Economist Resume Examples of 2022

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Example #1
Economist_Example-1.pdf

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Example #2
Economist_Example-2.pdf

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Example #3
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Economist Text-Only Resume Examples

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  • Example #3 #3

Allison Rosenberg
123 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Collaborative Economist with 5 years of experience at large corporations. Focused on providing relevant analysis and data-backed suggestions to business leaders and other stakeholders. Experienced and confident public speaker. Master of Economics.

Professional Experience

Economist, CKI Corp., San Diego, CA | August 2019 to Present

  • Evaluate and pinpoint trends in production of various goods and services
  • Perform both qualitative and quantitative analyses of economic factors
  • Gather, analyze, and illustrate data using several different software programs
  • Helped company navigate a period of rapid growth that saw 136% increased revenue in 8 months

Economist, NYS Inc., San Diego, CA | June 2017 to July 2019

  • Made informed predictions of market trends to help company pursue growth opportunities
  • Generated creative yet accurate visual depictions of complex data
  • Provided consumer trend analysis that helped the business identify and focus on high-potential new target demographics

Education

Master’s Degree – Economics
University of California, San Diego, CA

Bachelor’s Degree – Economics
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Key Skills

  • Business Trend Research
  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Consumer Demand & Trend Analysis
  • Data Gathering & Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Market Trend Forecasting
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis
  • Statistical Modeling

Cameron Malfara
123 Windermere Rd., Seattle, WA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Dedicated Economist with 5 years of experience in the federal government. Ready collaborator who builds productive relationships with agency leaders. Focused on helping find new ways to streamline and improve research procedures. Experienced and confident public speaker.

Professional Experience

Economist, United States Department of Energy, Seattle, WA | August 2019 to Present
Hours per week: 40 | Salary: $72,000 | Supervisor: Aliya Jackson, [email protected] (may contact)

  • Analyze and predict spending needs of various government projects to help leaders make sound fiscal decisions
  • Gather and assess data on US wages and employment
  • Write in-depth reports on research findings for review by multiple agencies

Economist, United States Department of Agriculture, Seattle, WA | June 2017 to July 2019
Hours per week: 40 | Salary: $67,000 | Supervisor: John Bergsen, [email protected] (may contact)

  • Collected and summarized data on economic activity and productivity metrics
  • Consulted and advised policymakers, helping ensure new laws accounted for economic factors and implications

Education

Bachelor’s Degree – Business
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Key Skills

  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Data Gathering & Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Inflation & Interest Rate Analysis
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Spending Needs Analysis

Jessica Lang
123 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Profile

Resourceful and thorough Economist with 5 years of experience at research firms and think tanks. Confident public speaker; put complex data in clear and accessible terms while presenting extensive research to colleagues and the general public. Committed to ongoing professional development and education. Ph.D. in Economics.

Professional Experience

Economist, SQI Institute, Nashville, TN | August 2019 to Present

  • Gather and analyze data on newly identified public health and education issues
  • Research economic trends, signals, and concerns
  • Publish findings in several high-profile journals and periodicals

Economist, UKM Foundation, Nashville, TN | June 2017 to July 2019

  • Recommended measures to counteract broad, complex economic problems
  • Closely reviewed and incorporated historical trends with all projections and recommendations

Education

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Ph.D. – Economics
Master’s Degree – Economics
Bachelor’s Degree – Mathematics

Key Skills

  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Data Gathering & Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Economic Trend Research
  • Historical Trend Analysis
  • Public Speaking & Presentations
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis

Tips for Writing a Better Economist Resume

1. Describe how you’ve influenced employers

At a company, government agency, or research institute, you’ve generated insights and analyses that helped people respond to complex economic issues. Speak to that influence on your resume. Spell out how your work guides important decisions and change periods. By describing your influence, you can capture the true depth and impact of your role.

Examples:

  • Helped company navigate a period of rapid growth that saw 136% increased revenue in 8 months
  • Consulted and advised policymakers, helping ensure new laws accounted for economic factors and implications

 

2. Keep your format simple and consistent

As an experienced economist, you may have various career areas besides work and education. For instance, maybe you’ve:

•   Written articles for industry or academic journals

•   Delivered presentations at conferences or seminars

•   Gained proficiency in statistics software programs

•   Conducted original research while completing a Ph.D. degree

How do you gather and organize all those details on one resume? The trick is setting “global” format rules that can govern the entire document, no matter how long or multifaceted it becomes. As one global rule, you can divide virtually all text on your resume into just four categories:

  • Section headings (like “Work Experience,” “Publications,” or “Research”)
  • Company, school, and other organization names (like “McKesson Corporation” or “University of Tennessee”)
  • Your name, job titles, degrees, and any other titles you can claim (like “Jessica Lang,” “Economist,” or “Bachelor of Science”)
  • Main/body text (everything else)

 

Leave the main/body text as is but choose one or more unique format settings for the other three categories, such as bold, italic, or UPPERCASE. You can then apply the settings to all text in that category across the document (to that end, try using Microsoft Word’s nifty Format Painter tool). Following this method allows you to set your career details off from each other in a clear and consistent way.

3. Know the rules for a federal resume

If you’re applying to economist jobs in the federal government, you’ll need to draft a federal resume (see Example 2 above). Federal resumes have a lot in common with regular resumes. However, there are significant differences. You’ll need to incorporate these differences Otherwise the government won’t consider your application. You can find helpful resources on federal resumes at the government’s main job site, www.usajobs.gov. Here you can generate your resume using the site’s own Resume Builder tool or get tips on drafting and uploading your federal resume as a separate document. Below are links to help you get started:

Key Skills Hiring Managers Look for on Economist Resumes

Include a “Key Skills” section on your resume (see the samples above) to give the hiring manager a quick overview of the expertise and value you offer. Consider including any of the terms below:

Key Skills and Proficiencies
Business Trend Research Complex Problem-Solving
Consumer Demand & Trend Analysis Data Gathering & Analysis
Data Visualization Economic Trend Research
Historical Trend Analysis Inflation & Interest Rate Analysis
Market Trend Forecasting Public Speaking & Presentations
Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis Reporting & Documentation
Spending Needs Analysis Statistical Modeling

Common Action Verbs for Economist Resumes

It’s easy to get stuck when writing the professional experience section of your resume. You may find yourself running out of action verbs to describe your work. To help you over the hump, we put together this list of strong resume verbs for an economist:

Action Verbs
Analyze Collect
Conduct Evaluate
Forecast Gather
Highlight Identify
Investigate Offer
Pinpoint Present
Propose Recommend
Research Shed light on
Study Suggest

How to Align Your Economist Resume With the Job Description

Economist jobs are projected to grow by 13 percent this decade, five points higher than the average for all US jobs.

When you find an economist job posting that interests you, look closely at the required skills and qualifications. Are there any you possess but haven’t featured on your resume yet? For instance, if the job is at a think tank, have you been involved in similar causes and research areas? If so, consider mentioning that experience in your resume Profile. (Often, you can add it to the end of your intro line.) This extra step will make your resume more relevant to the job, and more likely to attract the hiring manager’s notice.