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yeah, that's what i said: A LIBRARIAN.
i like books and alphabetising things.
You can apply for a graduate trainee position somewhere, but then you'll have to do a Masters.
What's stopping you? Not one single thing that's what.
also living in a land-locked country doesn't help, i imagine.
She lives in Hawaii now, too.
isn't that terrifying and wonderful at the same time?
one day i'm all like "the world's my oyster, YEAH!" and then the next day (usually when i'm hunting jobs on the internet) i'm like "fuck, i have very few/no relevant qualifications to anything whatsoever".
or are you currently at the point where you dunno what you want to do so are looking at everything?
i'm pretty sure i want to stay here but my language ability is failing me.
who are either Austrian with lots of UK trade or UK based with a presence in Austria? Pick one that sounds interesting and think what you could do for them ie; you have legal and language skills - then send off your CV with a covering letter saying you've looked at what they do, find it interesting and have some useful skills. The worst thing that can happen is they ignore you, but the best thing is you'll get a job where you'll be useful, that will improve your language skills and make contacts.
In the long term; you like law, teaching and Austria - why not look at doing some sort of corporate training events? There are plenty of companies that do that sort of thing - and don't forget if you hate iot you can quit and you've lost nothing.
Or ignore all that; I suppose the point is you don’t need to be conventional in your job search, and that you have more skills than you realise.
But all of the above still stands.
but its basically what everyone who isnt cricketer or king is.
yeah i could do this. this is the only plan i half have. is this really going to be my life?
then apply to work in Luxembourg or somewhere else where you can get awfully, awfully rich.
people earn like 300 euro an hour teaching business english. i'd have to do a masters in business here though. which i might struggle in. idk.
...teaching Slovakians English?
spend a year learning adobe illustrator then become a digital designer
good ones are hard to find.
There's loads you can do with that.
*digs out and amends the secret file on ghostpony*
There's quite a bit of crossover, so I might have read you talking about law/justice in threads or something.
i just dunno if i want to do it forever though. i can only keep my job for another year, anyway.
Languages, wasn't it? Interpreting is a good career.
Have you thought about doing a masters? Maybe something with some statistics and research involved, which is easy for us artsy types to get a handle on.
i think i'm going to have to do a masters.
i do think my ideal career is a researcher. but like, pffft.
Have you thought about stuff like public policy, energy policy, things like that? There's some great masters around and about. Some at my place in Paris (Sciences Po) and also in Berlin (Hertie, Freie Universitat), London (LSE obvs, but also SOAS), the States. If you can find an mPhil (precursor to a doctorate) you might even be able to get funding. Plus the British Council/other institutions often give you scholarships for study abroad. I've applied for a scholarship to cover my tuition here from the French government which they offer just to english students who want to come and study in France and learn to speak french.
would be a wicked career though
You need to speak at least 2 languages fluently (other than your mother tongue, obvz) to join the EU. Most interpreters I know at the EU have about 5 or 6.
i mean, my austrian pals who aren't even interested in languages can mostly speak three languages anyway. i have no chance here.
I mean, your Austrian palz won't have English as good as yours, and considering how few native English-speakers have good foreign language skills etc etc etc...
I quite often get messages from friends with 3 or 4 languages asking me about grammar. Unless they're from a university that stresses the importance of learning academic English, or have spent a lot of time studying here, they're probably not fluent enough for most jobs that require "excellent communication skills" etc.
I'm useless at my chosen language, completely unambitious and not career minded at all and even I managed to (fluke) a job that uses my skills.
are now hired in country by the FCO - they used to be from the fasttrack program but they now prefer in-country because it's a bit cheaper. You could probably get a job as a consular officer ... my friend was teaching in Korea for 12 months, applied for a job he saw on the noticeboard outside the embassy, and he's now a junior consular officer at the embassy in Korea. Pretty sweet deal.
LE staff are cheaper and usually have more knowledge of the area etc. They are always looking for people with language skills in the trade units
so they don't offer you a way in to the FCO. But hey, you could always do it and then go back to the UK and apply to the FCO or fasttrack programme, you'd have a great chance of getting in.
work for the 2 years and then go elsewhere usually to places they've had contact with during their work
THANKS. really. this is some good stuff to think about. i'm going for a walk around zentralfriedhof and think about it all.
Even if you don't grow to love me, I can offer you protection and can gaurantee that all snooty society girls will be all like "Who IS that??" and when they learn who you are will only talk about you through gritted teeth. You'll be the belle of all Bristol.
Big man, small horse.
Waiting to take you wherev... wait you're not Ghostpony. The horses don't apply to you Bloomington.
you could still look at other kinds of translation work. I see jobs advertised all the time for people to do localisation for video games, websites etc.
have you considered entertainment, you seem as bright and shiney as a button, which would be the major qualification I would have thought
I'm genuinely not sure.
You can take that as flattery, gp.
and i still had to look at that picture for quite a long time to work out that it wasn't her.
live of the ads.
That's what i'm doing.
for a 'Roman Catholic Music Administrator'
This sounds phenomenal, go for it
don't waste thousands of pounds on this unless it's something you seriously want to do. if it is, try to get funding for it first. (I doubt this applies to ghostpony but just saying...I know so many people who're like oh I'll just do a law conversion then don't get a job £12,000 later).
If she wants to be a lawyer then she should do it. As far as I can tell from what friends are doing it's actually easier to get funding for a training contract if you're doing a conversion course as many of the big firms prefer you to have previous education and experience. That might be rubbish though.
and not assuming you're going to get a job at the end of it. and only doing it if it's something you seriously want to do and have thought about a lot.
it doesn't really make that much difference, each have their advantages. Graduate recruitment tend to target law students but it tends to be slightly better off Oxbridge sorts who do the GDL and know what to do through recruitment. Basically if you've got a first from a posh uni and you've played some sports.
I have a friend who studied languages at Nottingham who found it incredibly easy to get funding. Same deal with another friend who studied with me at Bath. Yet my friends from school who went to Kent and Sheffield respectively to do straight Law really struggled to get sponsorship.
Some firms actually have lists of universities that they won't accept people from... really depending on the firm, they won't bother looking for QLD (straight law)people outside of about 15 universities.
I think doing a gdl makes you look more motivated (you have to do more of your own research). And you apply later in your degree (making it easier to get vacation schemes which firms use for their training contract intake).
so our ghostpony might be in luck.