It is very likely that one of your fundamental reasons to continue with your education to degree level was to gain a higher paid, more fulfilling job. Unfortunately (most would say) the three to four years of an undergraduate degree flies by and, before you know it, you are looking for a job. Knowing what to do can be a very difficult decision; we have tried to give you a few ideas.
Once you know what you want to do, you will need some help getting your ideal job. Here is a presentation highlighting the key areas all recruiters will be looking for.
Salaries for economics graduates are among the highest of any discipline. Different research tends to find different starting salary values - however the general consensus is that economics graduates are comparatively very well paid.
Here are a handful of case studies for you to look at of graduates who have an undergraduate degree in economics. It may also provide you with a few ideas of where you could go and what you could do.
A CV is the first impression a company will have of you, it is very important. We've provided a few links to some useful websites that can help you write a CV, cover letter and perform well at interviewers.
Social networking sites are now being used more and more by prospective employers. According to the Guardian (20th June 2009) one third of employers will use sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn to look for potential employers. Joint research by Harvey Nash and the Department for Work and Pensions revealed that those graduates who spent time on their online appearance were more likely to get hired. Amazingly, only 12% of graduates say they use social networking sites for prospective jobs. So maybe a little bit of de-tagging and careful status choices could go a long way...