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    I've recently graduated from Newcastle Uni with a 2:1 in Marketing, and shortly I'll be applying for graduate jobs or similar. I really can't see myself entering the marketing world even though I have a degree. This is why I have so much time to post threads about acquiring chickens and asking about any new music out there. Any advice to applying? And of course what line of work are you in, and how did you come about applying/getting that specific job?

    Thanks in advance
    David

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    big yourself up make calls, target places with your CV's specifically but if you dont know what you wanna do yet get urself a minding numbing job that earns some pennies save up some money and do sumthing class

    ask your self, what is life about, am i really going to work for the next 60years of my life 9-5 ideally living but not really living at all.

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    I've never worked for anybody else in my whole life....I've always liked money to much.

    What kind of job do you really expect to get if youve got a degree in marketing ?
    Hardly going to be taken on as an aeronautic engineer. . .

    Best to decide what you really want to do, if its not marketing then you may have just wasted a good couple of years. What are you interested in ?

    For the record, im an electrical control systems aprrentice for a refrigeration company.

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    slamdunkin

    I've never worked for anybody else in my whole life....I've always liked … I've never worked for anybody else in my whole life....I've always liked money to much.



    We need to know your secret.

    I only work 4 hour's a day in retail.

    It is enough for me because I like being a home with my hens.

    I'm going to have the same problem when I graduate with my History degree.

    I don't want to become a teacher, and am definitely not going to do a Masters and become an academic. I'm currently working at Morrisons (poor job but has provided me with some money since 2005) and won't have a problem going full time for a while. However, I don't want to be doing that for the rest of my life but have no clue at what I want to do with my life.

    I need some inspiration like yourself

    black gerbil1

    ask your self, what is life about, am i really going to work for the next … ask your self, what is life about, am i really going to work for the next 60years of my life 9-5 ideally living but not really living at all.



    This is great advice.

    I'll be graduating this summer (Hopefully). I'm going to work 3-4 days a week max, just enough money to support me and my family. You really don't need money to be happy, go into something you enjoy but dont overwork youself.
    Edited by: "IceRaptor" 12th Mar 2011


    DLM

    We need to know your secret.I only work 4 hour's a day in retail.It is … We need to know your secret.I only work 4 hour's a day in retail.It is enough for me because I like being a home with my hens.



    thats lovely - am the same and only work a few hours a week now - as I like being at home with my son and husband.

    My degree was in Law and I did do that for a while, but although I loved the job I hated the people (bosses not clients !) so now I'm self-employed in a completely different field and it's the best thing I've ever done - I can't imagine having to work for someone else again it would be horrific !


    numptyj

    I work for … I work for myself...[img]http://images2.memegenerator.net/ImageMacro/4793071/Like-a-boss.jpg?imageSize=Large&generatorName=spiderman[/img]



    whats with the spiderman obssession this evening numpts?

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    He keeps spraying white stuff tonight ILP


    ODB_69

    He keeps spraying white stuff tonight ILP



    LOL

    @ ILP just saw it on 4chan earlier...in the random section so thought Id post it up here haha

    4 yers agow befour eye did me apprenteeship eye cudnt evun spel injuneer and now i are wun

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    DannyM

    What kind of job do you really expect to get if youve got a degree in … What kind of job do you really expect to get if youve got a degree in marketing ?Hardly going to be taken on as an aeronautic engineer. . . Best to decide what you really want to do, if its not marketing then you may have just wasted a good couple of years. What are you interested in ? For the record, im an electrical control systems aprrentice for a refrigeration company.



    Really helpful stuff...

    What kind of job do you really expect to get if youve got a degree in … What kind of job do you really expect to get if youve got a degree in marketing ?Hardly going to be taken on as an aeronautic engineer. . .Best to decide what you really want to do, if its not marketing then you may have just wasted a good couple of years. What are you interested in ?For the record, im an electrical control systems aprrentice for a refrigeration company.Really helpful stuff...



    Didnt think it was particularly un helpful tbh, as i did try and see what you were intersted in to offer suggestions, and you asked what line of work people were in so i told you, shouldnt have any complaints about it

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    vraptorchick

    My degree was in Law and I did do that for a while, but although I loved … My degree was in Law and I did do that for a while, but although I loved the job I hated the people (bosses not clients !) so now I'm self-employed in a completely different field and it's the best thing I've ever done - I can't imagine having to work for someone else again it would be horrific !



    Don't blame you one bit. My Mum is a solictor, Step Dad is a lwayer and step bro is a junior all in the same company. They come home each night more stressed that previous, not because of the work but because they aren't getting paid on time or at all. It makes me want to totally change from an academic kind of approach. I would rather do something for less money and enjoy it, rather than earn £150 an hour to be miserable like I'm experiencing atm.

