English Language is regarded as a global language. While dominating across the world, today it is the most common language to be spoken and written in almost all the parts of the world.
The attainment of degrees in English or being in pursuit of it, whether it be Bachelor or Master or above must be considered as nothing but the recognition of your passion for this rich and innovative language. If it is to be considered as one of the strongest means of communication and provides many ways for developments in terms of trades and commerce, science and technology etc., then, why is it that it cannot help you pave the ways for your career development? If you are pursuing a degree in English or you are interested to do it, then, this article might be helpful for you, as it provides you some ways for your English career development.
An English degree provides you a lot of ways to let you go towards the direction of various careers. The strongest reason that the English Language has a great value and significance may be observed when you find it is very much useful in almost all the occupations of the world. Whatever be the career, good communication skills of English Language is the basic requirement. As the water is needed for the preparation of any dish or recipe, so is the need for English Language for any profession. In this way, English degree prepares you to select the best career option out of various careers.
In fact, there could be more to explore, but just to name a few variety of occupations are mentioned herein: such as, Media and publicity, research institutes, Sales and marketing, translation work, technical writing, freelance writing and online content writing, working in personnel department of a business organization, teaching in the schools or colleges, trainer or instructor at the institutions or library science etc.
In addition, it is on the basis of English degree, you can work in sales, as a sales representative or executive or in a higher position, because the basic requirement of sales jobs is good communication skills of English Language. If you have a good command on language, you can take up sales job and can carry out the activities efficiently. Moreover, the scope of teaching and training are always open for you. You can find various job opportunities, in the schools and institutions. It is where you can be hired and paid depending upon the skills you have possessed.
Private tutoring is not a bad idea as well. All that’s needed is to market your skills through a proper channel, then, within a short span of time, you will find the students at your place.
Freelance writing is booming nowadays. Having chosen seasonal or topical writing or both, you can start writing accordingly. As a content writer also you can be associated with a website and can gain money and fame. How about writing a novel and earning money through your creativity and artistic quality of writing? You can earn a good deal of money by writing novels with high imagination and powerful descriptions.
You can be a good poet too – rather than being just an amateur, because you have already possessed the knowledge and the useful information of literary technicalities pertaining to your course curriculum. Gone were the days when the poets were thought to be penniless. The art of poetry has its own value and significance to entice the readers and it has been flourishing accordingly. While maintaining your means of support or earning your livelihood, you may have a go at poetry in the good hope.
A word of mouth, standard English may not be confined to the accent only – Indeed – it must be developed as well, as it’s very much important for your career development. Standard English becomes a strong source for sharing your experience: personal, educational or professional. Thus, an English Major is to offer, in a wide range, the opportunities to demonstrate your skills accordingly, having been pursued and improved through the academic qualification which you have possessed.
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (PhD-Management)
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and Programming
Certificate course in English language proficiency
Level 1 – Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India