Harry Potter – A Guide to Magical Employment

 

“Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“I DON’T CARE!” Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. “I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Don’t talk to me.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“He must have known I’d want to leave you.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Why are they all staring?” demanded Albus as he and Rose craned around to look at the other students.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“How do you feel, Georgie?” whispered Mrs. Weasley.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“You’ll stay with me?’
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.”
Stephen King Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Why were you lurking under our window?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“He accused me of being Dumbledore’s man through and through.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“An Unbreakable Vow?” said Ron, looking stunned. “Nah, he can’t have…. Are you sure?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“It’s going to be all right, sir,” Harry said over and over again, more worried by Dumbledore’s silence than he had been by his weakened voice. “We’re nearly there … I can Apparate us both back … don’t worry …”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Seventeen, eh!” said Hagrid as he accepted a bucket-sized glass of wine from Fred.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“I’m going to keep going until I succeed — or die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen. Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famous, not knowing he would be woken in a few hours’ time by Mrs. Dursley’s scream as she opened the front door to put out the milk bottles, nor that he would spend the next few weeks being prodded and pinched by his cousin Dudley…He couldn’t know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: “To Harry Potter – the boy who lived!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Well?” Ron said finally, looking up at Harry. “How was it?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“I dreamed I was buying new shoes last night,” said Ron. “What d’ya think that’s gonna mean?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Just because it’s taken
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Who’re you going with, then?” said Ron.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Ginny, listen…I can’t be involved with you anymore. We’ve got to stop seeing each other. We can’t be together.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Harry Potter isn’t real? Oh no! Wait, wait, what do you mean by real? Is this video blog real? Am I real if you can see me and hear me, but only through the internet? Are you real if I can read your comment but I don’t know who you are or what your name is or where you’re from or what you look like or how old you are? I know all of those things about Harry Potter. Maybe Harry Potter’s real and you’re not.”
John Green Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“What’s that?” he snarled, staring at the envelope Harry was still clutching in his hand. “If it’s another form for me to sign, you’ve got another -”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    Choosing to become an Auror means accepting that you will be undertaking difficult and dangerous work – but that didn’t stop it from being Harry Potter’s preferred career option. Which of these subjects is the focus of an Auror’s work?

    • Dark magic
    • Divination
    • Alchemy
    • Astronomy
  • Question of

    Although Gringotts Wizarding Bank is primarily owned and run by goblins, it is known to employ witches and wizards as well. Bill Weasley had a particularly exciting job with the bank, working as a Curse-Breaker in which country?

    • Egypt
    • Greece
    • Turkey
    • Peru
  • Question of

    Professional sports can be a lucrative career in the muggle world, so presumably witches and wizards must be able to make a decent living from playing Quidditch professionally. Ron Weasley is a loyal supporter of which perennially unsuccessful Quidditch team?

    • Puddlemere United
    • Chudley Cannons
    • Holyhead Harpies
    • Wimbourne Wasps
  • Question of

    Becoming a school teacher is one muggle career choice that is also available to the wizarding population. Which of Harry Potter’s classmates ended up taking the role of Hogwarts’ Herbology professor?

    • Neville Longbottom
    • Lavender Brown
    • Dean Thomas
    • Parvati Patil
  • Question of

    Working with animals is often a popular career choice and the wizarding world offers some particularly exotic opportunities, such as dragon keeping. What careers advice might Charlie Weasley (who worked with dragons in Romania) have taken from the Hogwarts school motto: ‘Draco dormiens numquam titillandus’?

    • A watched dragon never sleeps
    • There’s no dragon without fire
    • A dragon’s roar is not worse than its bite
    • Never tickle a sleeping dragon
  • Question of

    A career in retail is always a possibility for a magical person looking for work. Options include working for an established business in locations such as Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade, or opening your own shop if you have some business aptitude and a lot of galleons to invest. How did Fred and George obtain the money they needed to open their joke-shop Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes?

    • Harry Potter gave them his Tri-Wizard Tournament prize money
    • They borrowed it from Gringotts Wizarding Bank
    • Gambling on the result of Quidditch World Cup final
    • It was an advance on their expected inheritance from their Great-Aunt Muriel
  • Question of

    The wizarding world has a few career options available in the public transport sector. What job did Stan Shunpike hold when he first met Harry Potter?

    • Driver of the Hogwarts’ Express
    • Head of the Portkey Office
    • Floo Network regulator
    • Knight Bus conductor
  • Question of

    Regardless of whether you are magical or a muggle, you are always likely to want medical care. Which of the following terms would be used to describe a medical professional working at St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries?

    • Healer
    • EMT
    • Surgeon
    • Ameliorator
  • Question of

    Witches and wizards with a flair for (sometimes creative) writing can always pursue a career in journalism. Although the magical world doesn’t have the computers or internet access that are crucial to modern muggle journalism, they do at least have what helpful item available?

    • Prompt-Parroting Pen
    • Quick-Quotes Quill
    • Rapid-Recall Writer
    • Swift-Statement Stylus
  • Question of

    One of the most fundamental jobs to life in the wizarding world is also one of the most exclusive – that of wand-maker. Which wand-maker was pursued and killed by Lord Voldemort thanks to the fact that he had advertised his possession of the infamous Elder Wand?

    • Ollivander
    • Gregorovitch
    • Peverell
    • Fortescue

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