What skills are you gaining from an English degree? Here are some ideas for your CV!


The ‘Education’ section on your CV can be difficult to write, we’re all good team players and can give presentations in front of a seminar group… So what other skills have you gained?

Here are some ideas:

  • close analysis of text
  • confident public speaker
  • critical thinking
  • leadership
  • self-management
  • putting forward arguments and ideas in a concise manner
  • summarise theories and data
  • gathering, investigating and assessing materials
  • excellent written communication
  • oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • research and analysis skills
  • ability to work independently

Get more inspiration from the following links: https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/degree-subjects-your-options/301028-what-can-i-do-with-an-english-degree http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/english.htm#skills


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