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In the Scene

If you work "In the Scene," it means you are in a customer service position.  To do this, you should have good communication skills, decent social skills, and the desire to assist people.  If you work "In the Scene," you will probably have frequent contact with the public (in person or by phone) across the entire work day. This means you would talk to customers at least 5 times per hour.  You will also be required to interact with your co-workers many times (i.e. at least 5 times) per day.

You will probably work near many customers and some co-workers.   This means you might sit or stand next to customers and co-workers. These jobs also require that you manage your anxiety and frustration in appropriate ways because you are working in public.  Even when you feel upset, you have to be able to keep those feelings to yourself.  Customers don’t want to hear about your stress and frustration; they only want you to help them with what they need. 

If you answer "yes" to most of these questions, then you might consider looking for an "In the Scene" customer service job:
  1. Would you enjoy talking to customers on a regular basis?
  2. Do you enjoy helping others?
  3. Would you like to have frequent (i.e. 5 times or more per hour) social contact with others?
  4. Do you like to explain things to people?
  5. Would you prefer to work with people who are constantly coming and going (e.g., customers or other co-workers)?
  6. Could you work with more than 10 people in a room? 
  7. PrintDo you want to teach others new information?
  8. Do you enjoy talking on the phone?

Watch these videos to see people working "In the Scene." Video

What are specific "In the Scene" jobs?
  • Restaurant waiter/waitress
  • Restaurant host/hostess
  • Store cashier
  • Retail sales
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Computer support specialist
  • Librarian
  • Bank teller
  • Home health care worker
  • Bus Driver
  • Tour guide (travel, museum)

*The following jobs might be "In the Scene" jobs if you have to go to customers’ homes to provide support:

  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technician

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