Studying economics equips you with important employability skills that render you valuable in the job market. Hence, it is important to develop an employability profile as you progress through your degree. In an intensely competitive labour market, employers are always looking out for people who can efficiently deal with a wide variety of jobs under different circumstances. Developing a comprehensive employment profile will enable you to add value to the workplace as well as help you in identifying roles that fit your interests (Jenkins and Lane, Economics Network 2019).
A degree in economics not only equips you with strong quantitative skills, but also provides you with the opportunity to develop strong critical and logical reasoning skills among others. The exercise below has been designed to enable you to understand the various disciplinary and transferable skills associated with modules you take in your degree in order to enable you to develop your job profile. Knowledge of such skills will better equip you to communicate and consolidate your profile to prospective employers.