5 Great Entry Level Jobs for Introverts
Oct 10, 2020
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You might be thinking. Entry level jobs for introverts? Ain’t nobody got time for that.. What about my dream career, huh? Well.. You’re right.
As introverts we often aspire for the romantic careers in the arts, like being an Author or Artist. Or we lean towards the more logical counterpart like becoming a Software programmer.
Whatever our introverted hearts desire the most, our perfectionistic minds demand we start off in those amazing careers. Anything else means we’ve basically failed life.
Sounds, a little dramatic right? Truth is almost none of us start off our first day after graduating college in our own downtown New York art gallery.
Or publishing that instant classic novel to be indulged in by all future generations to come. Why? Because we are young, dumb and broke, that’s why.
Ooh and we are introverts as well, remember?
Now do you see the problem here? Not only do we need money, we also need our delicate introvert needs met by making that money in a not too stimulating environment (in this day and age? Good luck..).
Yes, a common struggle for us introverts. If job hopping was a kingdom, I would be its king for sure.
In that process of many years I have learned that my dream is to work for myself one day. Nothing too wild right?
But, until that day.. an introvert has got to eat.. Chances are this is the same for you.
That’s why I have compiled a list of 5 great entry level jobs for introverts. May it be of help to you on your own career path as an introvert heading towards that dream!
1. Store Clerk
One of the great part time jobs for introverts is being a Store Clerk. Yes, you will be interacting with customers for most of the day, but here’s a secret.
Find a type of store that is aligned with your own quirky interests. Are you deeply into literature?
Go work at an interesting book store in your city. If it’s music that’s your passion then start working at a record shop.
This works because those moments that you do have to interact with customers, you can talk about your favourite topic.
Even though as introverts we are mostly reserved or modest, this allows you to shine by showing off all that knowledge you have gathered about the subject by years of diving deep into the seemingly trivial details.
Expanding your Horizon: People Skills & Curiousity
This brings tremendous value to the store and enhances the customers’ experience. It is also one of the best jobs for introverts with anxiety as it helps you develop your people skills.
If that is something you need to work on. This works also for the thing you’re curious about, but have little knowledge of.
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For instance, I have a deep love for Soul, R&B and Hiphop music, but I wanted to expand my musical horizon. That’s why a while back I started working at a renowned record store which had very little of those genres.
Working at the store exposed me to so much beautiful music, I didn’t even now I was into, like House, Electro, Ambient, Brazilian and many more.
Because, my coworkers were all DJ’s I got up to speed of which artists were the best within those genres.
I also met a lot of music lovers in the store, even artists that I admired and I could play which ever record all day long and getting paid for it!
Whatever it is you’re interested in, use your introvert power to take that role of Store Clerk to the next level! Definitely, one of the best jobs for introverts without a degree.
2. Customer Support Agent
Another one of the best entry level jobs for introverts is working as a Customer Support Agent. I can already see the puzzled look on your face.
What?! Hanging on the phone all day with annoying complaining customers?
I understand where you’re coming from, but please hear me out. You’ll have to make sure that it’s a customer service job with very little to no phone calls and all e-mail or chat.
This may sound impossible, but there is a global trend now of more and more companies getting their customer support agents off the phone.
Think about it. In this information age we live in we have practically every answer at our fingertips with Google on our Smartphones.
If you want to know something, you want to know it NOW.
You don’t want to call to this customer service department to wait in a queue for at least 15 minutes just to have your question answered, maybe. Ain’t nobody got time for that..
I’d rather send an e-mail with my question and go on with my day until I get a reply.
Well, what’s great about this development is that companies want to make their websites great resources with information for customers to self serve.
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