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by Tag and Catherine Goulet

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7 Careers for People Who
Love to Give Advice
Published with permission from FabJob.

One of the many things moms are famous for is giving advice. If you're spending time with family, you may have the chance to hear or give some motherly advice yourself.

If advice-giving is something you enjoy, this article describes seven fabulous careers that will give you the chance to get paid to do what you love.

In honor of the best advice-givers in the world, we have also included some quotes from moms throughout this article. (See how many of the quotes sound familiar to you!)

Business Consultant

"I just want what's best for you."

As a business consultant you will get paid to give advice to business owners and executives. Business consultants meet with clients in companies and other organizations to identify business problems, then gather information and recommend solutions.

Some business consultants focus on a particular industry such as health care, while others specialize in areas such as marketing, human resources, technology, or small business.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 28% of consultants do not have a degree, but you do need business-savvy and experience in the area you are consulting in.

For advice on how to get started in a career in business consulting check out the FabJob Guide to Become a Business Consultant.

Etiquette Consultant

"If you don't have anything nice to say,
don't say anything at all."

If you would like to share your love of good manners with others, consider a career as an etiquette consultant.

Etiquette consultants give advice in one or more areas such as business etiquette, children's etiquette, dining etiquette, international protocol, social etiquette, or wedding etiquette.

As an etiquette consultant you can offer individual consultations or group training programs on topics such as telephone skills for customer service staff. You can get paid to say "mind your manners" and "don't talk with your mouth full."

For advice on how to get started in a career in etiquette  consulting check out the FabJob Guide to Become an Etiquette Consultant.

Financial Planners

"Money does not grow on trees."

As a financial planner you will help people manage and maximize their money. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, financial planners use their knowledge of investments, tax laws, and insurance to recommend financial options to individuals.

After meeting with clients, financial planners select appropriate investments compatible with the client's goals, attitude toward risk, and expectation or need for a return on the investment.

While most planners offer advice on a range of financial topics, some specialize in areas such as retirement and estate planning.

Image Consultant

"Always wear clean underwear
in case you get into an accident."

Image is the way other people see us. As an image consultant, you can give people advice that will help them achieve what they want whether it is to get a new job, to make a good impression, or simply to feel good about themselves.

You might get paid to give people feedback about their overall image (also known as makeover consulting) or you might advise them on how to improve specific aspects of their image such as wardrobe, makeup, or vocal and non-verbal communications.

For advice on how to get started in a career in image  consulting check out the FabJob Guide to Become an Image Consultant.

Life Coach

"Eat your vegetables, so you'll
grow up big and strong."

Life coaches help people to achieve success in their careers, relationships and life. As a life coach you will help people identify what is holding them back from having everything they want in business or life, and coach them to overcome those challenges.

People use life coaches for the same reason that they use sports coaches: they want someone to work with them, to encourage them, to push them.

AAs a life coach, your job is to listen, to ask questions, and to give honest feedback. (It sounds a lot like the job done by many moms!)

For advice on how to get started in a career in life coaching check out the FabJob Guide to Become a Life Coach.

Motivational Speaker

"What if everyone jumped off a cliff?
Would you do it, too?"

As a motivational speaker you could inspire students to stay in school, say no to drugs, become leaders, and prepare for life after graduation. (In other words, you'd reinforce the great advice their moms have given!)

You can also give advice to adults and inspire them to follow their dreams and achieve their goals.

You could help people to succeed in business, improve their relationships, develop a positive attitude, become healthy, achieve financial prosperity, and have more fun in life.

For advice on how to get started in a career in motivational speaking check out the FabJob Guide to Become a Motivational Speaker.

Professional Writer

"Why? Because I say so."

It's not only advice columnists who influence people with their writing. Many types of writing careers allow you to earn a paycheck in return for telling people what you think they should do.

For example, advertising copywriters try to influence people to buy their clients' products, while critics tell people what they should (and should not) spend their entertainment dollars on.

Technical writers write the manuals that advise people, step-by-step, how to use anything from computer software to cars to kitchen appliances.

Even fiction writers can give advice, weaving moral lessons into their stories, and showing readers it is much wiser to act like the hero than the villain.

For advice on how to get started in a career in professional writing check out the FabJob Guide to Become a Published Writer.

So if you have a talent for giving advice, consider a career where you'll get paid to tell people what to do. Mom would be proud.

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Tag and Catherine Goulet are founders of and authors of the book Dream Careers: How to Quickly Break into a Fab Job! Visit FabJob to discover how to break into the career of your dreams.

by Tag and Catherine Goulet:
Sisters Tag and Catherine Goulet are the Dream Career Experts. In 1999 they founded, a publisher of guides on how to break into a dream career, which has been visited by 50 million people. They have been featured giving career advice in media from ABC to and Woman's Day to the Wall Street Journal online, and their career advice appears frequently on the career pages at and They are authors of the book Dream Careers: How to Quickly Break into a Fab Job! Visit to discover how to break into a dream career.

Discover Your Dream Career and How to Quickly Break In! is featured in Woman's World Magazine ("Land Your Dream Job" article, April 2007).

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