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    I am 30 years old and graduated with a 2.1 in History in 2007. I have since been teaching English abroad, and having arrived back from China a few months ago, I am considering what I should do next. I enjoy travelling and am fluent in Spanish. After having lived and worked abroad, I feel I want to settle into a full-time job in the UK, but if there are opportunities for travel, that would be great.

    I am flexible in terms of jobs, but would like to secure full-time work. I don't want to go down a PGCE route however. I think working in the library and information sector would be a good fit, but most postgraduate courses require at least a year's pre-entry experience. Working in Publishing also is interesting, but it is extremely difficult to get into.

    Can anyone suggest post-graduate courses that would be a good fit, that expect no prior-industry experience but equip you with the skills and knowledge to begin a career? I am happy to do further study if the employment prospects after are good.

    Also, I would be interested to hear suggestions for the types of full-time jobs I could apply to right now in my positions.

    Thanks!
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    You really have to do your own research with this. Think about what you enjoy, what you're good at, what skills and experience you have and get some work experience. Don't just do a masters for the sake of it.
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    (Original post by hojo12)
    I am 30 years old and graduated with a 2.1 in History in 2007. I have since been teaching English abroad, and having arrived back from China a few months ago, I am considering what I should do next. I enjoy travelling and am fluent in Spanish. After having lived and worked abroad, I feel I want to settle into a full-time job in the UK, but if there are opportunities for travel, that would be great.

    I am flexible in terms of jobs, but would like to secure full-time work. I don't want to go down a PGCE route however. I think working in the library and information sector would be a good fit, but most postgraduate courses require at least a year's pre-entry experience. Working in Publishing also is interesting, but it is extremely difficult to get into.

    Can anyone suggest post-graduate courses that would be a good fit, that expect no prior-industry experience but equip you with the skills and knowledge to begin a career? I am happy to do further study if the employment prospects after are good.

    Also, I would be interested to hear suggestions for the types of full-time jobs I could apply to right now in my positions.

    Thanks!
    Postgraduate courses on their own are rarely enough to secure employment, almost all employers expect previous work experience.
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    Hojo12 I'm currently working on something which might be of interest, by random coincidence we are currently setting up a team across the UK/Spain/China so it might have a good fit for you. I'm 37, with a legal background and an MBA, so I'm not sure how I even got to your post!
 
 
 
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