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Completely agree with Josh's answer earlier. Don't think of your resume in terms of your degree. Think of it in terms of the skills you've learned, and how you have applied them.
- You have a unique perspective on how historical events impacted global development or created dangerous situations for organizations, governments, and individuals
- You are en expert in primary research and know how to read beyond the immediate meaning of words
- You are most likely a good writer. It is amazing how few people can write well, so this will set you apart from competition.
- You've likely conducted deep analysis of historic trends and their impact. That is a skill that easily translates into business, consulting, management, operations, or research.
Truthfully, I don't buy your degree dictates what job you can get (technical jobs aside). What I believe most graduates are missing is the ability to apply knowledge into value-generating actions.
For instance, with your history major, you could say in an interview with any company, "I selected history major as I thoroughly enjoy studying how events have unfolded and why. The history of any organization or even job function clarifies the context of situations. Once you have context, you have the ability to provide thoughtful insight to problem solving.
After all, best problem solvers wear the perspectives of other people.