If you’re in your twenties, you should be excited and challenged at work! Your twenties are a time to learn new things, be challenged and feel excited in your day-to-day. It’s so easy to get caught up in a stuffy cubicle (the worst)! I’m sharing the coolest list of jobs for 20 somethings so you can brainstorm an exciting career, that actually makes you want to get out of bed in the morning. Who knew that was possible?!
In college, I had no idea how many jobs there were in the world! I never knew it was possible to get your dream job and full time. This list of jobs for people in their 20s should actually make you excited about getting work. Whoever thought that was possible?! I can’t wait for you to get started.
Cool Jobs For 20 Somethings If You Are Trying To Figure Out What To Do With Your Life
Jobs At Fast Paced StartUps
Living in Silicon Valley, I know there are so many entry-level jobs at growing startups! I’ve actually worked at a few, and it’s an amazing experience.
Working at a big corporation won’t give you access to the people at the top to learn from. At a startup, you’ll be required to wear more hats, be a bigger part of the team, and see more aspects of the business. This is great for people in their twenties that might want to be an entrepreneur one day.
If you want to work at a startup, there are a few places you’ll want to check, including LinkedIn and Angel’s List. My one tip: make sure to check out any company on Crunchbase before joining. Startups all have the dream of making it big, while not everyone does – so you truly want to make sure that you are joining one with a great trajectory. If a company is on that path, there will likely be press about it, so make sure to do your research!
Personal Assistant To a Celebrity (Or Your Future Dream Job!)
Being a personal assistant is one of the best ways to learn (and eventually move into) your dream job. You can be a personal assistant to a celebrity, influencer, blogger or personal chef. This is an amazing way to learn a ton about your dream job’s day-to-day! Depending on who you’re working with, you might also get amazing exposure to things like red carpets.
This job requires a ton of organization and a flexible schedule. When you are a personal assistant, you are not just working for yourself – you are working solely for someone else. If you do well, this is an amazing way to create a long-term career in an industry. Just know that you can’t be a personal assistant for a month and get a job, it’s definitely going to take time!
Being a flight attendant is an awesome way to see the world. If you like to travel, this is the job for you! Being in your twenties often means you have no commitments back home. You might not have a family or a significant other yet – which means you can travel anywhere on the fly.
I have heard that it takes a while to climb up the ladder in the aviation world. At first, you may not be flying the exact routes you want to fly! I always hear flight attendants get a night or two in an amazing place while waiting for your next flight to leave!
Account Executive in Sales
If you have a Bachelor’s degree and love people, sales might be a great path for you! The sales career path is one that requires hard work and a huge hustle. If you are committed – you can end up making a lot of money at a really young age. Every company has a sales department, and it just varies by the company on what you’ll do.
Some require travel, some require cold calling, but all require you to be bold and numbers oriented. Sales is an amazing job for twenty-somethings because it allows you to do well for yourself at a young age while working your way up a corporate ladder.
If you’re looking for a sales job, first decide what you want to sell. A physical product, software, or ads are just a few of your options! Then look for roles like Sales Coordinator and Sales Development representative – those are all entry-level points you can get started in!
Media or Marketing Coordinator
If you love being creative and understanding businesses, media or marketing might be a great fit for you. Media and marketing jobs are filled with young professionals who are creative and business savvy. Every company has a media and marketing department to promote their company. Often the jobs are totally available to those with just a few years of experience. In a media or marketing job, you’ll be focusing on company promotion, bringing in business (whether it’s leads or sales!), all at a healthy cost for the company.
I love marketing because it allows you to truly be creative while flexing your analytical and business skills. If your looking for an entry evel marketing job, look for “marketing coordinator” or “media planner” roles.
Social Media Manager
If you love social media (who doesn’t love Instagram!?), you may want to consider a social media manager or community manager job! A social media or community manager is in charge of growing a company’s fanbase through the internet. Whether it’s planning posts, creating content or interacting with customers, a social media manager job is a great way to get a ton of experience and potentially make a ton of impact for a company.
It’s no secret that social media is a thing of the future and is not going away – if I had a guess, truly great community manager’s that can grow a tribe will be in high demand as this becomes more and more important for companies. And honestly, for anyone who grew up with social media, this is the perfect job for millennials!
If you love going to concerts and listening to music, getting a job in the music industry may be for you. There are tons of jobs (and free music perks) at companies like Spotify, Pandora and the major festivals (like Coachella!), but you can also work directly with artists. There are so many representation companies or producing companies where you are really able to learn the ins and outs of the music industry.
Web or Software Developer
For those that are great with computers and anything tech, being a developer is a high demand field that pays extremely well! Every company usually needs a software and web developer and good ones are hard to find. If you’ve never developed before, no worries – you can easily take a class nearby your hometown and learn the skills you need to know.
I’ve heard when starting out in the development field you want to start at a smaller company. Once you’ve proved yourself and gotten real-world experience – you can find an amazing job at a bigger company (if that’s what you want)!
Public Relations Specialist
PR jobs focus on promoting and maintaining the image of a company. In a public relations job, you might be sending press releases to news outlets, or putting out fires on Twitter.
This is a great industry for young people for a few reasons. There’s a ton of opportunity for someone with less experience, you have the opportunity to learn skills you’ll need for the rest of your career.
If you’re looking for PR jobs, look under the titles like PR specialist, PR associate or PR manager and you should be able to find something there. Don’t forget to submit a cover letter when applying for these jobs – you’ll be writing a lot so the company will want to see your skills shine!
Customer Success Manager
Most startups have a newer type of job called a Customer Success Manager! Any company that deals with customers (and high volumes of them) likely have someone in charge of ensuring everyone has a great experience. From coming up with customer processes to writing back if someone is unhappy, this is a great paying job and also allows work-life balance.
If your interested in pursuing a career in the world of health care, or looking for a career path of helping people, medical may be the place for you! Dental Hygienists actually do a ton of work (think about who cleans your teeth!) and is a great way to get experience in this field. That being said, I am personally so squeamish so I’m not sure I could do this job!
If Your Ready To Apply For a Job… Here Are a List Of Job Tips for 20 Somethings
- 1. Create an amazing resume: When applying to any job, you want to cater your resume to the job description itself. Follow these tips to learn how to create an amazing resume, and I’ve included the resume template that I personally use when applying for jobs!
- 2. Reach out directly to your future place of work: This is my SECRET SAUCE for getting a new job! Essentially it requires reaching out to your future company. I’ve included the email templates I use as well!
- 3. Ace your job interview: You have to be ready to crush your job interview so a company will know how amazing you are!
- Voila! Good luck job hunting – you will ace the process.