What jobs are good for women who are shy & introverted, but have a bubbly personality?
I am about to graduate with a finance major and I am trying to figure out what avenue to go when finding my first job. I am shy and introverted, so that can affect my job choices. Some examples: my communication skills are getting better, but sometimes I will stutter a lot- that does not mean I'm not intelligent, its just part of being introverted. I prefer to work alone, around small groups, or one on one (I actually would like a desk job or a cubicle job). I am happy not having the "weight of the world" on my shoulders at a job (ie being a manager) but I do take my responsibilities seriously. I love to help others. I don't like to pester people ( cold calling) or try to "trick" them into buying something they do not need. I want to work for an ethical company that treats its employees with respect. I prefer not to job hop (I've kept my job for over seven years). I have thought about retail (sears, jc penney, home depot, lowes), receptionist, or secretary. My only complaint about those is the pay is bad (<$10/hr.) Since I will have a BA in Finance, I should be getting paid at least $12-15 if not more (commissions make me very nervous though). I enjoy planning things and love the little things in life. I'm a great listener and I prefer to think before I speak. I am intelligent (3.25 GPA & 127 IQ) A job that does training would be great. I would like to do something in the Finance field, but most of that is commissions and there are not a lot of entry level positions. I love learning new things, although at first a might take me a little longer than others because I want to know the topic well. I do have 5 years of management experience. Working at a university is a good option for me too. I don't like being in the spot light, but I don't have to be completely invisible either. Based on the criteria above (good and bad- some personality traits cannot be changed- I've tried), what kind of jobs should I apply for? PS- I've been contacted by several insurance companies, but people who know me best don't see me as a salesperson. Thank you! Please do not reply to my questions if you are not being serious or trying to get me to go to your webpage. It's rude and disrespectful.
Asked By: Fincgrad - 10/16/2008
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If you are good with numbers you might think about being a financial consultant, CPA, or tax consultant.
Answered By: pearlene29 - 10/16/2008
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Answered By: Ho Chi Min - 10/16/2008
A hat-check person at a fancy restaurant.
Answered By: Oswald Cobblepot - 10/16/2008
You definitely don't come across as a salesperson. You can't be shy and introverted and make a living selling things, that's for sure. You sould like a CPA to me. But you need an accounting degree or an accounting major AND you need to pass the CPA exam (which, I've heard, is about as hard as the law exam).
Answered By: Tomk - 10/16/2008
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