Excerpt from An Entrance Guide to Professions and Business
IN including this Guide to the Professions and Business in the commercial series, the Editor and Publishers believe that they will meet the wants and Wishes not only of a large number of young men who are about to enter upon their life's work, but of many parents who are anxious to decide upon a career for their sons. The choice of a career must necessarily depend upon a large variety of circumstances, and the causes that inﬂuence a decision must always vary largely in particular cases; but it is thought that much help will be afforded in taking a step so important and vital, by placing before parents and sons the main facts about each of the recognised professions and the chief branches Of business. With this Object in view the present volume has been arranged, and the Author has spared no pains to make the information here given practical, reliable, and up to-date. It will be noticed that the section on professions includes Journalism and Scholastic work, which are Often neglected in similar manuals, while the commercial section covers a larger variety of occupations than is usually described, such as Coachbuilding, the Earthenware Trade, and Railway Clerkships - these being chosen in addition to other occupations as being for various reasons typical in character. It is, perhaps, impossible to deal with all the many and varied phases of commercial life, but the Editor believes that enough information is given in these pages to meet all ordinary requirements.
It has not been possible in the space available to give details of all the subjects Of examination in the various professions and the Civil Service, as these vary from time to time but full information is given as to the general kind of work required, and in every case the Author has indicated where further information may be found.
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