There be a Founders bulletin marked this the 22nd of September, and O, I have naught to contribute! Perhaps in the following cycle.
Why did Erikur choose his career? You mean as an acquisitions specialist, of course? His teachers were actually quite surprised at this. After all, he received an Outstanding in his Potions and Herbology N.E.W.T.s, and did quite well in most of his other courses. Surely he was destined for something more? Oh, his professors did try to give some focus to Erikur's life, as he did have quite the reputation as a trouble-maker, bright as he was.
But then, Erikur has always been attracted to shiny things, and much as he smooth-talked his way out of many a detention, he has translated that skill into smooth-talking his way into reposessing a number of valuable artifacts. In fact, it seems that half the fun for Erikur is the charismatic power he has over people, as the prizes he acquires more often than not are simply sent off to Amoud and other buyers.
As for a different career, what other profession could he possibly follow that could involve such verbal charming without such responsibility-laden positions as politics and leadership?
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.