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January 12, 2009 1:01 PM   Subscribe

What is the right course/night class/learning path, to take right now?

Some background info.

Im 23 and I have a 'safe' job (or mostly safe, I work for a department of the British infostructure similar to the NHS etc) and my contract doesnt come into question untill December this year (but it has been verbalised that I will be "fought for tooth and nail"). I earn a great wage for someone my age and have some spare cash (after ISA's and savings) and miss learning.

So my question is...what should I learn? I have a degree in English Lit though I would love something more practical, especially bearing in mind the difficult times ahead. What would make me, even more indispensible. Not particularly about my job, although I wouldnt rule it out per-se (i work in security and facilities at an entry level ). Im open to anything and in the UK. Im also interested in options similar to the OU.

posted by Neonshock to Work & Money (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Project management always seems to be in demand.
posted by trinity8-director at 3:57 PM on January 12, 2009

If you want to be learn something practical, that will make you indispensable, learn a trade. Or... could you learn a language and take your skills to a similar position in a foreign country - somewhere in the EU?
posted by Weng at 6:18 PM on January 12, 2009

Definitely start learning a language! It's good mental stimulation at any age, but it also could be a big plus for your career later on, no matter where life takes you. Plus, language classes can be a lot of fun.

I wish I could go back & tell my 23 year old self, just out of college, to take some Spanish classes...
posted by easilyamused at 2:28 AM on January 13, 2009

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