Make a good summary, which indicate your professional knowledge and skills, proficiency in PC and special software. In addition, the economist must understand labour and tax laws. The advantage is good knowledge of the English language.
If you have recently graduated, and still have no work experience, try to get in an institution. The salary you will be low, but you will gain the necessary skills for economic planning activities of the organization that, over time, will help you to get a more prestigious job.
If you after graduation for a long time not worked in the specialty, but circumstances forced you to look for a job economist, then maybe you too will be in the budget of the organization, but with a trial period, as you'll be a young professional, which this time, according to TC, have no right to install.
If you worked in a related specialty (accountant or accounting clerk), then first you will need to get higher education (in that case, if you are behind only the College or even courses). If you have higher education, you will have to undergo refresher courses. However, not every employer will take the ex-accountant for the position of "theoretician"-economist, so be prepared for possible failures and be patient.
To find a suitable job, you need to constantly review the information published in the media and spread online. If you have friends in the organization, which requires an economist, drop the false shame and try to get a job in their patronage.
Many organizations and companies do not publish job vacancies in this specialty, hoping it's well-established in other places of the employees whose activities are tracked by different methods. So, if you are already working as an economist, try to show their best side to get a high-paying job in another company.