Career Options that Help You Meet New People Every Day

Contributed post by Samantha Garbett

If you consider yourself a people’s person, chances are that you will need to find a career that allows you to meet new individuals and communicate with them, no matter where they are coming from.

You might not enjoy a 9-5 office job and looking at the four walls. Maybe you would like to see more of the world and increase your knowledge. Below you will find a few career options for extroverts that can be really rewarding.

Travel Guide

If you are an amateur historian and speak different languages, you can become a travel guide to help people discover various places.

The good news that those who are on a vacation are usually much more laid back, so it will be easy to build relationships with them. You can even travel for free if you sign up for a role with national agencies. You will learn new things about places and people every day.

Social Worker

In case you are a problem solver and love helping your friends and family members overcome difficult periods, you can put your skills and experience to good use.

You can find social worker online degrees that can be completed in your own time online, generally under two years. You might choose to work with children or families in your community or offer school counseling for kids from disadvantaged families.  


Those who live and breathe sales can start their own business and buy a franchise or get involved in network marketing.

You can promote the next big thing through networking events and personal connections, and meet people from all walks of life. The good news is that you will be in the driving seat, and set your own hours to suit your family commitments.

Personal Trainer

Fitness gurus who know their protein from their carbs will be able to enroll in a personal trainer course.

You will choose the hours you work, and help people achieve their full potential. Whether you are passionate about nutrition or exercise, want to improve your own health, or learn more about a healthy lifestyle for the sake of your family, you will be able to get a rewarding career in the personal training industry.

HR and Recruitment Professional

Another position that will allow you to connect with people from all walks of life is becoming a recruitment and human resources expert.

Whether you set up your own business or freelance, maybe work for individual clients to help them make the most out of their human resources, you will be able to make a difference in individuals’ lives and companies’ balance sheets, too. You will need good negotiation and communication skills, and an extensive knowledge of various industries.

If you would like to find a rewarding job that will help you meet new people and communicate with them, you have several options, according to your qualifications and interest. Choose wisely and you will no longer dread Monday mornings. After all, a job should not only be about paying the bills.

Photo credits:

Norwegian tour group being led by guide at Temple of Heaven by Daniel Case is licensed by CC2.0
Personal Trainer by Matt Madd is licensed by CC2.0

Jeff Campbell

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