How Not to Get a Proper Job

By Phoebe Young

“Most of my friends from the UK took sensible, vocational degrees that guided them straight to the safe and sturdy rungs of the London job ladder. I set off in a similar direction, and spent my student loan on studying English Literature at the University of Sheffield. I absolutely loved my course, which had many overlaps with art movements, theories and history. During my final year, I forlornly realized that I had no aching desire to rush into marketing or teaching. I actually wanted to be, ahem, an artist.”

From there, the author changed her course a couple of times and is finding her way in the world of employment. In this article, Phoebe Young shares a few words of advice: