Are you a 'people person'? Or do you find that handle a little old-fashioned, a bit of a cliché? Perhaps you'd rather describe yourself as personable, friendly or a great communicator?
What about when it comes to choosing a career? Is this the road you would like to take? Let's face it, we're not all cut out to face a flickering computer screen all day. If you have problem-solving skills, emotional intelligence and are a great listener, then perhaps you might consider a job working with people.
If you're armed with the right degree or diploma - and are ready to think about choosing a career on your chosen path, you might consider one of these best jobs for working with people...
A diploma in Childcare provides the best foundation for a whole range of careers. Working with young people is extremely rewarding. An important factor when choosing a career is the possible progression routes. Childcare/education/mentoring has plentiful opportunities for a future career path. If you love children then this is, obviously, a great choice and can lead to a fulfilling career for life.
Job options for someone with a diploma in Childcare are numerous, and include:
Great problem-solving ability might lead to a career in Counselling. If you're the sort of person who builds trust, solves problems and make others feel relaxed, then perhaps becoming a counsellor is for you. You'll be the sort of person who is happy with working with people from all backgrounds, and all walks of life, and you'll be entirely non-judgmental. Some Counselling roles you could consider are:
Health and Social Care
If you find it easy to interact with different personality types, have a pleasant disposition and is resilient then a career in Health and Social Care could be ideal for an accepting personality. If you’re surer about your future then take a diploma in the more specific courses such as bereavement counselling or dementia care. However, there are many options available to anyone who takes a degree or a diploma in Health and Social Care. These might include:
Coaching is a credible and highly rewarding career. Perhaps you're planning on a managerial role in a career with coaching or mentoring as part of the day-to-day role. On the other hand, a Coaching diploma might lead to a life as a freelance mentor - working with various companies. If you relish responsibility and enjoy the satisfaction of helping someone to develop, and fulfil their potential then coaching might for you.Other roles in coaching are:
To become a psychologist isn’t easy, there’s a lot of study involved. Expect to study a degree, masters and doctorate to become a Psychologist. Our HND in Psychology studies will start you on this path. The career itself is very interesting, being a scientific discipline it means you’ll be analytical, a fact finder, empathetic, patient and an excellent listener. Careers in Psychology include:
Being a manager often means you have to manage a team of people. Good people skills are imperative to getting best from your team. A fair, open, level/headed approach to managing people gets you a long way to having a happy productive team. Some management roles that are particularly human based are:
Human Resource Manager
Customer Service Manager
Perhaps you consider Law to be more conceptual than people skill-related? In reality, you will need to possess thought processing and excellent social and communication skills; negotiation prowess and expertise are both required, too. It's ultimately all about handling people professionally. Family law requires relaying confidence and competence in equal measure.