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Life After...Languages and Literature
A practical guide to life after your degree

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ISBN 9780415375931
Published November 1, 2006 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Thousands of students graduate from university each year. The lucky few have the rest of their lives mapped out in perfect detail - but for most things are not nearly so simple. Armed with your hard-earned degree the possibilities and career paths lying before you are limitless, and the number of choices you suddenly have to make can seem bewildering.

Life After a Languages and Literature Degree has been written specifically to help students currently studying, or who have recently graduated, make informed choices about their future. It will be source of invaluable advice and wisdom to graduates on where their degree can take them, covering such topics as:

  • Identifying a career path that interests you – from journalism to interpretation
  • Seeking out an opportunity that matches your skills and aspirations
  • Staying motivated and pursuing your goals
  • Networking and self-promotion
  • Making the transition from scholar to worker

The Life After University series of books are more than simple ‘career guides’. They are unique in taking a holistic approach to career advice – recognising the increasing view that, although a successful working life is vitally important, other factors can be just as essential to happiness and fulfilment. They are the indispensable handbooks for students considering their future direction.

Table of Contents

Preface  1. Decisions, decisions...  2. Creating your Career  3. Next Steps to Achieving Your Goals  4. Connecting with your Network  5. Hunting out opportunities  6. Proving yourself 7. Promoting Yourself  8. What’s Stopping You?  9. Moving on…Your future  10. Here’s to Life!  Further Reading  Useful Addresses  Index

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