I can’t find a job. What can I study in grad school?
I’ve tried for over 3 years to get a job. Everything rejects me and I’m getting aggravated. I’m 26 years old and I have a degree in English Lit. I don’t have any credentials. Obviously people see my English Lit degree and completely disregard me. I guess I need grad school. My generous grandparents offered to pay for grad school for me. What should I study? I am not good at mathematics and computer stuff. My only skill is that I am a good writer.
- robertoLv 68 months agoFavourite answer
trades pay well,, colls & unis jobs are a flooded market,
forthought on what occupations are consistently hiring would have helped
- GypsyfishLv 78 months ago
Nonsense. English majors have been hired at a faster rate over the past 10 years than engineering majors because companies value good communication skills. Either you're applying for the wrong jobs, or you don't interview well. If you're going to go to grad school, find a technical writing program. Technical writers are in demand, and the salaries are good.
- DCM5150Lv 78 months ago
So there are 2 scenarios here and you can let us know which it is
1) You only want to get a specific type of job and you are not flexible enough to actually take a job where you might eventually be able to do something you like
2) You are one of the only people on the planet that can't get hired by Starbucks or McDonalds
- PearlLv 78 months ago
maybe you could write books if youre a good writer
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- JohnLv 68 months ago
If you do decide to switch to a different field, be sure to decide what you want to do for a living first. Do not start studying something, and then later try to find out what you can do with that major.
That being said, have you attempted to use your degree in a career? My sister majored in English. After graduating, she found a job as an associate editor with a publishing firm in NY, did some ghost writing, and is now self-employed as a literary agent (authors have agents, just like actors or athletes). The bottom line is that, with a career path in mind, English is not a useless major.
You can also consider getting a teaching certificate, or applying for civil service positions. Many career civil service jobs ask only for a 4 year degree in any subject.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Maybe you should have gotten a useful degree.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Study how to install showerstalls
- .Lv 78 months ago
You could apply to law school. But unless your undergraduate GPA is well above a 3.0, you won't be accepted to most any grad or professional school.