Career paths to choose if you have good English
After your graduation in English other than journalism and teaching, many professions can be at your doorstep. You just need to choose the right one according to your convenience. Here are a few choices which will help you analyze your interest.
1. Professional writing:
Nowadays writing has taken a very different perspective, from the mainstream writing to the content writing on websites, social media or print media there are so many platforms on which you can write. People with good grammatical skills and writing can choose this as a career.
If you are a graduate then you are definitely eligible to pursue an MBA. Based on your choice of interest there are various sub-streams available in MBA like finance, marketing, HR, sales, etc. You can use your skills to write and speak crisply to make great pitches and communicate the brand’s vision effectively to their target audience.
3. Mass communication:
This course will make you familiar with the different channels/ mediums through which communication takes place in the society, from films to radio to TV to newspapers and now even social media. A study in Mass Comm. will make you familiar with both the technical and creative aspects of these channels, and you can choose to make a career in either of them. A degree in English honors will give you the edge in communication over others pursuing this course.
4. Social Media Marketing
Since social media has become a big part of our lives, you can pursue it professionally after completing BA honors in English too. Since you are well read and can write just as well, you can combine these skills to market different brands to netizens. Plus, if you are already addicted to social media, this one will come easy to you.
5. Public Relations
If you find it easy to convince people with your words alone and get them to see your point without even trying very hard, then you will be great at Public Relations. PR can be pursued in different categories from lifestyle to corporate to government and can be a challenging and exciting career option.
6. Civil Services
Yes, you can prepare and sit for civil service examinations too. In fact, your study in BA honors English can help you with your civil too, as civils don’t just test your knowledge base, but also test what opinion you hold on a particular topic or issue, and the way you frame your answer makes all the difference. So your writing skills can really make or break it for you!
Yes, you can even take up law if that is where your interest lies. In fact, because you already have a graduate degree, you do not need to study for five years to become a professional lawyer, but can instead go for a three-year course.
8. Event Management
There are so many events happening all around us. You can organize such events, find sponsors for them, market them to different people and make a lot of money and have even more fun doing all this. You can either go for a course in event management or you can directly apply with an event management company depending on your interest from Bollywood to Corporate etc. They always give preference to people who can speak and write well.
You can take up the job of a translator as well and get paid really well for it. Since you are already proficient in the English language, all you need is to learn another foreign language (if you don’t know one already) and work for the embassy or take up any other translator jobs.
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