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
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
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
Additional Answers (1)
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
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Local Positions Open in Your Area. Hiring Now - Apply Today!
Get Your Degree Online Sooner than You Think. Financial Aid Options
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Other Career Questions
Im 25 years old and live in Atlanta, GA and need a job bad. Been searching hard and need some advice. I wish someone would give me a chance to prove myself. I'm so willing to work hard and do my best....
So ive been planning on get a job just for the upcoming summer maybe longer but i dont know what to do exactly. I have a couple places in mind(dairy queen or movie theater) but i almost never see any ...
I am a trained Network Engineer in Cisco/Windows infrastructure. 4 Year term in US Airforce in NOC and: AA in IT Systems, CCNP, CCSP, CCDP, MCSE module training, A+Training, numerous training and han...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.