I know this might sound a bit dumb, but I do a lot of planning, calling, and organizing for my group of friends. This may sound like a simple task, but takes a little bit of effort on my part. I know I don't want a career in party planning, but I feel like my ability in getting people together and organizing events may lead me into a career path that I might enjoy. Any ideas?
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I would say that skill set will benefit you in what ever you do I life.
Use it as a strength and develop it.
Decide what type of job you want, then use those skills to maximize your potential.
Although sounds like you have strong leadership traits.
Good for you!
There are many organiztions and companies who need employees like you. Many associations like the American Cancer Society; www.cancer.org, or the American Heart Association; www.heart.org are great companies to put your talents to use and possibly find a great career. There are companies who seek an Event Planner or Project Coordinator which would help you use and expand your knowledge and skill set and help you find a path for rewarding career.
This is a good trait for sales and marketing jobs. Being able to seek out people and organize your activities helps. Frankly being willing to contact many people can be a barrier for some people as they are too shy. Another area to consider is customer relationship management or CRM. This is the planning of the sales process. Take a look at salesforce.com's website for more ideas. Sales operations is managing a list of clients or perspective clients and helping to arrange them for sales people to follow up on leads.
Your description of yourself sounds a lot like myself. I'd regularly organize a dinner for friends and I was always the go-to person for what the group plans were for the night. Little did I know how these skills would help me in my sales career with a major winery. Planning requires a lot of multi-tasking and thinking through multiple options at once. It generally involves good problem solving skills, as well. All of these skills sets are necessary in a sales role, even more so when you get promoted to sales management. If there is a particular product or industry you like, there people whose job it is to sell that product to a store or customer. That person could be you!
Hi. If you are a entrepreneurial type you can make money doing this. Meetup.com is a nice site to organize specific groups and charge attendees. it's all about the attendance numbers. If you can draw big groups to a venue that is interesting enough for attendees to pay to go and you can draw a nice audience, well you can make money. If you want to work for an organization who has a model already, you can learn and make money. Many fundraising organizations need people like you, one I like is WoundedWarriorproject.org
Here's a small idea to get your feet wet. Organize a trip or party (or whatever type of thing you like) and charge a fee that covers the cost and charge a fee per head for your efforts, look into getting special pricing for the product or venue since you are buying the product or filling the venue with a bulk order, this will help your profit margin. Just do it. one event. If one thing happens, it will be that you learn something from it and if you can do what you love, and get paid to learn and perfect your product.......that's not so bad.