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Economist Interview Questions

32 Economist Interview Questions
Question 1 of 32
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Talk to the hiring manager about how you are able to maintain a level head during stressful situations. Give an example of positive feedback you have received on your ability to handle stress.

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"I handle stressful situations very well. Whenever I feel a bit overwhelmed, I will take a step back for a breather. I try to re-assess the situation and look at it in a new light. My current manager comments quite often on my ability to handle high pressure very well."
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Question 2 of 32
What have you done to help your subordinates to be more productive?
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How important is productivity to you? Talk to the hiring manager about your ability to coach your junior staff/team members in order to ensure that productivity is at its finest.

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"I dedicate quite a lot of my time to helping my subordinates be more productive. I show them some 'tricks of the trade' and allow them to shadow me on the job. I also send out a weekly tips sheet, and a newsletter, full of industry tips. I like to recognize those who are productive as I feel this fosters an environment of encouragement."
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Question 3 of 32
How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
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Assure the hiring manager that you view this opportunity as a long term fit. Talk about how their organization will offer you long-term interest.

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"You can see from my work history that tenure is very important to me. As much as you are looking for a fit within your organization, I am seeking a long term fit for myself as well. I would be very happy to finish my career strong, and with your organization."
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Question 4 of 32
Why did you choose a career as an Economist?
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Talk to the hiring manager a bit about the path that brought you here.

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"I chose a career as an Economist because I felt it was a perfect way to blend my interests in politics, finance and sociology."
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Question 5 of 32
How do you keep your manager informed on your progress?
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Walk the hiring manager through your process of submitting your progress. Do you use specific tools or software to track progress?

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"In our current firm, we use a web based application called Basecamp. The majority of the time, my works' progress in documented in that system. My manager can see daily, weekly and monthly updates as well as projected completion dates."
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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 09/22/2010
Last modified on: 08/22/2018

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About Economist

August 10th, 2018

An economist is a professional in the social science discipline of economics. The individual may also study, develop, and apply theories and concepts from economics and write about economic policy. Within this field there are many sub-fields, ranging from the broad philosophical theories to the focused study of minutiae within specific markets, macroeconomic analysis, microeconomic analysis or financial statement analysis, involving analytical methods and tools such as econometrics, statistics, economics computational models, financial economics, mathematical finance and mathematical economics.