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    (Original post by hatemylife)
    Yes, but what I'd like to do requires a degree. I suppose it's time to start settling for my lot and just do anything, even if I hate it. Thanks
    what do you want to do? But to be quite honest, the obvious answer is '...then get a degree.'

    Not a redbrick one, maybe, but do like a foundatuion course or something? two Bs isn't bad.

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    (Original post by Kareir)
    what do you want to do? But to be quite honest, the obvious answer is '...then get a degree.'

    Not a redbrick one, maybe, but do like a foundatuion course or something? two Bs isn't bad.

    _Kar.
    Well obviously, yes. History. The internship is ideal.

    I've tried looking for foundation courses. I've come to terms with wasting another year of the best part of my life to academia which I hate with a vengeance, but all of the foundation courses are for international students.
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    Maybe do a degree somewhere that's only marginally good, then apply for a masters somewhere? And on the bright side, in the UK degrees are 3 years, in Ireland they're 4. So if you lived here, you'd be in academia for 4 years aaaaaanyway.

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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    Aww, cheer up. You know what, whenever I feel like that, I like to read motivational things, or watch motivational videos, like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT4Fu-XDygw

    Just because things are bleak now doesn't mean they will be forever!
    Nice vid, but they are exceptional people, and I doubt I'm quite in the same category as them. The problem is that it's now the foundations of one's life are laid, and if all goes wrong now, it all goes wrong in the future. I mean, it has gone all wrong, but I'm trying to salvage something.
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    (Original post by Kareir)
    Maybe do a degree somewhere that's only marginally good, then apply for a masters somewhere? And on the bright side, in the UK degrees are 3 years, in Ireland they're 4. So if you lived here, you'd be in academia for 4 years aaaaaanyway.

    _Kar.
    Well that might have to be the case. But all of these said universities don't agree with me with regard to other factors. It just annoys me because I've failed academically but I don't have a social life, either. I've only got one friend left and even then we only speak on facebook. Most people usually have one thing to fall back on or rely on in life but I have none. That's what gets me down the most. That's why my grades are so devastating to me. I've never really been encouraged or achieved, but when I started getting As I felt like I could actually do something with my life. Unfortunately, the As were too little too late and couldn't make up for all of the mistakes I made when I was in that constant state of unhappiness I mentioned earlier in the thread.
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    (Original post by hatemylife)
    Did terribly in my A Levels and only managed two Bs; GCSEs were atrocious with Bs and Cs and the one D.

    I can't find even a simple job atm, is there no hope of ever getting a proper graduate job? Or not necessarily a 'graduate' job, but something that I won't be embarrassed to tell people about?

    I'm too stupid to go to university, thus explaing the 'graduate' ininverted commas.

    I just can't see any options for a future, and when I do I always find out about it too late.
    Just work from the bottom up! My dad left school with no GCSE's or A levels, now he's CCO and VP of Sony television. just work upwards (and hard)!!! Plus your results arent that bad :/
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    (Original post by Morleyyy)
    Just work from the bottom up! My dad left school with no GCSE's or A levels, now he's CCO and VP of Sony television. just work upwards (and hard)!!! Plus your results arent that bad :/
    I know that seems like the most sensible and logical advice, but one can't really just work their way up in what I want to do. You have to have all the formal qualifications.
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    (Original post by hatemylife)
    I know that seems like the most sensible and logical advice, but one can't really just work their way up in what I want to do. You have to have all the formal qualifications.
    What are you after doing? Try doing specialised collage course?
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    (Original post by Morleyyy)
    What are you after doing? Try doing specialised collage course?
    After what? After graduating (wishful thinking) I want to get onto an internship which allows you to work for the organisation (dream organisation!) half the week so earning money, and study for an MA the other half of the week. Once I had done that I could progress onto a full time job there or at a similar one, and only then could one work their way up.
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    You really don't need to get an A+ at degree level to be a success, thats a myth. A+ degrees help intelligent folk find intelligent folk work, you can still surpass them through hard / smart work. Typically your A+ degree superhero has a mind thats quite theoretical, great at remembering mundane theories and facts. If your not like this, your probably lacking in theory and excelling in more creative things. No matter how theoretically stupid you say you are, there really will be something you are talented at.

    I think your biggest problem is self-esteem. You need to get to the stage where you say "I don't have a wall of Diplomas, but I will still achieve X..." Don't let silly things like grades and qualifications get in the way of whatever it is you want to do. People who are successful in work typically have something else at play that drives them to succeed, it isnt just that they got a A+ or a 1st when they were 20, but rather they are / were very motivated. Anyone can become motivated - including you - so dream a little and set some small / medium / long term achievable goals.
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    (Original post by 00unity00)
    You really don't need to get an A+ at degree level to be a success, thats a myth. A+ degrees help intelligent folk find intelligent folk work, you can still surpass them through hard / smart work. Typically your A+ degree superhero has a mind thats quite theoretical, great at remembering mundane theories and facts. If your not like this, your probably lacking in theory and excelling in more creative things. No matter how theoretically stupid you say you are, there really will be something you are talented at.

    I think your biggest problem is self-esteem. You need to get to the stage where you say "I don't have a wall of Diplomas, but I will still achieve X..." Don't let silly things like grades and qualifications get in the way of whatever it is you want to do. People who are successful in work typically have something else at play that drives them to succeed, it isnt just that they got a A+ or a 1st when they were 20, but rather they are / were very motivated. Anyone can become motivated - including you - so dream a little and set some small / medium / long term achievable goals.
    Unfortunately, I don't have that something else. I just don't. That's why this is so crushing to me.
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    (Original post by hatemylife)
    I'm sure you have many redeeming qualities, though, that more than compensate.
    I'm sure you do as well. I know how tough it is in finding a job in the current climate as jobs these days tend to require experience and you simply need to carry on and push yourself because you will find something as long as you don't think it's beneath you.

    I've been in the same situation having graduated from university and trying to find a graduate job and then any job and it took me 3 months of searching and applying for about 6 jobs per day until I finally found something.

    Don't give up and persevere because you will get there in the end!
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    (Original post by IcEmAn911)
    I'm sure you do as well. I know how tough it is in finding a job in the current climate as jobs these days tend to require experience and you simply need to carry on and push yourself because you will find something as long as you don't think it's beneath you.

    I've been in the same situation having graduated from university and trying to find a graduate job and then any job and it took me 3 months of searching and applying for about 6 jobs per day until I finally found something.

    Don't give up and persevere because you will get there in the end!
    Hmmm, certainly doesn't feel that way. Out of interest, which university did you go to?
 
 
 
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