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English degrees demonstrate the ability to analyse documents, have a fast reading speed, good verbal & written communication skills and a passion for culture.
Depending on what kind of English degree it is, literature or language, you should be selling these skills with emphasis on the various aspects. For example, an English Language graduate would stress their knowledge of grammar and spelling and would therefore be very appealing to a publication or press association who require proof readers and Sub-Editors.
A literature graduate could also apply for a role like this, however they may also wish to sell their analytical skills and creative flare as a reason for getting into a different industry such as advertising.
As with other non-vocational degrees like History, you must be able to display an ability to learn and adapt quickly. Those with vocational degrees when entering a job that is appropriate to their degree, may have some knowledge and experience that you have yet to learn. You need to be able to prove that you can pick these kinds of things up quickly.
Many English graduates find the hardest challenge is discovering what you want to do. Once this is decided, the popularity of the degree can cause problems due to there being a lot of competition. It is up to you to display how you are different, better and most importantly how you are these things because of your degree. Employers will be expecting someone well articulated who can argue a point persuasively and this includes why you should get the job they are offering.
Dependable upon industry. Most English graduates claim to earn anywhere within the £18,000-24,000 range to begin with, increasing with promotions.
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