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    I've not long left university and have achieved a BA Honours degree in social sciences, specialising in sociology and criminology (with a bit of politics).

    However, I'm struggling to find a job. I'm really interested in social research and report writing, and I think I want to enter a career involved in the publication of reports on different kinds of social phenomena (i.e. the likes of reports you see on ONS or published by other third sector groups). I'm open to hearing about other potential careers though, since I feel like I'm going in a circle trying to find my ideal job.

    Most of what I've seen so far is jobs for business and human resources graduates, so I don't exactly know where to look or what to look for. I'm on a ton of job sites and get alerts everyday, yet I struggle to see anything that sounds like I'd be good at.

    Any sort of social sciences careers advice would be appreciated, thanks.

    Edit: Oops. I think I put this in the wrong category. Might've been better in "Career sectors and graduate employment".
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    I've not long left university and have achieved a BA Honours degree in social sciences, specialising in sociology and criminology (with a bit of politics).

    However, I'm struggling to find a job. I'm really interested in social research and report writing, and I think I want to enter a career involved in the publication of reports on different kinds of social phenomena (i.e. the likes of reports you see on ONS or published by other third sector groups). I'm open to hearing about other potential careers though, since I feel like I'm going in a circle trying to find my ideal job.

    Most of what I've seen so far is jobs for business and human resources graduates, so I don't exactly know where to look or what to look for. I'm on a ton of job sites and get alerts everyday, yet I struggle to see anything that sounds like I'd be good at.

    Any sort of social sciences careers advice would be appreciated, thanks.

    Edit: Oops. I think I put this in the wrong category. Might've been better in "Career sectors and graduate employment".
    Were you using your unis career service?

    Have you looked at the ONS?

    There are also think tanks and charities.

    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...ee/criminology

    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...gree/sociology
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    Were you using your unis career service?

    Have you looked at the ONS?

    There are also think tanks and charities.

    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...ee/criminology

    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...gree/sociology
    Thanks for those links, really helpful.

    I've looked at some sites, like ONS and NatCen for vacancies.

    I'm actually going to go see my careers service soon.
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    (Original post by IrnBruMan)
    Thanks for those links, really helpful.

    I've looked at some sites, like ONS and NatCen for vacancies.

    I'm actually going to go see my careers service soon.
    Sometimes jobs wont come to you and you have to put a lot of effort in to perfect your job search skills.
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    Sometimes jobs wont come to you and you have to put a lot of effort in to perfect your job search skills.
    True. Struggling a little to find the right sites.
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    (Original post by IrnBruMan)
    True. Struggling a little to find the right sites.
    Just bookmark them and keep looking.
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    Just bookmark them and keep looking.
    I have, been keeping notes. Thanks for the tips.
 
 
 
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