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How can I find a good job for an introvert?

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Last Updated: 12/08/2020 at 3:57am
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November 30th, 2014 7:54pm
As an introvert myself I don't always enjoy having to do the "people" stuff of my job, but because that's the most challenging aspect of my job it's also the most rewarding - it keeps me from getting bored at my job because without all the people stuff I would just be sitting at my desk all day doing paperwork, and although that sounds great, it's easily mastered, for me at least, and that leads to me getting bored very quickly. So if you're introverted like me consider that you might find a good job where you never have to interact with anyone but it might not challenge you and help you learn and grow, which to me is more fun that avoiding people all day.
September 16th, 2014 5:40am
Search for jobs that have descriptions of duties that involve lots of individual work and areas which match with the individuals strengths. Introverts often work well in helping professions, jobs where they interact with one individual at a time, rather than many people at a time, and jobs where they feel they are needed.
December 8th, 2014 3:21am
Tech support, phone work, and overnight jobs are great for introverts, as are writing, software and web development.
December 18th, 2014 3:36am
OOH work (for example in IT) is perfect. In my job I rarely have to interact with anyone face to face and I get to work away at problems I like all night / evening long!
October 20th, 2014 5:47am
Well if a person hates socializing or just isn't that good at it, perhaps a job where he or she don't have to socialize with people face to face might work out. Working from home would be their best bet :)
November 10th, 2014 12:11pm
There are a host of career options for introverts in the current job market. For example, jobs related to IT can easily be handled by introverts and they have been successful. Just choose where you might fit and it certainly won't be hard finding a good job.
November 18th, 2014 2:17am
You can find a job that suits an introvert by speaking to a career counselor or job shadowing and interning to see what you like and not like in different work environments.
August 31st, 2015 8:34pm
Being extrovert is not needed for a lot of areas that you can build your career into. Introvert people usually has their own uniques talents and skills, which you should focus instead of worrying too much about often not being able to do social interactions.
November 27th, 2015 1:28am
Perhaps you could work behind the scenes? IT Work, creative industries, research work, science and history are all great areas for introverts. You could even find work online.
December 7th, 2015 2:34am
There's a book called Quiet, it's all about introverts and how they make good emplyees. It might have some hints in there
May 29th, 2017 6:20pm
Though I doubt it that an introvert exists in true reality. Everyone is somewhat an introvert and an extrovert. One can be dominating than the other. But should it really mean to define that as an introvert person. In life being both is equally important. Today sadly we live in a world where maximizing profit is the sole concern for all. For this reason we tend to tilt on one side more than the other. So,for an introvert I suggest him or her to step out there and find a job that exemplifies his/her qualities as an introvert. e.g he/she needs to go up on a stage and declare that I am socially and academically tagged as an introvert. Today I am here to get you introduced to the life of an introvert who thinks life is okay in fact more than okay, in fact swell for him/her. There is no such thing that we humans can't do if we have the ability to do it. I bet there are introverts who traveled the farthest, climbed the highest, strove through the hardest, survived the driest. There are introvert astronauts who has gone beyond the planets either by rockets or by telescopes, the introvert children in my classes went far beyond in imagination than their parents being very little. So, don't find a good job for them but create an atmosphere in the world where you won't have to find them anything. The right thing will automatically happen to them like the times of the ancient past. There are such times you know. You should! You ought to.
July 24th, 2018 12:57am
The tech industry is your best friend. Really any trade skill, carpentry, electrical, information technology, welding. These all afford flexibility for introverts. I'd check out for a few ideas of open work that you could do over the internet.
December 8th, 2020 3:57am
Wow that is so nice of you to want to do that. Are you the introvert or is it an individual you know. Either way, I answered my own question there. Introverted people really avoid social type of events an environments. In the working field it makes it hard to do this because most jobs require employees to deal with customers, clients, patients, etc.. If you could do some research in finding someone to direct that route then maybe you would be headed in the right direction and you go from there. Now this sounds like I'm directing traffic but either way, someone directing traffic out in the public wouldn't necessarily be an introvert. Do some research if you are very interested and dedicated to finding help for the person you mention.