The job description-reality gap

We left our heroes, Bathsheba Everdene and Gabriel Oak, trying to get a good price for their sheep at careers fair. This week’s analogy is another market, the oriental bazaar stall that is the job description. You can browse without any commitment and see if something takes your fancy, though you may be hassled by…

5 reasons for using niche job sites

Job hunting is never quick and easy, but there are ways to streamline your search for the perfect economist role, cutting out time and stress for you. Thankfully today everyone has access to highly-targeted, specialist job boards, covering just about every career sector under the sun – from economics, to sales, to automotive, to travel sector…

The perfect do-you-have-any-questions question

“I thought you were going to go that way,” says your passenger as you speed past the motorway exit marked The Way You Really Should Have Gone. “Did you not know about the ten-mile tail-backs causing four-hour delays?” Clearly, you did not know but if you had you might have done things somewhat differently. Time…

In the madding crowd at a careers fair

Bathsheba Everdene and Gabriel Oak would feel right at home visiting a careers fair. They spend their time tending their sheep then bring them to market and seek a buyer. They’ll be hoping to get a good price but rumour has it that there are lots of people in sheep at the moment. If only…

Making money grow on your post-graduation decision tree

Congratulations! You’ve just completed an undergraduate degree, and all those 9.00am lectures, 5.00pm deadlines, and 3.00am cups of tea as you crammed for the last exam are behind you and it’s time for the next step. (If you’re still in the middle of your exams, please re-read in a couple of weeks.) You’ll eventually want…

Unsuccessful at interview: The six stages of rejection and recovery

“Tell me, baby: Where did I go wrong?” (Prince, 1990) “Dry your eyes, mate” (Skinner, 2004) “I will survive” (Perren & Fekaris, 1978) Looking for and not getting a job is an emotional experience worthy of the great poets and popular music artistes. It has everything from the thrill of the chase to the infatuation,…

The Leadership Debate

”It’s not my job to tell people what to do,” said the deputy leader of a political party, illustrating a distinct approach to leadership. In interviews for senior positions, and even entry-level positions if you’re upwardly mobile, you might well be asked to describe your leadership style. You could give a STAR answer (please read…

EconomistReviews

You are familiar with our website EconomistJobs.com. We would like to make you aware of our latest project to be launched in the Autumn called EconomistReviews.com EconomistReviews is a job seeker community that offers economists an inside look at employers. What makes the site unique and invaluable is the employee generated content – anonymous salaries,…