Finding a job generally presupposes that you know what you want to do in life. But, what if you don’t? What if there is no career path that interests you in the slightest?
If that’s the case, you may want to try a job that puts you in the public eye. A position as a Concierge would be a good start. For those of you who aren’t sure just what this means, it is a word that has come to us from the French language. Originally it referred to someone who lived in an apartment building and took care of the residents: handling the mail, acting as a janitor or keeping an eye on everyone who entered and left the premises.
It has since passed into the English language and refers to someone who is has knowledge about a variety of different things. For instances, hotels hire ‘concierges’ to provide information of all kinds to their guests.
Want to know the best Italian restaurant in a 15 mile radius? Looking for a great toy store? Trying to decide what show to see or where the closest mall is? All you need to do is phone the front desk and ask for the Concierge. You’ll find that he or she can provide you with an astonishing amount of information.
How does this relate to you and your career? Well, if you could land a job of this sort you would be called upon to interact with a vast number of people and in so doing would be in an excellent position to be noticed by someone who may just have a better job for you.
As jobs go, being helpful to others isn’t a bad way to make your living. It certainly beats working at a car wash, supermarket or fast food establishment where you have precious little to contribute to your customers.
If you can manage it, try for a position with an upscale hotel where the clientele will have more significant financial means and the resources to go with them. Even if you have to start as a desk clerk and work your way up, the contacts you stand to make as a Concierge could change your life.