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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Skills for your CV - Economics

Typical employers

Economists are employed in a variety of settings in both the public and private sectors.
The largest employer of economists is the Civil Service through the GES. The Bank of England also provides vacancies through their graduate programme 
Economics graduates also find employment in a range of different areas including:
  • other government departments and think tanks;
  • banks (high street and city);
  • insurance and accountancy firms;
  • consultancies;
  • charitable and not-for-profit organisations.

Skills for your CV

An economics degree gives you subject-specific skills enabling you to apply economic principles and models, while also understanding the larger driving forces shaping social policy as well as financial markets and skills in statistical analysis. 
However, you'll also have developed valuable transferable skills:
  • communication - presenting findings and explaining complex data;
  • numeracy - handling complex data and applying mathematical and statistical analysis methods;
  • problem-solving - extracting information, drawing conclusions and making recommendations;
  • computing - using specialised software;
  • time management - completing specific tasks within designated time frames;
  • analytical skills - analysing research methods, data, conclusions and recommendations.

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