' jobs, because they need to be able to relate to their audience. Those eager to gather and disseminate the news via television, online sites or newspapers can build careers by being successful speakers.

It's well known that those in sales love to talk. And there's a reason for that: Sales people must develop trusting relationships with customers before
n for the pitch and getting them to make purchases. Even after a sale, staying upbeat is a huge part of the job, so non-talkers need not apply.
No matter what age you teach, your speaking skills are crucial to being a successful mentor and inspiring your students. Teachers are some of the best communicators around and spend a large part of their job talking for theimpressive speaking skills. Not only do social workers need to speak to clients, but they also need to provide explanations for how to deal with troubling relationships, diseases or even psychological issues.
While the act of becoming an entrepreneur doesn't necessarily require speaking skills, being able to sell your business to those around you is key. When launching a business, it's important that entrepreneurs can clearly convey their new venture to others.
Actor, producer or director

Most occupations in the drama field use speech to convey ideas and draw out the viewer's emotions, so if you're a talker this could be your dream job. Most great actors, producers and directors understand the effect their speech can have on the production and how to use it to their advantage.
Interior designer

If you love combining your artistic flair with talking, interior designing may be a perfect career opportunity. Some designers are hired on a contract basis to bring an aesthetic to a specific indoor space, while others work as part of large corporations or design firms. Designers work on anything from private homes to hotels and offices, so communication skills are a must."

And in addition to these I can think of two more--(1)A politician of any party or nation.-- (2) a member of the clergy of any faith. ;-) But seriously, as bad as unemployment can be, I know I have been there, being in the wrong job can be just as bad( I know I have been here too. What can I say; I am 50 years old, there are very few places where I have not been one time or an other). Which is why finding the right field is important, this is not me, since I am not one who does very much talking, but if by chance there is someone who reads this, that this can help. This is why I am passing it on.