10 Surprisingly Perfect Jobs for Introverts
Does being around people 24/7 drain your energy? Do you relish your alone time more than anything else? If you answered yes to either of those questions, it’s likely that you’re more of an introvert than an extrovert.
Luckily for you, there are plenty of career opportunities for introverts to shine in the workplace. From internships to senior-level positions, software engineers to contract photographers, we’ve put together an assortment of newly posted jobs that will surely fit your skills and talents.
1. Graphic Designer
BrightRoll, San Francisco
If you enjoy solitude and typically spend your alone time designing beautiful things—whether that’s graphics, logos, or web templates—you are the ideal candidate for BrightRoll’s Graphic Designer position. While great in-person communication skills are recommended, what’s more important for the role is having expertise in visual communications.
2. Data Analyst
Creating an “unhotel” leads to a whole crop of new questions and problems. Like a team of adventurers forging their way into a new continent, onefinestay faces its own terra nova of data on performance and efficiency of its unique new business model. So it’s time to get analytical—and the company needs people like you to dig into the data and do just this.
3. Sales Associate
The Muse, New York
We know you’re wondering how in the world introverts could become good salespeople. Well, The Muse isn’t necessarily looking for some flashy guy who tries way too hard to charm people into buying his products. What’s more important is someone who is skilled in listening to others and has a track record for influencing people, even if it is a little more subtly.
4. Contract Photographer
Attention photophiles: Airbnb is searching for experienced freelance photographers from around the world. If you love to spend time with people but love to spend time with your camera even more, don’t miss this chance to showcase your photography to Airbnb’s 25 million plus active users.
5. Email Marketing Associate
Handy, New York
How do you interact with people if real-world socializing makes you nervous? Easy, you live your social life online. As Handy’s Email Marketing Associate, your responsibilities include integrating email into customer lifecycle marketing and manage daily email communications with users, ultimately sending millions of emails each month.
6. Lead Software Engineer
Grubhub, New York
Group projects are fun, but some of us would much rather work independently. While you’ll have plenty of opportunities to collaborate with product owners as the Lead Software Engineer, you’ll have even more opportunities to work by yourself on projects such as delivering world-class software to Grubhub’s customers.
Her Campus, Boston
Do you feel more recharged by your quality time with Adobe Photoshop than by your quality time with humans? Perfect. Her Campus is looking for a graphic designer with one to two years of experience to create digital and print designs that will be marketed to more than 3.5 million monthly users. Seize this opportunity to join the number one global community for college women.
Bookspan, Multiple Cities
Some introverts, while disliking small talk, love to discuss their favorite topic with people who are equally knowledgeable in that field. Becoming a part of Bookspan’s engineering team will give you plenty of chances to engage in the latter. Because the company’s developers are responsible for their own features and products, they constantly exchange ideas and code in pairs.
9. Business Development Account Manager
Udacity, Silicon Valley
We know that you like people, but prefer to spend time with them in small doses. As Udacity’s Business Development Account Manager, you’ll have a balance of relational and individual assignments. When you’re not leading members of the sales team, you’re expected to individually analyze data and develop enterprise sales functions.
10. Social Media Coordinator
Dormify, New York
Some of us are stressed out by the idea of being active in a group of people, but not by the idea of being active in an online community. If that’s you, then check out the Social Media Coordinator position at Dormify for a chance to become the online voice of the brand. A knack for giving design and style advice is recommended, so definitely let your creativity shine in your application.
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