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Does anyone here have any job search tips for an Economics graduate?

I am just finishing up my BA at the University of California, Irvine. I'll have a degree in Economics and a minor in Political science and mathematics by this August. I worked at a law office for 9 months and then for another quarter at a financial services firm. I am looking for a position as a Financial Analyst or accountant. I have not been able to secure a position. I don't want to work in a primarily sales field. I would love to work in a more research/ analysis type of field. Unfortunately, for people with no real experience, Sales jobs are the only ones available. I have the knowledge of Financial and managerial accounting. I also have very good MS office skills. My GPA is also not a problem. Does anyone have any tips that could make my job search more productive? I would really appreciate any help! Thank You.

Asked By: SheKnows - 6/29/2008
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At my last 2 jobs there were macro analysts who wrote impact reports about important topics like the latest CPI, interest rates, etc. They are called macro analysts in part because they don't provide in-depth coverage on individual firms. Your poli-sci minor will be looked upon favorably if you interview with a macro... More
Answered By: Allergic To Eggs - 6/30/2008
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if you want to be an accountant, one thing you should do is pick up a CPA. I'm sure you have the requisite math and statistics. It really looks good on a resume, and may help to offset the lack of relevant job experience.
Answered By: holdm - 6/29/2008
 
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