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Old 07-23-2015, 04:34 PM   #1
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Just graduated (History degree) so now, naturally, looking for work.

Anyone got any top tips of the do's and don'ts, suggestions, ideas, philosphical ramblings?

Doesn't have to be graduate advice, anything will do




inb4 someone says 'librarian'
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Old 07-23-2015, 04:38 PM   #2
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Maybe national archives department? Sounds like Indiana Jones mixed with Bond mixed with librarian
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TT, can you tell me why you chose History as a subject?
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advice - specialize, follow through with your education, spend one or two more years with smth that might get you a job that you would actually half enjoy doing, instead of anything that pays the rent.

Boy, history....well, there should be economical masters available even for historians i can imagine, so that would be my advice - masters in either - HR (very promising category btw), PR, maybe international economics, marketing..smth like that.

Of course, if you're looking for a job now, there also must be a reason, otherwise it seems quite the obvious advice i'm throwing out, but even then - part time flipping burgers or whatever and masters. I think it's an absolute must.

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Any form of Museum or National Archive for basically anything having history prefix- > to archive , as tour guide, assistant.

Does not matter if said place is not your branch , you can specialize on a go.
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Don't do anything to do with History. Don't even think of yourself as having studied History. Just think of yourself as someone with a non-vocational bachelors degree from a pretty well respected university (I think you said York?).

If you want money soon, look at the local Sainsburys and Wetherspoons branches as you can apply for these online. If you want something more, find some volunteering to do in the meantime so you are active whilst researching careers (perhaps through the medium of your department's careers consultant).
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Don't do anything to do with History. Don't even think of yourself as having studied History. Just think of yourself as someone with a non-vocational bachelors degree from a pretty well respected university (I think you said York?).

If you want money soon, look at the local Sainsburys and Wetherspoons branches as you can apply for these online. If you want something more, find some volunteering to do in the meantime so you are active whilst researching careers (perhaps through the medium of your department's careers consultant).
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You are just jinxing already cursed Murray. Hehe.
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Maybe national archives department? Sounds like Indiana Jones mixed with Bond mixed with librarian
I've been to national archives, trust me they're about as Indian Jones as a cup of tea with mother!

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TT, can you tell me why you chose History as a subject?
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advice - specialize, follow through with your education, spend one or two more years with smth that might get you a job that you would actually half enjoy doing, instead of anything that pays the rent.

Boy, history....well, there should be economical masters available even for historians i can imagine, so that would be my advice - masters in either - HR (very promising category btw), PR, maybe international economics, marketing..smth like that.

Of course, if you're looking for a job now, there also must be a reason, otherwise it seems quite the obvious advice i'm throwing out, but even then - part time flipping burgers or whatever and masters. I think it's an absolute must.

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Couldn't stomach another year, thought about going to NZ and the Uni of Auckland to do a Masters in Economics and buisness but cost was too much (I'm a NZ dual citizen and yes, if I had gone I would've had to try and meet slade ) and in the UK masters is 9k iirc but yes I agree with your advice to anyone who is interested in persuing the course futher

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Don't do anything to do with History. Don't even think of yourself as having studied History. Just think of yourself as someone with a non-vocational bachelors degree from a pretty well respected university (I think you said York?).

If you want money soon, look at the local Sainsburys and Wetherspoons branches as you can apply for these online. If you want something more, find some volunteering to do in the meantime so you are active whilst researching careers (perhaps through the medium of your department's careers consultant).
don't worry yeah, its York, sadly we've been slipping down the league tables since I joined while history has been rocketing in the opposite direction, but ho hum thats life, anything history related is a trap for sure, unless you want to be a teacher (i suspect I would beat one of the kids and be taken to court

Certainly something to fill the time is a good idea though
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I graduated with a degree in history last year

The only question is what do you want to do with yourself. Do you want to work in government? Archives? History teacher? Museum? Something along these lines? Shouldn't be too difficult to get at least your foot in the door there.

Unless you want something else, in which case the answer is much more complicated
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PhD in American History and become a professor.
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McDonalds, pizza boy, gigolo or dole. If you're lucky, nepotism might get you a decent job. If not, form your own version of Trevor Philips Industries.

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You're fucked. If History degree is all you got, life is not worth living. Bagging groceries or gay porn is pretty much all you can do.
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