Remember, remember, the month of November. Why? Because this is the month we’re telling you that your qualification can blow up your career like a glorious display of fireworks. Gone are the days when a degree or diploma could only be used in the field you studied. Turns out, there’s much more you can do with your qualification than you may think. Have a look.

Arts/humanities qualifications

Considering the rate at which job automation, artificial intelligence and global outsourcing are becoming a reality, it’s probably not long before many currently coveted trades become obsolete. But, the skills you develop when doing a BA often aren’t in a trade. Instead, they teach you how to think and innovate – something computers are unlikely to achieve in the short term.

Beyond the unlimited potential of your elastic brain, your arts degree can also open doors to careers like: accessory design, art book editing, automobile design, book jacket design, copywriting, forensic art, goldsmithery, industrial design, marine architecture, teachers’ assistance, theme park design, web design, and many, many more.

A history degree

History qualifications aren’t very popular. Probably because of their perceived limitations. The obvious streams you could go into in the old days were usually restricted to academia, archiving and teaching. But, did you know that a degree in history can open doors into fields like politics, business, marketing, and law? Have a look at what topuniversities.com says about it.

No degrees at all

These days, it’s hard to get a foot into the working world with a degree (and no experience), let alone without one. But, even with the challenging jobs market, there are multiple careers that don’t require a traditional qualification. These include: web development, administration, paralegal assistance, insurance brokerage, real estate brokerage, tax administration…

If there’s a field you’re interested in, do some research. Chances are, you can work your way into something incredible if you know where to look and who to ask.

Who really knows what they want to do with their lives when they’re 18? Uh, very few people. Bottom line? Your qualification doesn’t have to be a life sentence.