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    Edited by: "lumoruk" 13th Mar 2011

    well i left college at 18 - joined the Army ( royal signals ) spent 7 years working as a communications operator. after leaving there i tried my hand as an NTL installation technician, after that it was a Motorway communications engineer ( fibre optics ) and now for the last 6 and a bit years i've worked as a Network Control Operator talking to the British Armed Forces using HF voice and data communications, mainly RAF aircraft and Naval ships around the world. The pay isn't anywhere near the likes of BG1 or some others on here but it's an interesting and pretty fulfilling role ! ( wouldn't still be here after 6 yrs if it wasn't )

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    arcangel111

    well i left college at 18 - joined the Army ( royal signals ) spent 7 … well i left college at 18 - joined the Army ( royal signals ) spent 7 years working as a communications operator. after leaving there i tried my hand as an NTL installation technician, after that it was a Motorway communications engineer ( fibre optics ) and now for the last 6 and a bit years i've worked as a Network Control Operator talking to the British Armed Forces using HF voice and data communications, mainly RAF aircraft and Naval ships around the world. The pay isn't anywhere near the likes of BG1 or some others on here but it's an interesting and pretty fulfilling role ! ( wouldn't still be here after 6 yrs if it wasn't )



    Ignore BG1 he is some 16 yo nobody. After watching that children in need slums programme it just gave me an idea of working in Kibera helping others. I refuse to sign on as I'm actually scare of the chavs that congrecate there/sponge for nothing but booze.

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    Dailydealer

    Ignore BG1 he is some 16 yo nobody. After watching that children in need … Ignore BG1 he is some 16 yo nobody. After watching that children in need slums programme it just gave me an idea of working in Kibera helping others. I refuse to sign on as I'm actually scare of the chavs that congrecate there/sponge for nothing but booze.



    You need to sign on to get your NI paid.

    It will help you in the future.

    Just whizz in and out.

    i had to sign on for 2 weeks just after leaving the forces... hated it tbh ! but like DLM says you need your "stamp" paying for your NI to claim your pension .... saying that why bother lol there prob won't be one by the time we reach retirement age ( should we reach it that is !! )

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    But it's horribly embarrassing and unfair...

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    Dailydealer

    But it's horribly embarrassing and unfair...



    I know I felt the same a few year's ago and didn't go.

    I tried to claim benefits earlier this year and wasn't allowed any because my NI wasn't up to date.

    You never know when you might need it.

    I work in finance - hate it.Trying to get out of it. A thankless job, hated by the public etc moan moan but thankful to be in a hob!

    I also work part-time for myself - as a DJ and karaoke presenter - Good points - good money, sometimes appreciated, good perks, being my own boss.

    Bad points - drunk people, hangers-on, a lot of hard work "behind the scenes", having to deal with people - some "famous" & some not - who are up their own harris.

    There's good and bad with most jobs I reckon - a case of taking the rough with the smooth.

    I also worked in the law field and hated it! lasted 6 months and knew it wasnt for me, also knew I never wanted to work for anybody again. I went on to buy a couple of burger vans, sold up and made some cash and now own a cafe sandwich/shop which I love doing!

    If you didn't have a real commitment to marketing why did you do a degree in it? Its not as though it is especially transferable or will stand you out from other candidates for potential jobs who have a degree.

    This is an issue which really needs addressing in the UK. There are huge student protests about the increase in fees etc, yet most people going to university have no concrete plan or have been given good advice on why they should do a specific degree. It baffles me. Its why there are huge numbers of people turning to the PGCE following history degrees etc. If you are unsure what you want to do after uni do a degree that contains skills any employer would want!

    I am a designer for a marketing company, not far from you in Middlesbrough, there are jobs available, fair enough it's competitive but they are there I know because we have notifications sent to us, and most are in Newcastle. I actually find the field fun at times, I enjoy the job.

    I felt the same as you after uni, i imagined I would just step into a job, i quickly realised the truth and felt like i had wasted 3 years and a lot of Money. I got together with some uni friends and started a business, it was ok, it was not a roring success, nor a failure, we managed to draw a wage most months. But we didn't enjoy all the self employed stuff so after a period of time we mutually called it a day and gave up before we grew to resent it. I had a baby and then was offered a job part time by a marketing company we often worked alongside.

    You tend to find straight after uni, sometimes it feels like you have just had enough of the subject and the area does not feel appealing
    Edited by: "skellysgirl" 13th Mar 2011
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